2010 Chevrolet Traverse: Five Thousand Mile Slow-Motion Panic
June 03, 2010
I nearly missed this one. Our 2010 Chevrolet Traverse passed the 5 kilomile mark less than 1 mile away from the office while I was in the midst of maneuvering the Chevy onto the clogged major artery that is the I-10 freeway in Santa Monica.
In fact, the Traverse was inching down the freeway on-ramp itself when I glanced down to see the odometer flash from 4,999 to 5,000 miles. I was totally unprepared for this. A mad scramble for my stowed camera ensued. Would there be time to take the picture before it rolled to 5,001 miles?
I needn't have worried. It took over 5 full minutes to cover that single mile, including plenty of 10-seconds dead stops. I easily snapped off a shot or three while sitting stock-still.
Gotta love the west side commute.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 5,101 miles