I LOVE this car, it was my dream car!!... But I HATE it... Transmisson replaces at 90,000 needs another at 190,000... Power steering went out 2 times... Liftgate issues (hydraulics and locking mechanism)... Sunroof LEAKS... Passanger windows stopped working at 100,000... Radio also stopped work8ng at 150,000... In general a MONEY PIT
This has been an awesome family vehicle. With young children and activities this made the best SUV for school carpools, Volleyball tournaments, softball, parties and roadtrips. Now that my kids are all teenagers, it makes a safe ride for newbie drivers. Also great for hauling my son to and from to college.
Never did we expect after seeing the style and clear quality of the Acadia that 2007 was actually the first year. Wow, we were stunned, and actually expected some kind of hidden problem since this truck had not only a whole bunch of options (It's the SLT-2 trim, after all), but met our needs and was well within our budget. It even had decent miles. They had to be hiding something...
My wife and I had our second child, and both being from medium sized families opted for a couple extra seats. We needed something at least a little higher off the ground than a minivan, and either four wheel drive or all wheel drive was a must since we live on a dead end that our useless city does a horrible job plowing, if they do it at all.
It's been a little over a year and a half now, another 15,000 miles or so, and the only complaint is that when our bigger child is in the third row, there isn't much space in the rear. Of course it's easier to just leave her seat back there than to swap it back and forth, but when she's in the second row, there's more than enough cargo space. The Acadia has been well worth the investment, with the most repairs being a chipped windshield and sooner or later it's going to need new brake pads; not abnormal at all. Our friends and family still gawk at how nice it is, and our neighbor ran out and got one a couple months later as well after seeing ours. The style and quality are still top notch, and we're probably going to have this until it dies, if it ever does.
Worst car I have ever owned, transmission and engine went out, car leaked water into passenger area front to back. Had to sell after new transmission and engine with less than 110,000 miles. $45,000 car, plus addition $10,000 in repairs.