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2009 Chevrolet Traverse

2009 Chevrolet Traverse

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Exceptional vehicle

by from Sudbury, ON on November 21, 2010

We have had our Traverse for over a year, and it is a beautiful vehicle. The interior is comfortable and roomy, however it is hard to get someone who is over 6 feet tall in the very back and seat them...
We have had our Traverse for over a year, and it is a beautiful vehicle. The interior is comfortable and roomy, however it is hard to get someone who is over 6 feet tall in the very back and seat them comfortably. It has lots of room for transporting boxes of groceries. It came with neat gadgets such as Onstar, satellite radio, and in-car phone but all of these were quite expensive and I don't see us re-buying them.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great crossover

by from Michigan on July 15, 2009

We are about 6 months into our ownership of our Traverse. It's been trouble free and fits our family well. I should note to a previous reviewer, that the spare tire and jack is a $75 option on the LS,...
We are about 6 months into our ownership of our Traverse. It's been trouble free and fits our family well. I should note to a previous reviewer, that the spare tire and jack is a $75 option on the LS, so if their dealer is charging $700, they should try another dealer, and maybe she should have searched for a vehicle with that option. We have a 1LT package, and it's perfect for us. Seat heat and maybe remote start would be the only things I would have liked to add that I couldn't. My only complaints are very minor: I wish the trunk was larger. It fills up fast with stuff for 3 kids on vacation. This seems to be a problem with any 3 row vehicle though, but minivans seem to manage a larger cargo hold. Also, I wish the shape of the trunk opening wasn't rounded. I'm not sure why they did this other than looks, but it makes it hard to load wide items (like a projection TV) because you have to lift them over these lips in order to get it in the car. We do love the Traverse, and in lower level trim like the LT1, it doesn't feel stripped down like the Acadia did when similarly equipped.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great SUV

by from KS on December 14, 2011

I've had my Traverse for almost 3 years and I've had no troubles with it that weren't fixed by my local dealership, under warranty, within a week. It's a great drive, it doesn't look like a mom-mobile...
I've had my Traverse for almost 3 years and I've had no troubles with it that weren't fixed by my local dealership, under warranty, within a week. It's a great drive, it doesn't look like a mom-mobile and it's very dependable. It has a ton of room, the seats fold down easily and I've never had any trouble in bad weather. My only complaint is for those of us who don't get the leather package. Why aren't all the seats adjustable automatically instead of manually, the lever is in a terrible place on the passenger side. Love the back up camera, since I didn't need the GPS or DVD system. I've recommended this car to several people, including my mom, who drives a Z71 Tahoe.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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King of all Crossovers

by from Miami, FL on January 9, 2009

After purchasing the 2009 Chevy Traverse a few weeks ago, I found the Traverse to be the best crossover/SUV for the money. Its ride hight is great and althought it is a big vehicle it is nimble and dr...
After purchasing the 2009 Chevy Traverse a few weeks ago, I found the Traverse to be the best crossover/SUV for the money. Its ride hight is great and althought it is a big vehicle it is nimble and drives like a luxury sedan. The 3.6 liter V-6 offers plenty of power at 281 horsepower push this 4,700 pound SUV. After shopping for days and looking at what rival companies had to offer the Traverse was by far the best vehicle for my money. With leather interior, 10-speaker Bose stero, poweed tail-gate, three rows of seats (which seats 8 adult passangers), a 5 star safety rating, and 12 cup holders, this crossover is a must see. At first I was not in love with its exterior styling but after a test drive it the most impresive 7-8 passanger vehicle I have driven. For thousands of dollars less than other crossovers/SUV's it is an excellent value. Nothing but a 5 star rating from me.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Buyer beware

by from Houston, Tx on February 2, 2014

I also loved my 2009 til I hit about 30,000 miles. Then the problems began. I am now at 73,000 miles & have had transmission, steering system, ABSsystem, cruise control, Master Cylinder, water pump, d...
I also loved my 2009 til I hit about 30,000 miles. Then the problems began. I am now at 73,000 miles & have had transmission, steering system, ABSsystem, cruise control, Master Cylinder, water pump, drive train, heating & cooling damper system, & more go out. At one point it was undriveable z& just stopped due to something breaking in the engine & having metal fragments! Engine light just came on again & I received an On Star Diagnosis that there is now an Emissions problem. My husband has a 2011 & has had several of the same things go out. Last time we went in my 11 yr Old said, why did they say, "see you soon" as we were leaving!!! There are major problems with these vehicles. Thank goodness I got an extended warranty but will have to get rid of this in August when extended warranty is up. Most items have been covered under warranty except for about $1000. Total repairs have been over $15000!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Works for me

by from Schuylkill County, PA on December 17, 2012

I needed a 3rd row seating and an all wheel drive vehicle. Vans didn't have AWD that were affordable. The used Traverse was perfect. The only negative factor is the lousy gas milage. Otherwise the car...
I needed a 3rd row seating and an all wheel drive vehicle. Vans didn't have AWD that were affordable. The used Traverse was perfect. The only negative factor is the lousy gas milage. Otherwise the car is a perfect fit.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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A pleasure to drive

by from Durham, NC on March 2, 2009

This car is a wondeful car to drive. I wanted something a little smaller than my minivan but still needed a 3rd row seat for trips. The 2nd row is roomy enough for 3 adults to sit without their should...
This car is a wondeful car to drive. I wanted something a little smaller than my minivan but still needed a 3rd row seat for trips. The 2nd row is roomy enough for 3 adults to sit without their shoulders touching! It feels roomier than my sil's Tahoe but driving wise feels about the size of my minivan. Access to the 3rd row is handy with the slide-up seat. I love the solid feel and handling of this car.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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Love it!

by from Texas on August 9, 2013

Great vehicle, I love it and plenty of room for the kids! Not to bad on fuel either. Drives great! My favorite vehicle that I have ever owned
Great vehicle, I love it and plenty of room for the kids! Not to bad on fuel either. Drives great! My favorite vehicle that I have ever owned
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great all around vehicle

by from Chicago, Il. on February 29, 2016

Before I purchased this vehicle, i took several surveys of owners of different vehicles. not one was displeased with the traverse, in fact most Traverse owners upgraded if anything. I have a family of...
Before I purchased this vehicle, i took several surveys of owners of different vehicles. not one was displeased with the traverse, in fact most Traverse owners upgraded if anything. I have a family of 5 it is the perfect vehicle for day to day, travel, luxury and leisure. I own the LTZ. I tried the LS and liked it too however, I needed more for my families needs. I enjoy the comfortable ride and the storage, My husband is a big guy and it is so comfortable with ample head room and roomy interior. It seats 7 comfortably I feel just as comfortable in the back as in the front. Being rather tall, there is so much leg room in the back as well as the middle and the front. No other vehicle compares to the Chevy Traverse it is in a class of its own. Also the Chevy Traverse holds its value.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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has most features for the money

by from Wood River IL on April 5, 2009

Very nice vehicle, well built and very good driving, all around good value. My LT2 came well equipped with xm radio, onstar,rearview camera backup sensors and power liftgate. Plus I got the optional r...
Very nice vehicle, well built and very good driving, all around good value. My LT2 came well equipped with xm radio, onstar,rearview camera backup sensors and power liftgate. Plus I got the optional rear entertainment option.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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