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After owning our 2021 Trailblazer since May of 2020 we decided to sell based on the amount being offered vs how much we paid. For us it was a $6500 difference so it just made sense especially considering we haven't been driving it much since covid lifestyle took over.

Another reason for selling is due to the C8 we have on order. The extra money plus one less car payment helps alot.

I can honestly say our Trailblazer was always reliable and never needed to be taken in for any type of warranty work, even the plastic jack recall, lol. After almost 2 years of ownership my only complaints are the seats are too narrow and short and my leg hits the console when driving, but that might be due to my height at 6'3". I also didn't like how flimsy thin the hood was even though I never had problems with it. Other than these shortcomings it did everything else we needed, so I would say it was a good vehicle and wouldn't hesitate to recommend one. 馃憤 My only concern if there is one would be long term reliability as they age.

I'll stick around and help as I can. I'm on several forums with cars/trucks I don't own anymore just for fun and I'm a car nut anyways. 馃お

I'll also have some stuff for sale soon. Everything is low mileage and in good condition. I'll post the stuff soon in the for sale section.
 

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If I was offered that much I'd probably sell mine too. I love my TB, but there is always another vehicle.
Yeah it was too tempting. The market is crazy right now. I could have got $35k back in Dec, so it fluctuates month to month.
 

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After owning our 2021 Trailblazer since May of 2020 we decided to sell based on the amount being offered vs how much we paid. For us it was a $6500 difference so it just made sense especially considering we haven't been driving it much since covid lifestyle took over.

Another reason for selling is due to the C8 we have on order. The extra money plus one less car payment helps alot.

I can honestly say our Trailblazer was always reliable and never needed to be taken in for any type of warranty work, even the plastic jack recall, lol. After almost 2 years of ownership my only complaints are the seats are too narrow and short and my leg hits the console when driving, but that might be due to my height at 6'3". I also didn't like how flimsy thin the hood was even though I never had problems with it. Other than these shortcomings it did everything else we needed, so I would say it was a good vehicle and wouldn't hesitate to recommend one. 馃憤 My only concern if there is one would be long term reliability as they age.

I'll stick around and help as I can. I'm on several forums with cars/trucks I don't own anymore just for fun and I'm a car nut anyways. 馃お

I'll also have some stuff for sale soon. Everything is low mileage and in good condition. I'll post the stuff soon in the for sale section.
Well Im curious to what you are selling
 

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Well Im curious to what you are selling
Stuff like the K&N engine air filter, K&N cabin air filter, Stant locking gas cap, Intro-tech windshield sunscreen, black dash mat, silicone key fob covers, Sealight LED high and low beam bulbs (lows never installed), new Delco oil filter, new Delco drain plug with extra gasket, Amazon interior rubber mat kit (for all the storage areas). I'll probably try selling it all together to keep shipping low, but I might sell a few items separately. I hope to get it all posted soon.
 

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Did you return the exhaust back to stock, or selling as is? Are you selling to a Chevy/GM dealer or other?
Also, thanks for all your postings both here and the FB page!
Yes, exhaust went back to stock. We sold our Trailblazer to a local Nissan dealership since they were offering more than the GM dealerships near us. Vroom offered the second highest quote followed by Carvana, then Chevy.

I'll still be around here and FB to help when I can.
 
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After owning our 2021 Trailblazer since May of 2020 we decided to sell based on the amount being offered vs how much we paid. For us it was a $6500 difference so it just made sense especially considering we haven't been driving it much since covid lifestyle took over.

Another reason for selling is due to the C8 we have on order. The extra money plus one less car payment helps alot.

I can honestly say our Trailblazer was always reliable and never needed to be taken in for any type of warranty work, even the plastic jack recall, lol. After almost 2 years of ownership my only complaints are the seats are too narrow and short and my leg hits the console when driving, but that might be due to my height at 6'3". I also didn't like how flimsy thin the hood was even though I never had problems with it. Other than these shortcomings it did everything else we needed, so I would say it was a good vehicle and wouldn't hesitate to recommend one. 馃憤 My only concern if there is one would be long term reliability as they age.

I'll stick around and help as I can. I'm on several forums with cars/trucks I don't own anymore just for fun and I'm a car nut anyways. 馃お

I'll also have some stuff for sale soon. Everything is low mileage and in good condition. I'll post the stuff soon in the for sale section.
Yes used car values are high but I must say $6500 more than what you paid in May of 2020 is shocking. Who in their right mind would pay such a price, especially on a private sale and not at a dealer. For example I bought my 2022 RS in August and paid sticker. Not a penny more. But you found someone willing to pay $6500 MORE than a sticker price. I looked locally at dealers and found some 2021 TB, such as an LT with 3410 miles asking 29,477. An RS with 5868 miles for $34477. An Activ with 8800 miles for 32000. Another RS (didn't say milage) for 32,000. All more than I paid in August for a brand new 2022 RS. Now new TB's are hard to come buy, but it is getting a bit better. But I looked on these same dealers that had the used TB's and they had a good selection of Chevy Equinox. You can get a nice Equinox LT, brand new, for about the same or even a couple of hundred less than they are asking for the 2021 Used TB's.
 

