2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.8 from North America
The paint on the radio knobs faded. However it was replaced when I took it in to the dealership for a service.
The engine at times make a noise at start up almost as if the starter is sticking. The service department were unable to find the cause and it is intermittent. May happen once a month. It sounds bad, but the car always starts and runs perfectly.
The other thing was the front brake pads have been changed twice. They seem to have worn rather quickly. I upgraded this last time to 100.00 pads, which seem to be holding up better so far.
The issue now is the rear brakes, which have plenty of pad but are annoying with their squeal. I have cleaned and adjusted and tried other things, but they continue. I will probably have to upgrade the shoes and do some other maintenance on them.
The equinox runs on Mobil 1 full synthetic, and it has been a reliable vehicle. The issues have been minor. Chevy still kicks ASS.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2009