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Chevrolet Traverse Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • wavehowaveho Posts: 31
    Wish the incentives were a bit more and the GM Card had a larger allowance, but I was very happy to get $7,500 for my old 02 Suburban Z71 with 140K miles. I would not gotten much more if sold privately. Adding in the $1,000 for the GM Card allowance, $2,250 cash back, and the price dropped to below invoice ($500 over supplier pricing), I was happy with the deal. Also, I requested that they throw in two more wireless headsets (at $150 each, didn't want to get on my own when we travel with more than our two kids, which is often enough!) and the rear rubber mat. They were more than happy to do that. One salesman I spoke to had not made a single sale in a week! So, boys and girls, don't be shy to ask for extra goodies! If they believe a sale is dependent on acquiescing to your requests, then they will comply. In retrospect I should have asked for the rubber carpet mats, but bought good quality Michelin mats cheap enough. This is a handsome, high quality, and quite useful vehicle. It looks like an import, but without trying too hard. It's definitely Chevy on the outside, but surprisingly attractive and useful inside. Enclave was too soft and WAY too "blingy" with the chromed everything everywhere--ugly; Acadia too common and almost invisible; Outlook just appeared ill-fitted everywhere....Traverse was just right! Oh, and the cooled seats!! are a must!!
  • hey all im new and just got a quote from a dealer and want to know if you thinks it good. they have employee pricing going on right now so
    im looking at a 2009 lt1 with
    rear dvd ent.
    rear view camara system
    trailor package
    otd prices 29939
    msrp 34700
    invoice 32036
    employee price 31880
    trade in 2000k maybe more
    i think i can get lower just because he gave me this price so quick lol. i think i can haggle down some more
    let me know what you think
  • terdelyiterdelyi Posts: 1
    Although they say GM is in trouble and should be more than willing to negotiate on their vehicles, I am finding the negotiation process on a 2009 Chevy Traverse a hassle. I come to realize that trying to get the best price via the internet is not worth it as most dealers will not respond unless you come into the dealership. When I did visit one dealership, the negotiation process was too lengthy and a pain. Right now, here is what I found. If I purchase a Traverse with with all rebates and incentives, I can purchase for about $5300 less than MSRP. I can't seem to get a better deal. Has anyone been able to get a better deal? This is without using the GM card.
  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,353
    That's not too bad a price. I'd wait until June 1st after the pre-pack is announced to see what happens. The prices might drop for the 2009 MY.

  • wavehowaveho Posts: 31
    $5K to $6k off msrp is about right--you can haggle a good deal, but they simply won't sell you a car for less than they got it for! A good deal will be between $500 and $800 over supplier pricing. If you are trading in, you have more room to work. Also, don't be afraid to ask for extras. We requested, and received two more new wireless headsets for the dvd system (these are pricey--showed us the invoice of $150 each!) and new rubber cargo mat for the rear. You can ask for other stuff such as rubber weathertech floor mats and other such things to seal the deal; they have control over this stuff, so don't be shy.
  • maseacremaseacre Posts: 1
    I haven't been able to follow the GM financial crisis so can I ask what IS that pre-pack plan you mentioned? I know it has something to do with filing for chapter 11... but what else :confuse:
  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,353
    Here's a little info for you.

    GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner told Congress and the White House in November and December that a Chapter 11 reorganization would spark a plunge in revenue from which the company wouldn't recover.

    But after months of research, including analysis done by top bankruptcy advisers, the company has come to believe it could emerge from what is known as a prepackaged bankruptcy, said the person familiar with the matter.

    Under a prepackaged bankruptcy, the various constituents -- unions, suppliers, bondholders -- would agree in advance to concessions. Prepackaged bankruptcies typically take just a few months to accomplish.

    With a prepackaged bankruptcy, said the person familiar with the matter, "We'd have 60 days of havoc and chaos, but the view is, if it was supported by the government and supported by the constituents, included the bondholders, the VEBA [retiree health-care trust] was negotiated, labor was in, that...we would be able to manage it."

    A bankruptcy of any sort could be far more effective than the type of out-of-court restructuring GM is undergoing. For instance, the company's entire debt load could be reworked, rather than a majority of it as it currently is trying to do, and the auto maker could circumvent state franchise laws that have long protected its dealers from GM's restructuring knife.

    Should have been done in December.

