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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Question on higher mileage

Hey guys, we have been looking to purchase a used traverse. One we saw and liked the car a lot was a 2015 traverse with 91,000 miles. The best price they will do is $17,500.

My questions are, are the cars going into the 200,000 mile plus, and anything that should be of major concern?

I am aware that buying used, there may be something go wrong, The Carfax shows a lot of maintenance on the car, didnít see any major repairs, thanks for any input.


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 10:39 AM
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I Just hit 150,000 on my 2010.
Recently changed out the front struts rear shocks, and front suspension pieces.
Lots of the suspension pieces were actually in decent shape.
But- Im planning on driving it for many more miles to come.


I have done preventative maintenance on the car. I change out stuff- before it fails.
Like Oxygen sensors, plugs, etc at 100,000.
At 111,000- when I was goingto change out the old coolant (5 yr life)- since the engine was going to be drained- I went ahead and also changed out the upper/lower/ radiator hoses and the thermostat.


I dont like waiting for these to fail. But change because of mileage. So far so good.


But do- check oil levels often on these engines.
I check mine once a week.

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Build Date- July 31, 2009-2nd day of Spring Hill 2010 production.

2013 Equinox 3.6L - 83,000
2010 Traverse 3.6L- 148,000
2003 Trailblazer 4.2L- 181,500
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the 2015's had the Power steering/timing chain issues resolved.


DOesnt mean- dont check oil level.... these engines use oil for lubrication, piston cooling (oil is squirted on the pistons), and a sort of 'hydraulic' fluid to move parts related to the chain.
Thats why its really important to check the oil level.

2010 FWD LT1-Gold Mist Metallic- seats 8.
Build Date- July 31, 2009-2nd day of Spring Hill 2010 production.

2013 Equinox 3.6L - 83,000
2010 Traverse 3.6L- 148,000
2003 Trailblazer 4.2L- 181,500
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I Just purchased a 2015 Enclave CPO with 42,000 miles. Before purchasing, I sold my 2008 Saturn Outlook with 212,000 miles on her. Not to say I didn't put money into it but I bought it new and had it 10 years, no payments for 6 years.
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I'd think a '12+ would be a reasonable gamble. Once you get past the years of the recurring timing chain, transmission and power steering issues, they should be reasonably solid with routine maintenance. Keep up with all the fluid changes, use a quality synthetic and top tier fuel, and hope for the best. Our '17 is about to hit 50K trouble free, certainly hoping to do more than 117k on it but dependent upon the wife's feelings - although she hasn't been a big fan of the 2G's styling so maybe she'll want to hold on to hers for a long time.

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Nowadays the condition of the floorpan and electrical connectors is as important as the condition of the engine. Still many flood damaged vehicles on the secondary market especially where the owners' lacked comprehensive insurance, dried them out and dumped them........no salvage title or Carfax to alert on them.


Besides checking the carpet for dampness or areas under internal spares for traces of mud/rust, easiest way is to pop the threshold plate and examine the floorpan underneath the carpet for mud staining. Once those connectors get wet and oxide resistance builds up you'll never be able to exorcise the gremlins that will pop up.

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Feb 2019, I had 197,000 on mine i had to change the timing chains , kept getting the poo8 i think it was. I also had the stability trac/engine boggs down due to throttle body going bad. I bought it brand new September 2010. Other than that a new catalytic converter and O2sensor. The timing change i had new anti freeze and had a new water pump replaced since they were already in it. Running good still . Paid it off in 2015
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 08:50 AM
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FWIW; Bought a 15 LS with 44,500 mi. on it in May of last year for $16,400 out the door.


$17,500 seems a "little" high.


Course this was down here in the Promise Land.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 08:24 PM
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just got a 2011 traverse lt it did have 158,000. on it but got it for $6000.00 it is in great shape it has all leather interior loaded with all extras new tires struts rear hub assemblies.runs wonderful. hope i didn't over pay for this one .
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I’m about $18000 deep into an 09 LTZ 155k Miles. Brand new engine, 3 cats, all new o2 sensors, 6 coils, rear valve cover, high pressure ac line, front rear brakes plus rotors, pcv hose, 4 new tires. About to do all 4 shocks soon too and trans flush. Love the traverse but hate at the same time.
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