AA/78U - Okay, I fired up my trusty laptop and can see the video there. It was visible neither time via iPad. I don't get it because I can watch youtube on iPad, but it didn't see your post.
Now, on topic: I completely agree that Traverse will attract people needing and wanting the practicality of a mini-van without having, "that's right, I'm a soccer Mom," tattooed on the rear bumper. BUT, the Traverse and it's siblings go way beyond that because they attract people who never needed or wanted a mini-van or its kitchiness, but want a versatile vehicle for hauling customers, camping gear, political signs, little league, charity donations, home handyman stuff, bicycles, and the occasional kayak, and does it while looking distinguished and sporty and getting above average fuel economy.
That's why the crossover segment is growing so fast and will continue to grow. It also proves that we're a pretty bright bunch of boys and girls for buying one.
Traverse being picked=all 3 Lambdas being picked. This is great news, just wish they would have given a shout out to the Acadia and Enclave just for the heck of it, but they were focused on cheapest base price I'm assuming which is why they didn't.
OMG, the new Honda Odessey....PUKE! That thing is butt ugly, how could they select that? I would have picked best looking (and that's the ONLY thing going for it) mini-van being the Toyota Sienna, but we all know about Toyota's current problems, so kbb probably thought it wise not to mention it. I agree about the Taurus, but again...think the LaCrosse could get a nod for runner up. Again, it's about the cheapest base price I'm sure.
I guess that is what was meant by best value. We looked at both the Acadia & Enclave they all had the same ride even after getting the LTZ fully loaded saving $5,000 dollars is what made my decision. The wife and I liked the look of the Acadia a little more I liked the heads up display but the dealership was to small and price did make a difference when you are getting mostly the same vehicle
Yes it wasn't that bad for and Inline 5 cylinder motor and was designed by GM and Isuzu much the same way as the Traverse engine was designed by GM and Mitsubishi.
The Colorado's seem to get a bad rap I owned two and they were both great trucks. I just kept trading up the size as my daughter was growing like a weed. Then I met someone with daughter the same age as mine and my needs chaneded again.
We stumbled on a 2009 Traverse on display at the MIS race in Michigan and knew it fit our need perfectly. Of course we couldn't get one till January of 2010 as they sold out in Canada fast as lighting.