2006 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet Equinox
My positive experience as a Chevy Equinox owner.
I bought my 2006 salsa red Chevy Equinox AWD new in 2006. It has been extremely reliable and has needed no major repairs. I have been changing the oil every 3-5k miles. Last year I needed to put in shocks and struts due to normal wear and tear on the vehicle. Tires have been changed very couple of years due to normal wear and tear. We have not needed snow tires because it is all wheel drive, which I highly recommend. I live in NY and we have had a lot of snow in the last couple of years and I have never gotten stuck. The heat and air conditioning has always worked great. I have had to have to alignment adjusted once. Other repairs and upkeep have been brakes, rotors, fuses, but nothing major. We are a family of four and fit very comfortably in the car, with plenty of room in the back for groceries, luggage, etc., we have gone camping and fit all of our equipment in this car! And we now have a dog and he fits very comfortably in the back! There are 110k miles on the car and is still runs great. I am hoping to get as many miles out of it as possible. It starts everyday even in the cold weather. We have always bought Chevy vehicles, and will continue to buy Chevy vehicles because of their reliability and of course because the vehicles are made in America. Both the cars in our household or Chevy vehicles. I will most likely buy or lease another Chevy Equinox in the very near future.
Short person approved, smooth drive, and great cargo space.
Overall I have really loved my Equinox! I love that it feels lighter and smoother of a ride compared to Jeep s that I grew up with. I wished mine had the option to switch into AWD from front wheel drive in the winter but I can get 355 miles on a tank doing highway driving so the mileage is pretty reasonable for an SUV. I love the shape and feel of the seats as some seats can feel to constructive for anyone who is not super skinny! I am only 5'3" so visibility while driving is very important to me and I have had no noticeable issues with blind spots or windows being too high to see lower cars. I also love that the backseat is adjustable to move forward/backward and that the back of the seat can fold down in two pieces as I often have a car seat for my son but need to haul larger/longer items at times. The cargo space is great! I road tripped with 3 other women halfway across the country for a week long convention and while it was cozy it was totally doable. I really love my Equinox and am sad it is getting older and higher mileage already!
2006 Chevy Equinox review: the car continues to experience problems as it ages.
The car gets a new problem every time you fix one. The brakes, oil, radiator, battery, and wheels have all given me problems. I do not know a lot about cars so I just take it to the shop and they fix it. The most annoying of these problems is the battery. At first when I bought it there was a new battery in it but within one year the battery was completely dead so I bought a new one and then within 9 months that battery was completely dead. I cannot keep putting in money for it to be repaired but at the same time I like the car because it still has a smooth ride and picks up speed quickly and that is what I like in a car. The car is fine when there are not problems with it but I just feel like it is aging really quickly.
Equinox easy to handle in the winter on very icy roads.
The only issues have been with the heater in our vehicle but it is been worked on twice and only worked once out of the time we have had it cause for some reason you have to have an extended warranty to cover the cost of repairs and it is going to cost us about $2, 000 to repair it and hope that we do not have to fix this again cause the flapper doors seem to be faulty in this particular vehicle so be aware of this before getting this particular vehicle and year buyer beware and also keep it serviced cause if you do not then you will find yourselves with another issue you did not count on along with tires and that is another issue with these vehicles get and keep newer tires for improves fuel economy.
Seat warmer didn't need in fl but did use them a lot in ar,
I bought it new off the showroom floor, easy to drive and really comfortable to ride in. It has been on all types of road conditions and handles extremely well. I only have 91 k on it but have not had anything to do except the regular Maintenance, I am still on the only set of tires. In the mountains in ar with high winds it still handled like a dream it is good on gas, you into any auto parts store and get the few parts that you need like a air filter or wiper blades. I had on little quirk with the air and it was a $25. 00 repair at the Chevy dealerrater the best car I have ever owned. I will drive it until it will not go any farther then I would not like to get rid of it.
I'm not sure about newer models of the Equinox, but most of the '06s experience an overheating issue at least once in their lives. It turns into a very expensive ordeal!
I tend to be a practical person so I like crossovers for their versatility. I love my Equinox because it's just the right size for me to transport small to moderately sized items if need be. The back passenger seats fold down to allow for more room if needed for transport. But I'm not committed to transport space as I can be with a pick-up truck (without the extended cab). The only negative are the funky blind spots it has (due to Its design) and three expensive repairs my Equinox needed (thermostat replaced twice; fuel pump replaced twice; and engine head gasket once) all before the vehicle turned 10 years old. Aside from that I love my Equinox!
Love my ‘06 Equinox! Handles great! Has great horse power! Rides smoothly!
Love my ‘06 Chevy Equinox. It is spacious and handles very well. I have not pulled any small trailers with it, and it is designed for it, but I have carried heavy loads in the trunk area. And it didn't even phase it. Meaning that we carried the same load in a different vehicle, a minivan and it affected the way the mini van drove. But not the Equinox. The only problem that we have with our Equinox is the side window panels on the two front doors came loose, I guess, while traveling and broke off. It is a small simple fix. But others that I know whom have an Equinox had the same problem. All in all a great car! 5 Stars.
Chevrolet Equinox the best reliable car ever for you and your family.
I absolutely love my Chevrolet Equinox it is the best car I have ever had it's a reliable car that has a big trunk and a big back seat my 2 kids love it and so do I because I have enough room for both the car seats and me and my husband have enough room for us to sit and enough room for the strollers I also love that my speakers because they have built in bass. Another reason I love my car is because it drive so smooth and we are now able to take long trips and not have to worry because we have enough room and we have an amazing reliable car that had plenty of space for us to travel and it gets really good gas mileage.
Great used car that is dependable in all conditions.
Overall my car is very reliable. It seems to have very good gas mileage and is great in all weather conditions. The transmission is a little weird I am not sure if it was from the previous owners or just how the model is. I would honestly though recommend this car to anyone who is looking to buy a car. It does although seem to use up oil a lot more than my other cars often needing oil added to it before the next oil change. But other than the transmission and using up all of the oil everything else about this car is great!
Low mileage under 110,000 miles, Clean title, Carfax available
I love the fact that my vehicle is a very good size with a lot of room for my family. The size of my vehicle is important because of how many are in my household. You would think the gas would be alot because of the size of my vehicle however it is very good on gas mileage. The only dislike is that I could of paid a lot less cash on the year and make of my vehicle after further research was done. The color of my vehicle is not a common color but a nice color to me. It is a real bluish green and very reliable overall.