  • lilizliliz Posts: 1
    HAD to trade...both our truck and van were on death's door. Sold van privately. Had hoped to wait a bit longer but our truck started to act VERY funny. We drove into the lot last night and my NEW Traverse is in my drive. Here is what they did for us. Listed our trade of an old beat up 02 Tahoe with the steering or tie rods or something about to render it useless at 6,500. Gave us a discount of 2250. Our MSRP was 37,215. This was an LT2 with DVD entertainment and the Moonroof in Black Granite. So with trade and discounts our Cash due was 28,951.88. Not our best car deal ever, but we don't have time or desire to dicker around with two young kids at home and busy lives. We used the tip here to get the loan from Pentagon Federal Credit Union and they were AWESOME...we turned in our application last night after midnight and I called them this AM and they finished my approval and faxed a letter to the Dealership to tell them we have the loan. They fed exed our payment to them for a bit extra but again...We like to get our deals done and move on. We got the 3.99 financing and also joined with the one time only membership. GREAT TIP thank you. (Chevy dealership was offering us 5.9.) We love our car... Happy to buy American and keep our business at our local dealership. Good luck to you looking.. Hope this information helps someone who is looking get what they want.
  • degirldegirl Posts: 45
    Hi Liliz,

    Your welcome for the Penn-Fed tip. Congrats on your new car it sounds awsome. Please keep us informed as to your like/dislikes. Have a great weekend.
  • jarradejarrade Posts: 3
    Hello all….obviously the future of this question is up in the air, but can anyone share recent pricing experiences on purchases?

    I know this starts a new month of incentives as well (if that even happens with the filing), but any new info is appreciated.

  • blh7068blh7068 Posts: 376
    I just bought a 1LT with rear camera as the only stand alone option

    msrp 32950

    paid 31700 before rebates.

    Sidenote- I purchased from a friend who is one of the finance managers a local chevy dealer. There isnt a ton of markup in these vehicles.

    Hope this helps.
  • raybee2raybee2 Posts: 2
    Just bought FWD LS
    MSRP 30065
    Sale Price 25810
    less rebates 3250
    kbb for trade 07 grand prix 8000
    gm card top off 2000
    with tax, title and registration OTD at 14298
  • shopper20shopper20 Posts: 7
    Does anyone know when the 2010 Chevy Traverse is due out? I have contacted a few dealers about what they have on their lots but am thinking about waiting to buy until the 2010's come out.
  • selooseloo Posts: 606

    Great deal.

    Please breakdown the numbers:

    $4,255 (GMS, DBCs, Holdback, etc...)

    $3,250 (Standard Rebate, Loyalty Cash, etc..)

  • wavehowaveho Posts: 31
    I don't believe that any substantive changes are planned for the 2010 Traverse. With GM idling several plants this summer, including the plant that manufactures the Traverse, it could be a while before the 2010 comes out and supply may begin to fall. I think though that at least for the next few months there will be plenty of Traverses to choose from and good deals to make. But unlike past years, due to the plant idling, I don't think there will be the usual oversupply of new cars on the lots. Just something to keep in mind.
  • raybee2raybee2 Posts: 2
    Sale price offered to me was $25810, not really sure how they came up with it as the best I could do at another dealership was GMS pricing which was over $200 more. I had went in with a figure of around $1500 that I thought would be best deal possible, they came back at $14600 and I got them to come down another $300. Price was $300 less than at other dealership.
    But it went like this

    Vehicle Price 25810
    Trade 8000
    Total bfore tax 17810
    tax 1600
    Rebates 2250
    Gm loyalty 1000
    GM card 2000
    Total 14160 + tags, registration, admin fee =14298
  • klpsklps Posts: 1
    Here's the breakdown-
    Lt1 AWD with 7 psg seating
    MSRP 34,040
    trade in 6000 (which I think is fair for my vehicle)
    rebates 2250 ( customer loyalty & some other rebate)
    total 25,790
    I asked for OTD at 25,000 so as to incl tax, doc, etc.
    buy it? or wait for july and take my chances with stock issues?
  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,353
    Wait if you qualify for "Cash-for-Clunkers" credit...~$4,500.

    Pssed House - In Senate

  • prophetxprophetx Posts: 5
    Last night I finalized the purchase of my LT2 AWD Traverse. It is Desert Brown w/ Dk Titanium carpet and Lt Cashmere leather interior. It also has the dual skyscrape sunroof, trailer tow and a block heater. After 6 weeks of negotiating with dealers (Saturn & GMC), and searching inventories, I found exactly what I wanted at the dealer that has always given me the best deals on previous vehicles. They offered it to me at $7600 under MSRP, plus $3000 GM card points and 0% financing. With the addition of my trade which they gave me $500 more than I expected, (compared to other dealer offers), I was able to get my net loan down to $30,300 or $505/month. This is the most expensive car I've ever purchased, nearly $10,000 higher MSRP than my last vehicle, but it's only costing me $35/month more. I couldn't be happier. I hope the vehicle is as rewarding as the final sale. Good luck and happy hunting.
  • I am looking for the exact same car. Can you post the breakdown of your cost and did you have a GM vehicle to get the $3000 GM card points.
    Thanks in advance.
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