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Chevrolet Traverse, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
#51 of 89 Re: 09 AWD Traverse LS [jwally]
Sep 18, 2009 (7:16 pm)
Bought August 2009 a late 09 model with 39 miles on my and feel the same shifting stumbles as noted on many sites ( Google chevrolet traverse transmission problem) and you will see many. some articles since October 2008 so Chevy hasn't had enoght time to work out kinks. owned GM cars for 25 years and lost a lot of $$$ on GM stock but after car shopping I can see why GM went bankrupt,salesman nothing but lies,deception,scams,arrogants,etc. I hate the tranny stumble!
Also I had a 1996 pontiac before this and if interior light left on in 5 minutes it would automatically turn off to save battery. my little one left the interior light on and 3 hours later i noticed it was still on. How can a 2009 year vehicle leave the lights on? I guess i'll be going through batteries. like the ride and roomy interior but have lots of doubts. I also read on Edmunds the oli filter is very hard to change because its too close to radiator and there's no plastic shield under the oil filter so the oil spills all over the engine/underside when filter removed,terrible design. NOW I know why GM went Bankrupt.
[email="http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/reviews/healey/2008-10-23-test-drive- -chevrolet-traverse_N.htm"]Chevy Traverse a pretty decent crossover SUV[/email]
Also 3 RECALLS already on this vehicle
#52 of 89 2009 LT Traverse: Is this a good price? Please help!
Oct 05, 2009 (4:19 am)
This is the Silver LT AWD with DVD w/Bose, Rear camera w/sensor & blue tooth. It also has cloth interior, 8 passenger. Does NOT have navigation, moonroof, tow etc.
2009 LT AWD:
Dealer Discount ($3,212) after 3.5hrs of negotiating and leaving almost 6 times
Total Price: $30,988
Also they threw in 5 years of oil changes & tire rotations. I'd estimate that would be around $1500 bucks. Any thoughts? I haven't got to the financing yet but am wondering if the price seems good or not????
#53 of 89 Re: 2009 LT Traverse: Is this a good price? Please help! [rugby1999]
Dec 07, 2009 (7:45 pm)
"Also they threw in 5 years of oil changes & tire rotations. I'd estimate that would be around $1500 bucks. Any thoughts? I haven't got to the financing yet but am wondering if the price seems good or not????'
My "thought" STAY AWAY! They promised me and even charged me for A rewards program and never gave it to me. They said the rewards was some free oil changes like every third or fourth. after checking owners manual this car can go upto a year without needing a oil change. so don't think your saving much. Get it in writing BEFORE you sign anything, I made that mistake.
#54 of 89 Re: 2009 Traverse LT1 with NAV - Price Paid in MN [wwtsd]
Jan 12, 2010 (10:49 am)
where do you guys get this deals? It is hard to find such a deal in chicago area...
#55 of 89 Traverse
Jan 13, 2010 (8:49 am)
Can you let me know if you can help me arrange a purchase of either Ford Edge or Chevrolet Traverse or Equinox. The car has to have AWD with basic package and the engine 3.2 to 3.5. I want the car be possibly new but any other offers for up to 3 years old can be consider. Lastly can you help me with all the paper work required to bring the car to Canada. What prices are for these cars and is it worth it compare to canadian prices to buy car in US. Anyone who can help please let me know
#56 of 89 Re: Traverse [meg15]
Jan 13, 2010 (9:59 am)
If you live in Canada and want to buy a new car in the U.S. and bring it back to Canada, I do not believe it is worth the effort. First, dealers in Canada may not honor the warranty in this situation. Second, the vehicle has to meet Canadian Department of Transport, safety and emission standards. Not all vehicles meet these standards. You need to check out Transport Canada's website. See the attached link:
Also, the vehicle will be subject to the GST and if you pay sales tax in the U.S. then you're paying double tax. Good luck.
#57 of 89 New car
Jan 13, 2010 (2:08 pm)
Does anyone know if you can buy new GM vehicle in US as a Canadian resident?
If yes does GM cover warranty or not and is it worth it to buy there in the first place.
#58 of 89 Current negotiations
Jan 13, 2010 (8:53 pm)
I haven't bought yet, but were only a day away.
No dealers in Maryland seem to want to dig deep for a sale. Looks like invoice is about $1,200 under MSRP and they don't want to go there.
My deal right now with Jeff Barnes is $500 over invoice on a Granite 2010 Traverse LT2 AWD. From there, a $2,500 GM discount, $1,000 loyalty discount, and $750 off for being with USAA. This at 4.75% financing. Looks like we'll take it.
Criswell may go to $100 over invoice, but after what their service department did to me on my truck I'll never deal with that place again! Jeff Barnes has an awesome service department and it's worth a little extra to give them the sale.
I can give up the $2,500 and $750 credits and get 2.9% from GMAC. They don't offer 0% now.
#59 of 89 Bought it
Jan 15, 2010 (9:23 pm)
Well, we couldn't take both the $1,000 owner loyalty discount AND the USAA discount together - GM wouldn't allow it. So, we were given pinstripes, a free oil change, and a much better rate than 4.75% from a local lender!
230 miles so far and we absolutely love the room, the way it drives, the handling, the turning radius and even the little amber light that gently illuminates the cupholder area!
We find ourselves just looking for places to drive to!
#60 of 89 2010 Traverse AWD LS
Jan 20, 2010 (3:53 pm)
Has anyone heard of a Luxury and Fuel Inefficient Surcharge on the traverse? I am in the state of NJ and the dealer wanted to tack on an additional .4%. Normally, NJ sales tax is 7%, not 7.4%. Any response would be appreciated.