Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cambridge IL - USA
I can't offer much advice, as my 2016, 3.6 AWD, LTZ has about 3,400 miles on it:
I believe at the mileage you say is on this pre-owned Equinox, mechanically it probably is solid; it will have many other needs as mentioned earlier like suspension and steering parts, HVAC issues, half-shaft joints/boots, hub bearings, fluids, electronic components, etc.
For those reasons and service related needs, I shy away from high mileage vehicles.
It seems that whatever components are serviced or replaced, there is always something unexpected that pops up with higher mileage vehicles that make them less dependable or reliable.
If the vehicle isn't your only vehicle in the stable, and if doing some extra maintenance and repairs are acceptable to you, and the purchase price is fair; then purchasing a higher mileage vehicle could be a desirable option.
2019 Chevy Equinox; 2.0 - LT - FWD - Silver Ice/Redline - Purchased 10/20/2018; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2016 Chevy Equinox; 3.6 - LTZ-AWD - Black/Black - Purchased 7/7/2016; Mills Chevrolet, Davenport IA
2017 Chevy Malibu; 1.5 - LT - Pepperdust - Purchased 8/2017; Green Chevrolet, East Moline, IL
2009 Chevy Silverado; 5.3 -LT - 4WD - Ext. Cab - Granite Met. - Purchased 02/2009; Green Chevrolet, East Moline IL