2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Taken at the dealer’s parking lot after a test drive

Well here it is:  my wife’s new 2017 Chevrolet Equinox.  In the last post, I wrote about the extensive hail damage on our Chevy HHR and how the insurance company totaled it out.  We went shopping and after many queries on Google, found exactly what we wanted.

We found a small town dealership that treated us very friendly and we got a great deal.  Thank you Clinkscales Chevrolet and Teresa and Edwin for a great experience!  Much appreciated.

Our 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is a LT model, with a number of amenities that were just not offered in the HHR.  Power comes from a direct injected Ecotec 2.4l engine.  It is powerful enough and provides nice fuel economy.  The interior is nicely appointed with comfortable power assisted cloth seats, tinted windows, power lift gate, etc.  The color is “Velvet Blue” and has a certain purple tint to it under certain light.  Finally, the ride is much improved over the HHR.  The HHR had a nose-heavy feel to it; the Equinox is more balanced.  It is much more quiet too!

So far I’m very pleased.  Looking forward to a road trip for a more detailed review…  Stay tuned!

6 thoughts on “2017 Chevrolet Equinox

    1. bowtie6 Post author

      Jim – I don’t like to talk too much about that subject but I’ll share this: When you go talk to a dealer, ask if the VIN number you are looking at is “tagged” discount. Some vehicles have the discount; others don’t. We got lucky and ours had the discount. There was also the “April” rebate and of course our settlement from the insurance due to the hail damage on the HHR.

      All total, we were able to buy this new Equinox for what a “low mileage” (ie, in the teen’s) off-lease, used Equinox goes for. Ours is a 2017, and the 2018’s are out. The 2018’s are really nice but the price is quite steep too. At the end-of-the-day, the 2017 is a great value for the $$$.

      I hope that helps.

  1. tysonhugie

    Congrats on this one! Glad you got some resolution to the hail damage situation, and it sounds like you ended up getting a few upgraded amenities as a result. I like that deep blue color and would be curious to see it in direct sunlight.

    1. bowtie6 Post author

      Tyson, the deep blue is certainly a nice one. It has a certain “purple” tint to it at dusk, and during the day in direct sunlight it has a very slight sparkle to it. This would be a nice color for Camaro with a couple of white stripes down the middle – can’t get more “Murica!” than that…

  2. Michael Yount

    That’s a Chevy family right there!

    Joe – my mom passed away Thurs Apr 6….enjoy those trips down to see your mom!

    1. bowtie6 Post author

      Very sorry to hear about your Mom, Michael. Indeed, one of my New Year’s resolutions has been to drive to Aiken more often to see mom. She turned 89 just a couple of weeks go too.


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