Got the inspection done on the Terrain, no surprises, no charges due. Still have to say it was not a good experience. Fifteen minutes after the inspector left we were on the road to the local dealer, finalized the paperwork on a new Tahoe. (wife is happy) Another lease - but the buyout this time around is actually a reasonable amount. If the machine proves itself we'll probably buy it and the kids can deal with it when we're six feet under. Gave it a good clean up today, whew, that's a chore. Not real impressed with those textured fabric like wheel well liners. Nice paint, good fit and finish on the whole vehicle. Seamless cylinder de-activation, no auto stop. Leg room for a 7 footer in this machine.
Anyway, I do appreciate the good info I've gotten on this forum. Good group here!
We turned in our '17 Terrain, SLEII, V6, AWD, loaded with sunroof after the lease ran out. We had extended the lease a couple months trying to figure out what was next. But average trade in on it was between $18 and 19k from what we searched and were told at some other dealers. GM leasing wouldn't budge on the buyout price of $24,850 or we would have kept that machine. Liked it a lot. See it on a lot in Pa. listed at $25k. Seems like that lot deals in lease returns mostly. I'm sort of wondering if maybe it's better to run all the leased miles off if thinking about buying at lease end, maybe get a better price on the buyout? Anyhow, the Tahoe is doing fine, wife likes it, too big for me but sure good on the road hauling all our traveling cargo. Getting some amazing gas mileage too.