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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rbarrios View Post
nearing 150,000 on my 2010 Trans.
...The discs were $30 or so- they tear- from Flexing...
GM should have NEVER used such a cheap part to begin with. It's stupid things like this that can cause these transmissions to fail on owners at the wrong time, increasing the likelihood of crashes and people getting hurt, all for some executive to get a bigger bonus thru all the cost savings.

I really think that had GM made the Lambdas very reliable, they would have made a lot more sales in the long run. Just look at what Toyota is doing with the Highlander as proof. I'm glad GM did fix the transmissions in later years.

Rbarrios, I did want to thank you for all your posts on this forum on how to fix these vehicles. Your advice has helped a lot of us.

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Excellent observation!
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 07:11 PM
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After putting thousands of $$s into my money pit '09 Enclave I would never advise anyone to keep one much past 100k miles. I would only do it if I was or had a friend who is a mechanic.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-08-2019, 11:57 AM
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I fell your pain when i hear all the problems that are had with these cars.I owned an 09 Traverse LTZ that i bought as a demo with 7000 miles. First year model run. Nice car, put 77000 miles on it. Never left me stuck anywhere. Had lots of problems. Kept it under warranty the whole time. Did not cost a lot of out of pocket money other than what i paid for the warranty, That was worth every penny. I will not be with a warranty with these modern cars. I understand when people are upset when these cars become a problem around and after 100000 miles. There was a time that if a car lasted longer than 60000 you were thrilled. Personally i don't fell that buying a car with over 100000 mile is a good investment. And if you bought it new and got 100000 you did real good.I know I'm going to hear about all the Hondas and Toyotas That get much more than that. Well right know i own a 2015 Enclave Premium. Bought used with 5000 miles and 18 months old. Three years later and 31000 miles, still has original Tires, Brakes, Never been to the Dealer since i bought it. A friend bought a Toyota top of the line crossover at the same time i did.. Replaced full set of brakes, Three sets of tires and trips to the dealer. He has just about the same milage as i do. So theres good and bad with every car maker, and you never know what you will get when you buy a vehicle.

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