The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds Test Drives the 2021 Chevy Traverse
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week, the best time to buy used cars, dangers that can come with giving your car away before you prepare it, as well as other auto industry news.
This week, The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 Chevy Traverse, Chevy's largest SUV until you get to the really big ones like the Tahoe and Suburban, and the first Traverse that Jerry has tested since 2018. Reynolds was very impressed with this car, complimenting several things about it, such as its fantastic seats. The car has nice leather seats with captains chairs on both the 2nd and 3rd row, but what Jerry was really impressed with was the fact that the car had plenty of cargo room behind the already roomy 3rd row seats, whereas you would typically see the 3rd row seats right up near the back of the car. The Traverse has a 3.6 liter v6 engine that gets 20 miles to the gallon in town and 25 on the highway. This car is also top of the line, and comes with things such as a dual pane panoramic moonroof, improved electronics, and again, really nice seats. The only thing that Jerry said he did not see was a DVD player, which he said could be good for kids, but not something that everyone needs anyway. Overall, it was a very solid SUV that Jerry has enjoyed driving. The car has a window sticker price of $54,000, and could probably be bought for $48,000 with decent incentives.
Reynolds also talked about a very important story on his website carprousa.com. The issue concerned what Jerry called "Junkyard Cars and Identity Theft Dangers." Jerry explained that people will often get rid of a car, but will accidently keep lots of personal info inside, such as papers in the glovebox with their name, their phone contacts in the Bluetooth, their navigation system with bookmarks such as their home address, and even their garage door opener still programmed to their garages. Jerry explains that this problem will only get worse, and that that home address navigation plus the garage door opener can be a very bad combo in the hands of a thief.