Chevrolet Equinox 3.4L V6
Unfortunately for prospective Equinox buyers, some early first-gen models have suffered from well documented head gasket problems. It’s probably due to poor design of the engine cooling system, but Equinox’s 3.4L V6 deserves the title of “head gasket eater”. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it was made in China. Proper maintenance and reserved driving style simply won’t do you any good here. 2005 Chevy Equinox is one risky used car to buy, and it’ll likely fail you somewhere down the line. If it hasn’t failed the previous owner already. Needless to say, if you decide to join the army of disappointed ’05 Equinox owners, be prepared to rebuild or change your engine entirely somewhere down the line. Blown head gasket requires nothing less if not treated preemptively.