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Fellow Outlookers,

The time has come where we have sadly traded in our very reliable 2008 Silver XE with 30,000 miles, but with exuburirant exictement too. I got a mailer from a local Chevy dealer that said they wanted my Outlook because it was in high demand. I took the mailer to a different Chevy dealer looking at a Red Jewel Traverse. They only wanted to give me 16,500 for trade in-I walked and went to the local GMC instead since I don't really like Chevy's.

The GMC delaership gave me the same trade in, so I decided this time to get the bells and whistles and have a car that pretty much looks like and feels like a Saturn Outlook. The problem was there were no Red Jewel Acadia's in Wichita, KS. I pretty much gave my salesperson the VIN of one in North Kansas City, and they made a transfer and I signed the paper work the same day.

This Acadia is awesome. I've never had a car this loaded. It has the dual sun roofs, rearview camera and ultrasound, trailering package, heated cloth seats, 2nd row captains chairs, power liftgate, rear spoiler, dual chrome exhaust tips and the bluetooth conectivity. It's pretty much a loaded SLE without the DVD system-which I could care less about since I got my kids personal DVD players when I traded my DVD equipped 2005 Saturn Relay for the Outlook. When I get my GAP refund back I plan to outfit the Acadia with a Garmin GPS with lifetime updates.

I had a guy one time tell me that my Outlook looked like a Bulgarian tank(LOL) , but that car was a great vehicle. We never had to take it in for warranty work, it climbed Pikes Peak a couple years ago and made a long road vacation last summer to the east coast.
 

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Well, I'm glad your '08 was issue free :thumb: 16.5 seems a little low for a trade in of "high demand" with only 30K on it, but dealers do try to low ball alot :-\. Is the ACADIA that you got brand new?, also we need pics ;D
 

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Well, I'm glad your '08 was issue free :thumb: 16.5 seems a little low for a trade in of "high demand" with only 30K on it, but dealers do try to low ball alot :-\. Is the ACADIA that you got brand new?, also we need pics ;D
yeah i was shocked about the trade in, both dealerships dinged me on the tires. The fronts were getting near the the wear indicator. Yeah, the Acadia is a 2011. Unfortunately I had to roll some negative equity into the new financing, but my payment is still lower, and I got alot of cool stuff I didn't have on the Outlook.

I don't now how to post pictures. Is there a place on the forum that tells you how?
 

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I agree that is way too low of a trade in value received. I received a whole lot more than that for my 07 Outlook XR with 33,562 miles on it when I purchased the 11 Enclave CXL2 in February.

Hope you enjoy your new ride.
 

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I forgot to ask, if you never had any issues and really liked the OUTLOOK, why did you get rid of it?, just curious, that's all :)
 

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I forgot to ask, if you never had any issues and really liked the OUTLOOK, why did you get rid of it?, just curious, that's all :)
Well, I think it was time to catch up wih the rest of you that have those nice XR's, but we wanted something new and a different color, and they don't make new Saturns anymore, so I think we got the next thing closest in looks.

Plus couldn't pass up dual sun roofs, rearview camera and ultrasound, trailering package, heated cloth seats, 2nd row captains chairs, power liftgate, rear spoiler, remote start, dual chrome exhaust tips and the bluetooth conectivity.

i'm glad we didn't settle on the Traverse though.
 

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i'm glad we didn't settle on the Traverse though.
Ut oh, there's going to be an uprising with the Traverse owners :D
 

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Personally, I can't see taking the hit when trading in a 3 year old vehicle. The longer you drive them, the less they cost. If you can swing it, though, having a new one every 3 years would be nice.

I tend to buy used at about 2 years old and drive them close to a decade. My Odyssey I bought with 40K and drove to 200K over about 8.5 years. Cost me 16.7 cents per mile inclusive of everything but insurance. So far, after a year, the Outlook is 27.4 cents per mile (64% more!), but that will drop after it's paid off. Had an Escort that we drove for 11 years that only cost us 11.5 cents per mile. (I track all my expenses in an app for my phone.)

Personally, I like the looks of the Traverse better, but we looked at similar used Traverses and they were $5K more than the Outlook.

I hope you enjoy your Acadia, oh, and change your signature. ;)
 

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Personally, I can't see taking the hit when trading in a 3 year old vehicle. The longer you drive them, the less they cost. If you can swing it, though, having a new one every 3 years would be nice.
Agreed IF they dont break down often
 

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My Ody and Escort were exceptionally reliable and I do most of my own maintenance, so my costs are lower. However, I think the car that costs you a lot of money in the first 100K is fairly rare these days. My Mazda3 is nearing 95K and still runs and drives nearly like new. original brakes, original shocks, no major repairs, etc. The most cost effective way to own a car is to own it for a long time, repairs and all. Think about it, a payment on a vehicle like the Outlook is $400-$500 per month. A lot has to go wrong for you to average $400-$500 a month in repairs.

Again, if you can swing it, more power to ya, but you're paying only for the most expensive years of ownership.
 

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Ut oh, there's going to be an uprising with the Traverse owners :D
LOL, I'm glad I resisted to be honest. Never owned a Chevy and never will. My GMs have always been Buicks, Pontiacs, Saturn and now GMC. Matter fact in a couple years I'm gonna try and find a used Cadillac CTS-V.
 

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6Sixathome said:
Well, I'm glad your '08 was issue free :thumb: 16.5 seems a little low for a trade in of "high demand" with only 30K on it, but dealers do try to low ball alot :-\. Is the ACADIA that you got brand new?, also we need pics ;D
heres the one I finally downloaded off my phone
 

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So the SLE's come with black mirriors and painted body side moulding?, you must have to step up to an SLT to get the painted mirriors with turn indicators. Do you have a 2-way power passenger seat? Nice pic :thumb:
 

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So the SLE's come with black mirriors and painted body side moulding?, you must have to step up to an SLT to get the painted mirriors with turn indicators.
Also notice the SLE doesn't have the chrome trim on the outside of the door when the window goes inside the door

It also looks like the GM chicklet is gone
 

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It also looks like the GM chicklet is gone
Yeah, GM announced a couple of years ago that they were going to stop doing the GM badges. It was odd to me since they only did them for a few years.

I was surprised my 2010 had it.
 

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Some things I just noticed tonight on the Acadia when I was putting my little girls DVD player in.

The front storage compartment above the dash is smaller than the Outlook's

No electrical outlet inside the center console. Only has 3 total, compared to the 4 on the Outlook

No lower cup holders on the back of the center console like the Outlook has.
 

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No lower cup holders on the back of the center console like the Outlook has.
You can order and install the cup holders for about $40.
 
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