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Chevrolet Equinox reliability - better info

Discussion in 'Chevy Equinox Forum (GMC Terrain)' started by mkaresh, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now reports absolute repair rates that make the differences between cars much clearer. Results are updated four times a year, so it's possible to report on new models quickly then to track cars closely as they age.

    We already provide some reliability stats on the Equinox and Torrent, but would like to cover all years, especially the new 2010 Equinox and Terrain. For this, we need more participants. So I'm grateful that the owner of this forum has given me permission to post here. We're linking back from our results pages for the Equinox.

    Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

    To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain, free of charge.

    For the details, and to sign up to help out:

    Car reliability research
     
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan November Beard Grower - Cancer Fighter Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    If you have an Equinox and want to help out, please consider doing so. This looks like a great site and will be of real value for others.
    Equinox Parts
     
  3. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We recently updated results for a couple years of the first-gen Equinox based on owner experience through the end of September 30, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2006: 81, about average (blip at the end of the warrranty?)

    2005: 56, better than average

    These results are based on small sample sizes, so are asterisked and only visible to members on the site:

    Chevrolet Equinox reliability comparisons

    With more participants, we could provide more precise results and cover all model years. I'd especially like to have a quick result for the 2010.
     
  4. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2010: 94, worse than average, not the best start

    2006: 94, about average

    2005: 96, about average

    Small sample sizes for the 2005 and 2006.

    Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

    Chevrolet Equinox reliability comparisons

    GMC Terrain reliability comparisons

    Same results on both pages.
     
  5. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through March 31, 2010. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2010: 48, about average, and considerably better than earlier

    2006: 113, worse than average

    2005: 100, about average

    Small sample sizes for the 2005 and 2006.

    Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

    To see how competitors compare, and sign up to help provide this information:

    Chevrolet Equinox reliability comparisons

    GMC Terrain reliability comparisons

    Same results on both pages.
     
  6. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through June 30, 2010.

    Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the more recent months until the summer or even fall of next year.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2010: 46, about average

    2006: 110, worse than average, small sample size

    2005: 88, about average, very small sample size

    We'll have updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

    To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

    Chevrolet Equinox reliability comparisons

    GMC Terrain reliability comparisons

    Same results on both pages.
     
  7. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through September 30, 2010.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2010: 44, about average

    2006: 45, about average, small sample size

    2005: 120, worse than average, very small sample size

    We now have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

    In the case of the 2010 Equinox and Terrain, the percentage with no repairs is about 68, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

    Chevrolet Equinox Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

    Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

    To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

    Chevrolet Equinox reliability ratings and comparisons

    GMC Terrain reliability ratings and comparisons

    Same results on both pages.
     
  8. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through December 31, 2010.

    Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since last April until the summer or even fall of this year.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2011: 81, about average but close to "worse than average"

    2010: 51, about average

    2006: 56, better than average, small sample size

    2005: 71, about average, very small sample size

    We now have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

    In the case of the 2010 Equinox and Terrain, the percentage with no repairs is about 69, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

    Chevrolet Equinox Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

    Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

    To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

    Chevrolet Equinox reliability ratings and comparisons

    GMC Terrain reliability ratings and comparisons

    Same results on both pages.
     
  9. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We have updated reliability stats for the Equinox, Torrent, and Terrain based on owner experiences through March 31, 2011.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2011: 52, about average

    2010: 55, about average

    2006: 56, better than average, small sample size

    2005: 55, better than average, very small sample size

    We now have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

    In the case of the 2010 Equinox and Terrain, the percentage with no repairs is about 65, and the percentage of lemons is about two.

    Chevrolet Equinox Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

    GMC Terrain Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

    We'll have updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

    To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

    Chevrolet Equinox reliability ratings and comparisons

    GMC Terrain reliability ratings and comparisons

    Same results on both pages.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  10. mwatters

    mwatters New Member

    This is great information for anyone thinking about buying an Equinox. Thanks for the effort! Much appreciated.
     
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