Re: Looking into a 2017 Traverse 1LT with style pack
You've obviously done a fair amount of work toward this purchase, but only you can make the final decision as it is your money you're spending. You're also obviously trying to avoid the dreaded buyer's remorse and I totally get it. But if I was getting 14% off the sticker price for the car I wanted to drive for the next 100K miles, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
The 2018 will be unveiled in less than two weeks on January 9, but very little design has been revealed for the Chevrolet version. The vehicle hasn't even been on sale to the public yet, so there are no numbers with regard to demand. Count on the new platform and base powertrain being identical to Traverse's siblings. That prohibits the Traverse from becoming an exclusive vehicle, so I don't see depreciation increasing due to an updated Traverse being released. The public may hate the new Traverse or the new platform may have widespread issues akin to the timing chain issues we've seen. Then dealers may have trouble selling them which may slow down the depreciation of your 2017, but not by much.
This is ALL supposition, too many unknowns that even GM and the rest of the auto industry would have trouble predicting. If the new Traverse is a stretched out 2018 Equinox, it should be a great looking vehicle. If they try to make the front end look like a new Chevy truck, it will probably flop. Let's see what January 9th brings.
2010 Traverse LTZ AWD<br />Born 11/09<br />Silver Ice Metallic, Titanium Leather<br />DVD, Nav, Sunroof, Towing<br /><br />Just drive it.