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Chevrolet Traverse, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
#40 of 90 New Traverse - Today!
Jul 01, 2009 (5:47 am)
Last night I finalized the purchase of my LT2 AWD Traverse. It is Desert Brown w/ Dk Titanium carpet and Lt Cashmere leather interior. It also has the dual skyscrape sunroof, trailer tow and a block heater. After 6 weeks of negotiating with dealers (Saturn & GMC), and searching inventories, I found exactly what I wanted at the dealer that has always given me the best deals on previous vehicles. They offered it to me at $7600 under MSRP, plus $3000 GM card points and 0% financing. With the addition of my trade which they gave me $500 more than I expected, (compared to other dealer offers), I was able to get my net loan down to $30,300 or $505/month. This is the most expensive car I've ever purchased, nearly $10,000 higher MSRP than my last vehicle, but it's only costing me $35/month more. I couldn't be happier. I hope the vehicle is as rewarding as the final sale. Good luck and happy hunting.
#41 of 90 Re: New Traverse - Today! [prophetx]
Jul 01, 2009 (7:12 pm)
I am looking for the exact same car. Can you post the breakdown of your cost and did you have a GM vehicle to get the $3000 GM card points.
Thanks in advance.
#42 of 90 Re: New Traverse - Today! [prophetx]
Jul 18, 2009 (7:16 am)
How low/high does the temperature dial reads? I read whether some SUV's only go to 70 degrees which is not cold enough for me on a very hot day.
#43 of 90 Re: is this a good price? [jessica873]
Jul 19, 2009 (11:33 am)
I went to a NE Pennsy Acadia dealer first, and got the run around with my trade, a loaded 2005 Trailblazer LT, with 87000 mi. on it. I walked, even tho' we got within $800 of my goal.
Yesterday - went to my local chevy dealer in PA, and looked at 2009 Traverse, with navi, trailer package and rear view cam, MSRP $37, 900, and GMS priced at
$36 202. rebates were worth 2500 off that, or 0 % finance. I went for the 0 % over 60 mo, and got $11, 200 for the Trailblazer. Got dealer to take all the fees except State tax and tags, out of the 25 grand balance. Both dealers didn't want to do much about going below the GMS pricing, although, the chevy wound up to be 200 below invoice. Love the vehicle BTW, but maybe could've done a little better, Feel like I contributed some $$ back into OBAMA'S BAILOUT $$$ Package.
#44 of 90 2009 Traverse LT1 with NAV - Price Paid in MN
Jul 20, 2009 (5:40 pm)
Only options chosen were 7pass cloth seating, Nav with Rearview Camera, Bose Sound, and Trailering Package. This is essentially a base LT1 with a Nav system.
Negotiated Price 33,489
From all of my research on consumer reports, it appears as though I'm paying about $500 above the true dealer cost, which is a fine place for me. Should also note that there was an additional 2250 incentive, which I decided to forego and take 0% 60 month financing.
#45 of 90 09 Traverse LTZ AWD w.options in NH
Aug 13, 2009 (8:11 pm)
On July 15th, I traded my 07 YUKON SLT2 for a 09 Traverse LTZ AWD w/dual skyscape moonroof , trailer package, heavy duty cooling system, rear DVD,2nd row centerconsole and extra for Red Jewel Tincoat plus destination (775.).
Sticker MSRP 46,635.
straightforward price 44,546.
GM rebate -2,250.
GM card discount -1,000.
gross sell 41,296.
trade in allowance 28,421.
Admin & Title fee 125.
net due 13,000.
There was no room to try to get the Traverse for less. My only room was in the trade in, but they offered me $1,500 more for the Yukon than was offered from Toyota,Acura,Audi and Ford. I could have gotton similar from GMC(Acadia) or Buick(Enclave), but I think the Traverse is the best looking of the Lambda platforms. I could have gotten the 2010, but there is no straightforward discount or GM rebates on the 2010. The Traverse has been great so far.
#46 of 90 09 Traverse price and comments
Aug 25, 2009 (8:11 am)
The following is based on my opinion and or facts:
I have owned a GM products for over 25 years and GM stock which I lost alot of money. After car shopping at GM and Chrysler STEALERSHIPS I can see why both went bankrupt. I should of shopped for a GM vehicle before owning GM stock it would of helped(prevented) me from owning GM stock.my last vehicle spent alot on NON regular maintance parts including a plastic intake plenium that GM has known as a problem for many years and did nothing until a class action that I missed the deadline and only covered up to 140,000 miles so because i was loyaled and owned my with 250,000 miles i was out of the suit. only because of the roomy interior,price and wife wanted i bought 09 Traverse LS FWD. vehicle sticker price $30065.00. advertised at $22,990.00 plus BS stealership fees [about $1300 which included sneaky color choice additional fee which is not on GM site,freight and handling(we had to take the one on stock in lot),delivery prep fee(overpriced car wash)]. -$1750 rebate.State taxes on car and rebate $2201.00. All said and done out the door price with taxes,fees,rebates,MUST FINANCE at 8%,etc $26500.00
I called around and no other dealer could touch it.
****another note reading Edmunds reviews indicated that a representative had noticed 2 years ago a transmission sluggish problem shifting on the Saturn Outlook(same platform as Traverse)and was corrected on Saturn but yet GM puts out the Traverse WITH the same problem and yet typical GM puts out the Traverse with the problem instead of fixing. The one thing i hate so far is the transmission shifting feels terrible and should of been corrected like the saturn BEFORE selling. also I have read reviews about the oil filter too close and hard to access and spilling all over bottom of engine. GM get your act together and put a splash sheild under oil filter like many vehicles have and fix the obvious transmission shifting problem.
The customer service reps and corporate office executive assistants on the phone sound like incompetent employees,wait and see or call for yourself.
#47 of 90 09 AWD Traverse LS
Sep 09, 2009 (1:34 pm)
Hello - I just had a quote and was wondering if this is a good price. Also, what is estimated motor vehicle expense? Also, does the rebate go on after the tax?
29,941.00 Selling price
2,095.87 7 % NJ sales tax
350.00 Estimated Motor Vehicle expense(State imposed)
148.00 Dealer adminisration fee
7.50 Tire Tax
- 2,000.00 rebate
NET PRICE : 30,542.37
#48 of 90 Re: 09 AWD Traverse LS [blend1]
Sep 11, 2009 (6:06 am)
Last week the local Houston Chronicle newspaper listed one Chevy dealer give $4900 discount. $2000 from rebate and $2900 from dealer's discount. I would assume you still can negotiate more when you visit dealer. So just $2000 rebate discount seems not enough.
#49 of 90 Traverse LT2 (plus/minus entertainment system)
Sep 18, 2009 (9:33 am)
I'm looking to buy a traverse LT2 (plus/minus entertainment system).
Has anyone bought one recently? whats a good price
I'm in Philadelphia