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    Question Pontiac Torrent/Chev Equinox

    My Jeep is giving me some headaches and DH wants me to give her up. I love my Jeep but it is time for a change. I can't afford a lot...nothing really but being the family car I need something reliable.

    I have been looking at a 06/07 Torrent and both get mixed reviews on the internet. Does anyone here have experience with either those or the Equinox?

    I want a AWD SUV that handles the winter well because I just don't and I drive a lot!

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    Well my mom makes them so she says they are made perfectly
    But honestly I thought I heard that the Equinox had great reviews?? I know my sister has one and she loves it, very little problems if any, and she lives near Ottawa and drives back this way quite often and says it drives well.... in all weather

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    I own an 07 POtiac Torrent and love it. I have heard that there can be some issues with them but we ahve never had any problems. I wouldn't give it up for anything. I don't do a lot of driving in it but we do take it to Toronto and back on about half a tank of gas. On a bad day I can fill the tank (68L) for about $70. A tank generally lasts me about 2 weeks but as mentioned above I don't drive it too much. It is a comfortable vehicle with lots of room in the back for dd's car seat. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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    hubby is a mechanic and he says he'd buy the Equinox
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    Quote Originally Posted by one ordinary girl View Post
    hubby is a mechanic and he says he'd buy the Equinox
    Is there much difference with the 06/07?

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    I have a 06 Eq and I love it! I have had No issues! My sister has the 07 Tor and she hasn't had an issues either.

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    Ok so now that we have narrowed it down...lol does anyone have any idea of a reputable place I can go to look at a few? The only place I know about it Brian Finch and he seems to be a lot more expensive then others I have seen online.

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    I have an '05 equinox and have had lots of problems with it (it was in its first year though, so I'm sure things are different). Two that come to the top of my mind are the AC which broke within 3 months of the warranty finishing, and the power windows that broke at the same time. Apparently because the controls are in the middle console, they have to run wire through the door, all the way around and didn't leave enough slack so the wires all broke from the door being opened and shut all the time - pretty costly to fix (and we still don't have the air fixed). I'm sure I can think of more, but those are my sore spots lol (oh, that and the small gas tank for the size of the car - like I said though, I think those things likely were improved over time)
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    We bought ours at RayCullen and My Sister bought ours at Brian Finch. both were very awesome! We bought the extended warranty.

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    We have an 06 Equinox and love it. We bought at Ray Cullen and we heart them there.




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    We have a Torrent but its 2009. It drives wonderfully in bad weather. We enjoy it. Bought ours with Karen Skinner now of McMaster Chev.

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    So after some research I am leaning towards the torrent. I have read and heard that the Equinox has quite a few electrical issues. I am not sold though as the more I read the more I see more negatives.

    I just want a SUV that handles well that isn't going to have too many issues and doesn't break the already dwindling bank account.

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    Just fyi the torrent is no longer being manufactured.




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    lol...perfect..thanks.

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    Just so you know they are basically the exact same vehicle with the exception that one says Pontiac and the other Cheverolet.

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