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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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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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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The love is lost :(

by from Georgia on October 27, 2013

I loved my 2009 traverse when we first got it, and until this last year it has been great, but the last 12 months have been awful! We have has our Traverse in the service center over 10 times. Chevrol...
I loved my 2009 traverse when we first got it, and until this last year it has been great, but the last 12 months have been awful! We have has our Traverse in the service center over 10 times. Chevrolet has been pretty good about fixing everything, but the inconvenience of not having my vehicle multiple times is enough to put me in the market for something new, As of my last time in service, we found out that Chevrolet is aware of the difficulties with this year Traverse but is not willing to fix all of its problems voluntarily.
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Does not 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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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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Shop car!!

by from Louisiana on March 6, 2017

We bought the extended warranty. That was a wise choice. Before the motor blew up at 94000 miles we had the traverse in the shop no less than 12 times. We replaced timing chain transmission computer p...
We bought the extended warranty. That was a wise choice. Before the motor blew up at 94000 miles we had the traverse in the shop no less than 12 times. We replaced timing chain transmission computer parts sensors plugs coils and some twice or more. Unfortunately the warranty ran out before the motor blew up. Oh and have fun changing that battery under the rear seat floor board. It is the worst automobile we ever owned.
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Does not recommend this car

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Ahh...

by from Iowa on November 15, 2015

Used FWD LTZ., 96,000 miles. Pros: Most comfortable riding car I've ever owned. Rides very nicely on a decent road. Mileage has been fairly consistent, around 20 MPH with a mix of city and highway mi...
Used FWD LTZ., 96,000 miles. Pros: Most comfortable riding car I've ever owned. Rides very nicely on a decent road. Mileage has been fairly consistent, around 20 MPH with a mix of city and highway miles. Fairly sharp looking exterior, in my opinion. Two tone interior is sharp as well. Not a 'Babe Magnet' car though, if that's what you're looking for. Cons: Others reviews say mention reliability issues. I know that the AC was non-working but fixed at the dealership that took it in on trade, which confirms that somewhat. I would mention however that I have not had a problem as of yet. Lack of a handle grab handle for the driver's side is odd, since there's one on the passenger's side and for both of the rear doors. Misc: Have not had the opportunity to drive it in snow, so I can't say if it does ok there or not. Has to do better than my 2WD Dak did though. Overall: A very nice comfy ride. Nice looking, great complement of options on the one I purchased. I'd recommend one to anyone, at least at the higher trim levels.
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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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Does recommend this car!!

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Does exactly what it is designed for

by from Bismarck, ND on October 14, 2013

Enough room for 7 adults comfortably for short term, 6 for a long drive. Very easy to drive. Beautiful and spacious interior and nice solid exterior. I can't wait to use it in the winter. Very practic...
Enough room for 7 adults comfortably for short term, 6 for a long drive. Very easy to drive. Beautiful and spacious interior and nice solid exterior. I can't wait to use it in the winter. Very practical car for anyone looking for a vehicle to transport lots of stuff or to be able to drive many people around. Pros - Very roomy, high quality interior, nice features, rides well Cons - Mediocre gas mileage, although decent for a larger SUV
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