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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 03:27 PM
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This is day 3 of having our Traverse and already I can tell there are many things I like about this vehicle compared to the Pacifica we traded (I hated driving a VAN! - lol).

The fact that the liftgate can be lifted 3/4 of the way makes it able to be opened in the garage The 2nd row seats being able to be moved makes it easy to haul things the Bose sound system is much improved over the Pacifica tonight was the first I've driven at night - the headlamps are SO bright - I found I really didn't even need the high beams. I put in one of our grandbabies' car seats today and it was super easy (MUCH easier than the van!) easy access to the 3rd row even with the car seat

We purchased a Red Tintcoat 3LT with a few big options added on - I've had tons of compliments so far I'm a very happy camper!!

Very interesting. We went from a Pathfinder to Traverse because of our 18 month old daughter. Getting her in and out of the vehicle was a big factor, plus most vehicles have air vents mounted behind the front seat armrests, which are pointless if you have a rear facing car seat. We looked at the Pacifica as well and to be honest, on paper it has more to offer than a Traverse for the price. However, my wife just couldn't get into the idea of a van. We love the ease of a carseat as well, plus the air in the Traverse is awesome and the vents are placed perfectly. Like Thomcat, my biggest gripe may be the fog lights. LED would've looked better and I do plan to upgrade them, but at the same time I've noticed that the headlights are bright enough that the fog lights aren't all that necessary. Other vehicles I've had, you NEED the fog lights.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2019, 03:00 PM
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Great SUV

I have owned the Traverse about two months so far and I can attest that this is my favorite vehicle yet from GM. I have owned many GM vehicles in the past, including Equinox, malibu's, Tahoes and this has been my favorite. Great interior layout, I think the exterior is very aggressive looking and the ride quality has been great. One thing to note are the OEM Bridgestone's that come with this have not done well for me in the snow. I switched out to some Cooper snow tires and this thing has been a beast. Living in Northwest Montana I can attest to how well this does in the snow.

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Many people talk about the stop-start.

An easier way to manipulate it is, when it's stopped, simply lift your foot slightly off the brake, and press it again, and it will keep running.

I had a 2009 2Lt.......meh.

The 2019 Premier is much improved.

2019 Traverse Premier Red Line AWD - Had a 2009 Traverse 2LT - 2007 Harley Heritage Softail Classic - 2007 Can-Am Outlander Max 800 XT
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Gen 2 is much improved over my gen 1 with one exception.......they're no good for gopher control. Exterminators were charging one neighbor $100/gopher to trap them humanely and relocate to another area. Spent over $500 so far......told her to mark the trapped ones with paint when caught or they could be releasing them nearby and you're paying again for the same gopher or worse it's resettling in my yard.



My gen2 with rectangular finishers set in the bumper......ditto with my Malibu..... are no good for gopher hunting like my gen1 which had a single round tailpipe. Now I'm forced to carefully squeeze the Silverado (no overhead camera view like the Traverse) past the gate into the backyard, fit the shop vac hose over the tailpipe and stuff the other end down one gopher hole while blocking the other holes. Takes about 20 minutes of idling to assure no more heads will be popping up later......simply fill the holes and no inconvenience for disposal.


Rats in the shed are another matter....start the lawn tractor, close the door, block the vents and simply wait for the engine to oxygen starve and die, just like the rats.

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Gen 2 is much improved over my gen 1 with one exception.......they're no good for gopher control. Exterminators were charging one neighbor $100/gopher to trap them humanely and relocate to another area. Spent over $500 so far......told her to mark the trapped ones with paint when caught or they could be releasing them nearby and you're paying again for the same gopher or worse it's resettling in my yard.



My gen2 with rectangular finishers set in the bumper......ditto with my Malibu..... are no good for gopher hunting like my gen1 which had a single round tailpipe. Now I'm forced to carefully squeeze the Silverado (no overhead camera view like the Traverse) past the gate into the backyard, fit the shop vac hose over the tailpipe and stuff the other end down one gopher hole while blocking the other holes. Takes about 20 minutes of idling to assure no more heads will be popping up later......simply fill the holes and no inconvenience for disposal.


Rats in the shed are another matter....start the lawn tractor, close the door, block the vents and simply wait for the engine to oxygen starve and die, just like the rats.
It took a while for the story to get there, I was wondering how the heck a Gen 1 could make a difference with gophers... I'm assuming you didn't have an LTZ with the dual exhaust for Gen 1...

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