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Review I bought my 2010 Traverse brand new and it now has about 65,000 miles on it. That's averaging less than 12,000 miles per year. I have had quite a few nagging (and recurring) problems with this automobile, but it has served me relatively well as a commuting and family vehicle. First, the pros: - Good size with plenty of seating and storage options. I have 4 kids and we can all ride in the vehicle comfortably without too much trouble getting in and out. - General ride and handling are pretty good, but not great. Now, the cons: - The original dealer I bought the vehicle from was awful to deal with for service. They were a complete nightmare. They couldn't evaluate even simple problems. There were always new Service Reps when I went in (that type of turnover should be a clue). At one point they had my car for 4 days to evaluate a problem before they finally hooked it up to the "computer" to retrieve the error codes. I'm no auto mechanic, but with today's technology shouldn't that be step number 1? - After one particularly terrible experience with the service department at this dealer, GM sent me a link to an online survey via email. I went out and took the survey and explained the horrible experience. The survey asked if I would like someone from GM/Chevrolet to contact me and I selected YES. I never heard back from anyone from GM/Chevrolet. - Eventually I switched dealerships for service and the new dealer has been significantly better. - I have had to replace a gear for one of the Heating/AC system actuator doors 4 times already. The same part failed over and over in a 3.5 year period. The last time they fixed it they must have used a higher quality part or done some other repair as this time that gear has lasted for almost 2.5 years... fingers crossed. - I had to replace the "throttle body" at about 42,000 miles. I've never had to replace a throttle body on any car I have ever owned previously. Thankfully GM agreed that the throttle body shouldn't have gone bad that quickly and, since I was only a few thousand miles out of warranty, they agreed to cover the repair. - Recently I was informed that I need to replace the timing chains at only 62,000 miles. The estimated cost was almost $3,000. Once again, GM agreed that the timing chains should not need to be replaced at only 62k miles, but they only offered to cover $1,000 of the cost for this. - Other general design and aggravation issues exist with this vehicle as well. The rear windshield wiper can not be replaced DIY. In fact, last time I checked, car parts stores do not even stock the wiper blades and will tell you to go to the dealership to have it replaced. What a major pain in the neck. I also recently had a headlamp bulb that needed to be replaced. The manual states that you need to go to your dealership to have it replaced and after finding some instructional videos on YouTube I understand why. In order to simply change a headlamp build you have to jack up the car, remove the front tire on the side to be replaced and then remove a protective panel inside the wheel well just to get to the back of the headlamp assembly to change the bulb. Who in the heck designed this thing? Did someone win an 8th grade engineering design contest? - Most recently, the front windshield wiper motor failed and needs to be replaced. In summary, I have purchased new cars 6 times in my life and I have never had a vehicle that had this many issues where parts simply failed in such a short life span. It leads me to believe that lots of shortcuts were taken in the design and manufacturing of this car. I don't know if this is still an issue on newer model Traverses but my 2010 LS is simply not a very high quality automobile.
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What options are available on the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse?
Available Chevrolet Traverse 2010 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: LT, LS, LT w/1LT, LTZ, Premier, LT Cloth, LT1, LT w/2LT, High Country, LT2, LT Leather, LS Base
Exterior Colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Summit White, Tungsten Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, White, Blue Velvet Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Siren Red Tintcoat, Graphite Metallic, Atlantis Blue Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Red Jewel Tintcoat, Black Currant Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Gold Mist Metallic, Dark Cherry Metallic, Silver Moss Metallic, Sable Brown Metallic, Sable Metallic, Steel Green Metallic, Ice Blue Metallic, Desert Brown Metallic
Interior Colors: Ebony premium cloth, Dark Titanium / Light Titanium premium cloth, Jet Black premium cloth, Jet Black leather, Ebony leather, Jet Black/Loft Brown leather, Dark Gray w/Light Gray Inserts premium cloth, Ebony cloth, Ebony premium leather, Light Gray premium leather, Dark Gray w/Light Gray Inserts cloth, Dark Titanium / Light Titanium premium leather, Light Gray leather, Dark Atmosphere/Medium Ash Gray leather, Dark Titanium / Light Titanium leather, Ebony / Saddle Up premium leather, Dark Atmosphere/Medium Ash Gray premium cloth, Jet Black/Dark Galvanized premium cloth, Cashmere premium leather, Ebony/Mojave leather, Ebony/Mojave premium leather, Ebony / Saddle Up premium cloth, Jet Black/Dark Galvanized leather, Ebony / Saddle Up leather, Cashmere leather, Ebony/Mojave cloth, Ebony/Mojave premium cloth
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Third-row seating, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Bluetooth, Power Driver Seat, USB Inputs, Parking sensors, Back-up camera, Remote Start, AWD/4WD, Heated seats, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Mobile Internet, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Towing Hitch, Leather Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Blind Spot Monitoring, Navigation, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Cooled Seats, Upgraded Stereo, Rear Entertainment System, 360-degree camera, Lane Departure Warning, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Pre-collision safety system, Adaptive Cruise Control