2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT from North America
This car is a Piece of Crap!
I have had a new head gasket at about 55K miles.
I have had a new ABS system installed.
I have had the rotors replaced or cut 7 times.
I have difficulty starting the car, even when its 100 degrees outside.
There is a persistent rattling noise on the drivers side.
When I made the decision to trade in my 97 Trooper for a 2005 Equinox, I was excited with my choice. I was certain that Chevy made a good truck.
Boy was I wrong! This Jalopy as I refer to it has been nothing more than trouble for me. Thank God for extended warranties! I spend so much time at the dealership, they should start paying me. But since I do nothing, but Bad Mouth Chevy, I guess I would not be a productive team member.
Prior to owning a Chevy, I drove an Isuzu Trooper and owed 3 Fords Prior to that. My company will only allow us to drive vehicles produced on Union Made lines, so I am stuck with either a UAW or CAW car... I will take my chances and go back to FORD... I averaged 135K on all of my Fords and had 196K on my Trooper when I traded it and never had the kind of trouble I've had with my 2.5 year old vehicle. Unfortunately, I have 2 years remaining to pay for the heap, otherwise, I would set this thing on fire!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th October, 2007
Boy, that really sucks, having to choose between a Chevy and a Ford. Out of the frying pan into the fire! I'd tell your company that they can dictate what kind of car you drive the day they start making your car payment for you, or buy you one flat out. God forbid you get to drive something that's not a piece of crap.
I have just two questions. How on earth does your company have the right to tell you what you can and cannot drive???! If they do think they have that right, then why on earth would you continue to work for them???!!!
His company probably does not wish to offend the unions. But here is a question I have for the Unions who hate foreign made cars. Which of these is "foreign made"? The Chevrolet Aveo built in South Korea or the Honda Civic built in the US and Canada??? Any takers on this one???
To comment 11:15.
I used to be a defender of the argument that because most Honda and Toyota (among other import companies) vehicles were built here in the states, and that because most of their domestic counterparts were built in foreign countries such as Mexico or Korea, you were better off buying an "import" than you were buying a "domestic".
However, I've since changed that opinion. I wish you could still get a REAL import, not one that was made here in the states. Case in point: Toyota's recall. Only the American-built models were recalled.
If you want a good car, union "built" is not the way to go.
There are two Japanese vehicle available in the U.S. right now that are built by UAW members: the Mitsubishi Galant and Mazda6. Both are highly rated by critics and the buying public. I don't think you can flatly say union-built vehicles are bad. I think it has more to do with the designs union members are given to work with. The Pontiac Vibe was another UAW-built car, but GM killed it. It's bizarre how they snuffed one of their best products!