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Making Trax to the Dealerships!

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Whoa, last I heard the new Chevy Trax wasn't going to be out until well after the first of the year.  I just checked Build&Price on a lark, and the site is fully up, with detailed pricing and the inventory search is up and running with a plethora of Trax' coming into my area.  I want to see one!

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I thought it was going on sale January 2.   It's not like they have to turn up production from scratch or anything.  Swap out the gauge cluster from KM to MPH, and done.

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Well, inventory is in the pipeline, doesn't mean they're on the ground at the dealerships yet.  Pretty cool though!  These little pups will do great, I think.

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yeah, I think being first to market will really help to.  Get lots of momentum before the Renegade, Fit Crosstour, and CX-3 hit the ground.

 

Ford and Hyundai are conspicuously absent in this segment.

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I'll be interested to see them in person again. Josh is looking to replace his Sonic with another SUV and he has been eyeing all the mini-crossovers, including this one. 

 

I can say from experience that the AWD in my Encore is fantastic.  I'm assuming that they're using the same system in the Trax.  The nice thing about the system is that from a dead stop, it starts in a Subaru-like 50/50 front/rear power split.... once you get rolling and the system decides you're not slipping, it dials it back into being a FWD vehicle.  It's the exact opposite of our Honda which only will engage the rear wheels once the front starts to slip... and then only sometimes. 

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It's a handsome little guy, at least in photos.  It should be a solid, proven situation at the start here in the U.S.  I would like to see a bit more expressiveness in the color palette, as they've done with the Spark, and to a lesser extent, Sonic (LOVE the Dragon Green and think it would look super on the Trax!)  They've got orange and bright blue, which is shared with Encore.

 

Dealer where I ordered my Colorado says they don't keep deposits... if I see a Trax LTZ AWD lightly optioned (at $27k) and fall in love... all bets are off.  Just sayin'.

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It would certainly be the MPG king for your commute verse the Colorado. Even in AWD form, our Encore typically sees 33mpg - 35mpg highway

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Twist - my commute could change soon.

I could see the Colorado being a short term option as the Trax makes Trax's for you on your possible new Commute! :P

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Hmmm... that is an LS AWD, and the wheels don't seem as tiny as the car show shots we saw earlier.  I know they're 16s, maybe my mind is clouded by seeing the Encore with standard 18s all the time.

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Local dealer has two in stock, both black, an LS AWD at $22k and an LTZ AWD, loaded at $28k.  I stopped by on my way home from work and found the LTZ unlocked, so I helped myself inside.  I will say right now, I believe these will sell like the proverbial hot.cakes.  What a sweet little runner!  These have upgraded equipment v. non-US models, too.  Even the LS has alloys, and it does not look bad at all sitting on its 16 inch rims, if one's budget runs like that.  The wheelwells are really filled out on the LTZ though, with its 18" rims.  The leatherette in the LTZ is going to fool a lot of ppl into swearing it's leather... love the blue stitching, too.  They resemble a bulldog puppy... what's not to love?

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Local dealer has two in stock, both black, an LS AWD at $22k and an LTZ AWD, loaded at $28k.  I stopped by on my way home from work and found the LTZ unlocked, so I helped myself inside.  I will say right now, I believe these will sell like the proverbial hot.cakes.  What a sweet little runner!  These have upgraded equipment v. non-US models, too.  Even the LS has alloys, and it does not look bad at all sitting on its 16 inch rims, if one's budget runs like that.  The wheelwells are really filled out on the LTZ though, with its 18" rims.  The leatherette in the LTZ is going to fool a lot of ppl into swearing it's leather... love the blue stitching, too.  They resemble a bulldog puppy... what's not to love?

Could you be swayed pre-colorado?

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I saw one last weekend while stalking what I consider to be the perfect '15 Impala for me :smilewide: it was a white LS that the carrier dropped earlier that day (still fresh in its car carrier wrap). Interesting cars but the wife and I prefer the Encore to the Trax still.

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I saw one last weekend while stalking what I consider to be the perfect '15 Impala for me :smilewide: it was a white LS that the carrier dropped earlier that day (still fresh in its car carrier wrap). Interesting cars but the wife and I prefer the Encore to the Trax still.

There isn't a huge price difference and you do get more base equipment and such for the extra money.

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Well I really like the Trax.  There is an approximate $4k difference between the LTZ and the Colorado I ordered.

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Colorado $32k, Trax LTZ with roof, $28k.  Don't need a sunroof.  Trax AWD LTZ with cargo tray:  $27k.  So that is $5k cheaper than the truck... but is it worth giving up the pleasures of truck ownership to drive a nifty little urban SUV?  DUN Dun duuuuhhhhn..... stay tuned for the next episode of...  :AH-HA:

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Colorado $32k, Trax LTZ with roof, $28k.  Don't need a sunroof.  Trax AWD LTZ with cargo tray:  $27k.  So that is $5k cheaper than the truck... but is it worth giving up the pleasures of truck ownership to drive a nifty little urban SUV?  DUN Dun duuuuhhhhn..... stay tuned for the next episode of...  :AH-HA:

Very cool, be looking forward to hearing what you do! :P

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Colorado $32k, Trax LTZ with roof, $28k.  Don't need a sunroof.  Trax AWD LTZ with cargo tray:  $27k.  So that is $5k cheaper than the truck... but is it worth giving up the pleasures of truck ownership to drive a nifty little urban SUV?  DUN Dun duuuuhhhhn..... stay tuned for the next episode of...  :AH-HA:

I feel ya, Bill. I could easily let the wife get a Buick Encore and skip on the Canyon, but I'd ultimately miss having a pickup. Right now we're trying to keep it to one car payment (G6 was paid off last July), so we're not looking at two new vehicles at this time. She's doing her best to convince me the Encore would be the better buy over a pickup, but I told her it's an emotional purchase for me with the truck so practicality is out the window :lol:

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