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Chevrolet Uplander, Pontiac Montana, Saturn Relay, Buick Terraza, Pontiac Montana SV6, Van
#2634 of 2925 Re: Light flicker on 3.5, etc. [stobar]
Jun 04, 2006 (9:37 pm)
Go to www.GM.com. Then go to the tab in the blue bar "GM News"
Then go to the article 2006-06-01 GM Delivers 345,157 Vehicles In May
This will bring you to the May monthly figures. Go to the spreadsheets at the bottom of the article. You can serarch by car, truck, model. Compare to last months sales, YTD and previous months data
Here is the direct link:
http://media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http://image.emerald.gm.com/gm- - - news/viewmonthlyreleasedetail.do?domain=74&docid=26343
I would also check out the current incentive tab to see what they have going in your region.
My recommendation is to deal from invoice only. Find out what the dealers invoice is.
Do and inventory search of all Uplanders in your market place. Take a look at the MSRP sticker and see each individual Uplanders make up. Take that information, compare to the dealers invoice from www.kbb.com ( Kelly Blue Book). Now you have some fire power:
1. GM buy power lets you see the inventory and you kind find which dealer has the largest inventory, thus the need to unload those extra Uplanders. Gmbuypower at http://www.gmbuypower.com
2. You can pull the cost from Kelly Blue Book, so you know the spread between dealers markup and MSRP. http://www.kbb.com/
3. You also know from the GM Corp web site that some vehicles are selling less month to month, so you may be able to get a better deal on a Buick instead of the Chevy
4. You know the incentives before you walk into the dealership.
5. I would have my financing already worked out, so you also keep this negotiating to your advantage.
6. You make your offer and walk if they say no, knowing that you have lots of other options as you can see their inventory.
MSRP on our 2005 Buick Terazza CXL was $33K. We walked out the door at $26K
That's with every option except Navigation and Phat Noise.
#2635 of 2925 Re: No 5-spd... [beach15]
Jun 06, 2006 (7:54 pm)
Well beach15, thats because GM dosen't make 5 speed transmissions - BUT they buy them from Japan....
My '06 Equinox FWD has an automatic 5 spd made in Japan.....
#2636 of 2925 06 Terraza Brakes and Fan output
Jun 09, 2006 (4:39 pm)
We recently test drove a 06 Terraza CXL FWD, well we have actually test driven it 3 times!. I love it, except for the lack of third row curtain air bags and a funny thing with fan output. I noticed that when you step on the brakes to slow the rear fan output slows down. It happened when on heater and a/c but not every time I applied the brakes. Has anyone had similar experience? Or does anyone know what this is do to?
#2637 of 2925 Re: 06 Terraza Brakes and Fan output [wannawonda]
Jun 12, 2006 (5:41 am)
I noticed the same thing on my 2005 Uplander. It has had the alternator replaced on the lights flickering recall. Seems the electrical system does not compensate quickly enough for the decrease in engine speed and resulting less alternator speed giving less electrical power. Just a theory and no idea what the fix might be.
Jun 12, 2006 (3:59 pm)
Ok, im new to this forum so ill try to explain everything all the way thru.
my mother has a 99 Pontiac Montana That has almost 90,000 Miles on it and has had electrical problems for a long time but no motor problems. until now. she was driving,and all the sudden all dash lights came on at once and the van jerked and i pulled over,shut it off, turned it back on, and it just shook. so i shut it off again, had it towed to a mechanic who was supposed to be one of the best.
He now has had it a little over 2 and a half months, and cant figure out whats wrong. he has tried everything he can think of, ask everyone he knows, and even spent his day off at a nascar race asking everyone he could about it. Now its no longer a job, its an obsession. he has paid all the labor to the other mechanics,isnt charging for any parts except for the 2 injectors he first thought it was and is working alone on it night and day.
my power sliding door quit working after they installed the "saftey recall", and the passenger side power window motor now needs replaced because it keeps slowing down when i hit the button and speeding back up when its almost all the way down.
If anyone has any suggestions or needs more details feel free to email me at coolio13576hotmail.com
or reply on here. ANYTHING WOULD BE APPRICIATED!!! i need anything anyone can think of..
#2640 of 2925 fuel economy
Jun 19, 2006 (1:04 pm)
Our '05 Uplander (3.5 liter) mileage computer shows 19.1 mpg. We have never reset it since purchase. 24,000 miles. I'm very disapointed in this mileage. We had 2 Ventures before this Uplander and they both got 24 mpg +/_.
What is everyone else getting?
Any thoughts on how to improve this?
#2641 of 2925 Re: fuel economy [lmoeder]
Jun 20, 2006 (7:04 pm)
We bought our '05 Terraza with the 3.5 liter engine in April. We reset the mileage computer upon purchase and ours shows 20.2. We do a lot of local running around, and will leave for a trip to Texas next week. I would think we could get better. Would like to know what others with the 3.5 are getting.
#2642 of 2925 Re: fuel economy [stobar]
Jun 21, 2006 (5:06 am)
We don't drive in city stop-n-go traffic much, but our Terraza has averaged between 21 and 27. My wife (heavy foot) tends to be on the lower end of the scale, while my normal daily driving gets between 24 and 25. The 27 (a tad higher, actually, but don't have the log to review right now) was all highway. These vans love cruising!
I actually posted my mileage logs on the EPA's Fuel Economy web site, but haven't updated it since just prior to our long trip that surprised me with the > 26 mpg average both ways. This is a good site to post your own numbers for others to compare, as well as just to see what others with similar vehicles are getting.
More participation means a better overall feel for what each vehicle's range of mileage is (vs. just my own numbers based on my area and driving style). So please, don't just use it to check your numbers, post them for others to see too!