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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2015, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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looking for reviews before purchase

hello, I am looking into buying a used traverse 2009-2011 and looking for any advice,tips or issues you have had personally any info is helpful thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2015, 06:21 PM
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Re: looking for reviews before purchase

My advice is a 2012 or newer.

2011 2LT FWD replaced by 2017 2LT AWD
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2015, 07:32 AM
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Most definitely avoid the 09s. They have known issues with the timing chain stretch and trans waveplates, both of which have extended coverage (I assume transferable?) to 10/120k but IMO not worth the hassle or risk. My 10 has hasn't had those but has had plenty of others. '11s seem better, '12+ as suggested seems the way to go.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2015, 08:33 AM
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I bought a 2012 as a CPO, and it has been great so far. Well, the only issue I have had is the rear A/C system. Doesn't want to cool, but I think I got it fixed now....ironically at the time I don't need A/C anymore!

2012 Traverse 2LT AWD - Midnight Blue&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 75,000 miles<br />2005 Pontiac G6 - Olympic White&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 192,000 miles ALL ORIGINAL!<br />2001 GMC SIERRA 2500 4x4 - Alpine White&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 273,000 miles ALL ORIGINAL!<br /><br />Just need a Buick and a Cadillac to complete my collection!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2015, 11:43 AM
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I know the 2009's get a bad rap, but I have been very happy with my 2009 FWD with towing package. I'm now over 116,000 miles and still going strong. Failures I had that were covered under warranty were the water pump and power steering pump. The item I had to pay for was the front engine mount which was just outside the warranty at 103,000 miles. What I didn't like about that was it was at the dealer for an oil change (and they always do an inspection) at 99,800 miles. Then when parts came in for the power steering pump I took back in for that at 103,000 miles and that's when I was told the engine mount needed to be replaced and I had to pay for that. I wish I would have joined this forum earlier because I saw were the engine mount is not that hard to change (thanks to rbarrios again) and I could have done it myself. I have not had any problem with the transmission, knock on wood! No A.C. problems either and that gets used a lot here in Phoenix. Sometimes it looks to me that the traverse does better in a warm climate.

2009 Traverse FWD LS/Tow Package-White-seats 8<br />Build Date- February, 2009 Spring Hill - 150,000 miles
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 08:33 PM
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yes, look for 2012 to the newest models. i've read about the issues on 2009. you don't wanna get your hands with the defective ones
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