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Yes, the car market is absolutely crazy right now, so I took advantage of it. They are selling fully loaded used Trailblazers like mine for $38k-$40k in certain areas of California when brand new ones are much less. 馃 I'm sure they will get at least $38k for it which is just crazy to me, but I guess anything is worth what someone else is willing to pay. I'll be glad when the market calms down again. I'm currently searching for my son's first car and even the older high mileage cars are more expensive now. 馃槦
 

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Yes, exhaust went back to stock. We sold our Trailblazer to a local Nissan dealership since they were offering more than the GM dealerships near us. Vroom offered the second highest quote followed by Carvana, then Chevy.

I'll still be around here and FB to help when I can.
What I wonder about is what will happen to these purchases in another 3 years when things return to normal. They paid high price (used and some new also paying over sticker), some a lot more like we have been talking about. I'm sure in 3 years from now all the Kelly, NADA, auction values will return to normal and those that are stuck paying such a high price will be burned badly. I see that Ford has told their dealers to NOT charge over sticker. They found that about 10% were doing so. In my town there are three Chevy dealers. When things first got bad, while stock was still around, they were charging 2 or 3 thousand over sticker, some more. But one of them refused and stuck to sticker (which still was an increased price as usually they would knock a few hundred off. Well the other 2 had to follow his example to remain competitive.
 

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The dirty truth is the market will never return to normal. This is the new normal.
Oh I think it will change back. Why? Well when industry finally starts to make chips and parts and car production returns to normal the we will have dealers with lots full of cars. This then means competition. If dealer "A" wants $2000 above sticker, but dealer "b" wants just sticker, while dealer "c" give $500 below sticker, the above sticker guys will be a thing of the past. When the new car sales pick up again due to availability the used car market will again have more cars. Again competition will start. Plus we have the advent of electric cars. Higher priced right off the bat and will be difficult to sell. And dealerships will start to be hurting because EV's require less maintenance so their service departments will hurt a bit also. So again, competition as they will HAVE to sell more. Time will tell.
 

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Plus we have the advent of electric cars. Higher priced right off the bat and will be difficult to sell
This is all blatant speculation, but your comment made me think of something. What if manufacturers keep new internal combustion car prices high (even after there is arguably no reason for it) in order to allow them to sell electric vehicles cheaper? It would be an interesting idea: make ICE artificially more expensive while lowering the cost of electric options. This is already done somewhat by state incentives for EV purchases that are (albeit, indirectly) paid for by taxes on gas. Over time, the gap in prices would close and, presumably, at some point ICE vehicles will be more expensive due to increasing EV adoption.
 

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This is all blatant speculation, but your comment made me think of something. What if manufacturers keep new internal combustion car prices high (even after there is arguably no reason for it) in order to allow them to sell electric vehicles cheaper? It would be an interesting idea: make ICE artificially more expensive while lowering the cost of electric options. This is already done somewhat by state incentives for EV purchases that are (albeit, indirectly) paid for by taxes on gas. Over time, the gap in prices would close and, presumably, at some point ICE vehicles will be more expensive due to increasing EV adoption.
I don't think they will have to inflate ICE prices to deflate EV prices. EV prices will drop as the technology becomes more prevalent, they iron out inefficiencies in production, and have more competition in the sector. The price will decrease organically as it has already, I don't think they will have to do much to force it along.

Speaking of, have you seen the pre-production pictures of the EV Equinox? Probably my favourite looking EV to date.
 

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I don't think they will have to inflate ICE prices to deflate EV prices. EV prices will drop as the technology becomes more prevalent, they iron out inefficiencies in production, and have more competition in the sector. The price will decrease organically as it has already, I don't think they will have to do much to force it along.

Speaking of, have you seen the pre-production pictures of the EV Equinox? Probably my favourite looking EV to date.
I say a few photos of the EV Equinox. I could not take my eyes off it. Not just the exterior which I loved but the interior to me was just perfection. If the sticker price is not too shocking, I will be the first in line. That is once I can convince myself to buy an EV. I don't worry about the car itself. I worry about the rollout of charging stations being far too slow. I travel fairly often to New York City, for family gatherings, entertainment, etc. It is about 225 miles each way. So (currently for most EV's) a charge would be needed on a round trip. Now the same is needed in my car today. But that stop is pull into the station outside of NYC on the way back. Pump it full in about 5 minutes and back on the road again. But now it would be get in line for one of the available "charging stations", "plug in", and depending on the vehicle and on the "pump" (they have different charging times depending upon price) sit and wait 20? 30? more? minutes while I get a charge. Sure one day (far in the distance) they will last for more miles, there will be more "stations", the recharge time will be less, but certainly not as fast a pumping a tank of gas. And we all know what will happen to the price :). But you can't stop progress I guess. But at least I'll be sitting in my new Equinox EV and enjoy the wait :).
 

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I've never understood why people buy a new car and sell it a year later?
In my case it was because of the $6k profit which is going towards the new C8 I'm ordering next month. I feel like that'll be a pretty good upgrade over the Trailblazer, lol.
 

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Selling to make money is great, but then turn around and trying to find another car is a job right now because used cars are costly still and if you can find a new one you want it is costly also.
 
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