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Adios!

by Meghann on March 24, 2010

Tonight I had to say ‘Adios’ to the Chevy Traverse.

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Sayonara Traverse! It’s been fun!

For the past four weeks the Traverse has stepped in as my #1 source of transportation. It took me to and from work, all the way to Tampa and back (twice), and hauled my friends comfortably in the back on the weekends.

Along the way I have been blogging about my experiences with the Traverse on the Girlfriend Getaway Orlando website, but I know a few of you had requested an overall review of the car once I had to hand it back.

Well here it is…

Compared to my tiny Toyota Echo, this car was a beast! It was great for packing my friends in, hauling groceries, and Maddie had a blast in the back with all the extra room. However parking the beast was always a NIGHTMARE! I never quite mastered backing out of parking spots and came ‘this close’ to hitting the surrounding cars in the parking lot on more than one occasion.

I was definitely spoiled by the number of fun features that came standard with the traverse; such as remote start control, automatic locks, heated seats, cruise control, radio controls on the steering wheel, dual air control, etc. My echo is manual EVERYTHING, so all those fun features were a big plus! :)

BUT, as great as all the extra space and cool features were, there is one thing about the Traverse that drove me crazy – GAS! This car guzzled gas! Chevy provided me with a $100 gas card to cover gas for the 4 weeks, but u the $100 didn’t even cover the first two weeks. I have grown accustom to a car that will go close to 400 miles on one tank gas that costs less than $30 to fill up. The Traverse would probably go 250 miles or so on one tank of gas that was well over $50. Not cool.

So, there you have it. I think the Traverse is a great car, but right now it isn’t for me. :)

It was still fun to drive for 4 weeks though!

Thanks again to the Florida Southern Chevy Dealers for giving me the chance to be a Chevy Girl on the Go!

Since Chevy was taking the Traverse back, my Dad and little bro (Mom totally bailed!) came to Orlando this evening to return my echo. I missed my baby.

To show my immense gratitude I assembled a Pizza Bar for dinner.

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I think the liked it! :) The line up included a spread of Publix pizza dough, pasta sauce, toppings, and cheese. :)

1 thing of dough from the Publix bakery created 3 personal pizzas.

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Topping choices included olives, mushrooms, onion, carrot, pepper, and chicken sausage.

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Cheese options = goat & italian mix!

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My pie before going in the oven with a little bit of everything.

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Check out how gorgeous my Dad and brother’s pies were hot out of the oven.

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My pie was pretty bad ass as well. ;)

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Mmmm…. pizza. As my Dad said tonight “you can’t go wrong with pizza.” Amen, Dad.

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I cleaned my plate of pizza and then had the last of a chocomize bar for dessert.

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Earlier this afternoon I had a True Delights Raspberry Mocha Cafe Square that Quaker had sent me.

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It was very chocolately and delicious – I just chose to ignore the mile long ingredient list. :/

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Alright kiddos, time to sleep!!

Good night!

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