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I will never buy a GM again
By elh512 on 08/18/14 12:26 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLE-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I bought my 2008 GMC Acadia brand new. I have serviced my vehicle at the GMC dealership by the book. I always take it in for service when it is needed and always complete any service or repair the dealership has suggested. I have ONLY 58,000 miles on my vehicle and my 3-5-Reverse wave plate broke (which is a $10 part) and now the dealership is telling me I need a whole new transmission and it is going to cost me $4,000. It took the dealership 3 days to even look at my vehicle. I have researched this issue online to find out that a large number of other 2008 GMC Acadia owners have experienced this exact same problem and GM is doing nothing about it. I will NEVER buy another GM vehicle.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Had to give it up
By 2practical on 08/01/14 19:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Purchased it used as a family car in 2011. Loved it. The look, it's features. It fit my family of six well. I have performed all routine maintenance. But after a little less than three years of ownership and over a dozen trips to the dealership for repairs not under warranty and thousands of dollars spent and four major repairs in a matter of two months this year, could not justify keeping it and loosing another dime. It's a shame. It's like a good looking person with an ugly attitude. Who wants that?! I will never own a GMC vehicle ever again.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Never again
By marco32 on 04/23/14 16:31 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I'm sorry to say the 2008 Acadia will be my last GMC. I now have 90,000 miles on the car and have taken extremely good care of it. AC problems, transmission problems, daylight headlamp problems, NAV problems are just a few of the continuing problems with this car. I don't trust the car anymore to get me out of town as it has broke down twice and had to be towed. When you get a warning light on this car you had better be close to a GMC dealer because it will just quit in the middle of the street. Last week I received a recall notice from my GMC dealer. I just check GM's website and they say NO recall on my car. That's how messed up they are. Very sad.
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Would not buy this car again
By kshannon on 02/21/14 13:30 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

There are obvious defects with the 2008 Acadia. The steering, transmission and airbag issues need to be corrected by GMC. They need to honor promises of delivering good cars, which they have not done here.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Terrible dependability
By fastpastor on 10/20/13 13:53 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

my family and i love the vehichle and the ride. however, the dependability is not existant. the vehicle currently has 87k miles and is the family event car. it is well maintained and we have owned it for 2 yrs and 20k miles. the following has broken while we have owned the vehicle: a/c compressor, brake caliper, cam cover seals, power steering pump, timing cover seals, breather valve, valve cover seals, a/c line, hood lift mech, front axle, speed sensor, all 4 brake rotors, front suspension, control arm, both taillights seals, headlight seals, power mirror control, power window control, door trim, etc. only owned vehicle this long due to warranty. we are selling. !
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
A GMC LEMON
By mrseppy on 08/29/13 13:22 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLE-1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I bought my 2008 GMC Acadia with 25,000 miles on it. Loved the quiet ride and the space...then the bottom fell out. Water pump at 42000 miles at $564 (later paid for by GMC...amazing). 47000 new master cylinder - $670 68000 new transmission - $3400 Now my serivce manager says the thing to watch for now is the heating and A/C. None of this was under warranty because it says it was a 2008 but came off the line in 2007 so no warranty. After reading all of the following post....When is GMC going to step up? Is there any leverage we have? No more GMC for me.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Love/Hate Relationship
By tsteinhilber on 07/21/13 17:41 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I spent months searching out a car that would accommodate our family, loved every aspect of the Acadia. I purchased mine used and I am the second owner of this vehicle. I have owned it for almost 3 years. My Acadia has been into the dealership 7 times since December 2011. As I read through page after page of the same complaints, I don't know if I should feel good about not being the only one or more infuriated because GMC is doing nothing to compensate their customers. The problems are repeated such as air bag, air conditioner, engine oil leak, master cylinder leak, transmission (just rebuilt this past week) and other issues related to technician errors.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
2008 GMC Acadia SLT2
By kristintemples on 06/20/13 12:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I would love to give this vehicle an outstanding review but I can't. I love everything about this vehicle except that so many owners have had transmission problems prior to 100,000 miles just months after the warranty runs out. My vehicle is sitting in my driveway after 4 months of owning it and the transmission wave plate has gone out like so many others. GMC is not taking responsibility for their defective transmission's which is costing the consumer $4,000 out of pocket and in my opinion if people have extended warranty insurance they are ripping them off as well. They know it is a crappy design or they would not have redesigned it for the newer Acadia's.
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Stay away from GMC
By emclaugh3 on 06/08/13 08:57 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I have a 2008 GMC Acadia SLT, an expensive vehicle. I leased it, but decided to purchase it because my family liked the exterior styling and interior space. I currently have 84,000 miles and the transmission is failing for the SECOND time. It was rebuilt under the warranty, but now, 22,000 miles later, it is failing again and will cost thousands to repair. I have had no luck with the dealer or GM in helping to fix this problem of bad transmission design, and a faulty repair. I will NEVER EVER buy another GMC !!!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Beware of GMC ACADIA
By emclaugh3 on 05/31/13 09:19 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I bought a 2008 GMC Acadia because I loved the styling and space for my 3 kids. It was great for a couple of years, but then the trouble started. I paid $1,100 to fix a steering problem (not under the warranty), then needed a re-built transmission at 62,000 mi and now at 83,000 mi the transmission is gone again. All the dealer says is "sorry, the warranty expired 4 months ago". This on top of electrical problems with the seats and headlights. This has broken any spirit I had to support American cars. I feel taken advantage of by GMC, who I fell is both unfair and unethical. The newer Acadias are reviewed more favorably, `but let's see in two years - BEWARE!!!
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