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2008 GMC Acadia

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Complete pile of JUNK
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By boaterdan
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I could not have possibly imagined what a complete piece of junk and nightmare this vehicle would turn out to be.
Bought it certified, and under that warranty (before 55k miles) had the transmission rebuilt, leaking sunroof fixed (but it wasn't), water stained headliner replaced, engine control module replaced when vehicle wouldn't start, and battery replaced when it wouldn't hold charge.

Warranty is now expired and I have about 70k miles.
Currently have: Nav system quit working, only reads about 50% of DVDs, sunroof still leaks and water sometimes pours into interior, service airbag light on, powered liftgate pops when halfway up then closes making it unusable.

One word - JUNK.


Best Features

Excellent room for 7 given it's a crossover-size vehicle. Bought it because it was one of only a couple of vehicles in this class that actually have a usable third row.


Worst Features

Well, make this $48,000 vehicle last more than 3 years would be a good start.


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DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By spuerini
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2008 GMC Acadia SLE-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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This car is a piece of junk. I was stuck on the side of the road with my 3 children in the car with a broken 35R clutch wave plate.
Had to have the transmission rebuilt at 48k miles. The car had been driven less than 10k miles a year for 5.5 years. It is just 6 months out of warranty and GM is not honoring it. I would not recommend this car to anyone.

THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE. CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT???


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GMC does not support poor quality
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By mddriver5
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Like everybody that owns a 2008 GMC Acadia, I have had the car in the shop numerous times. Broke down with transmission failure, power sterring column went. Just got back after 4th oil leak. I contacted GMC and with our TARP funds, they have a call center overseas to handle customer complaints.
Very poor customer service with a car that is built by engineers and yet seems to have lots of common issues. It could be a good car if it did not have so many issues. be careful of 2013 model as it is redesigned and you could be starting over with issues lots of us have.


Worst Features

They need to stand by the vehicle with known issues.


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2008 GMC Acadia AWD
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By plugs01
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We searched reviews before we bought and saw a number of negative reviews.
I believe most people are more inspired to write a review if they have a negative experience. We've owned ours for almost two years.
Very pleased.
We get about 21 mph when driving combined city/hwy.
The manual instructs to use higher octane fuel, but we use 85 regular unlead since we are at high elevations -mechanic recommended.
We bought a prebuy inspection by our shop.
Only problems we have had: sunroof leaked once after sitting in heavy rain, but never while driving. Hasn't done it since. Also driver's seat fails to move about once every 3 months - we get it to move after playing with it...need to fix though


Best Features

The looks of this car is what attracted us to it in the first place. Two sunroofs, seats 7, AWD, pearl white paint, leather seats, tow bar. The built in GPS is great with verbal instructions. The heads up display is really nice to have - miss it when driving anyone elses car! Really like the rear view camera and object warning, especially because it is harder to see out the back when backing up. Kids love the DVD player. Our used car came with sturdy floor mats (tray style) which is wonderful with snow/dirt/mud and general kids spills. The AWD works great in snow - haven't needed to put on winter or studded tires yet. Fold down rear seats gives us lots of flexibility for room.


Worst Features

Maybe more storage - there is some under the floor in back but if larger would help. Or maybe more room under seats.


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A Dream Car to Nightmare
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By lina816
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We bought his car in 3/2008. I would like to declare lemon on this Acadia.
Here are the lists of things that occurred to my Acadia:
3/09 Power Control Module, this one lock my steering wheel while I was on drive in the middle of the road all of the sudden without warning, this could have killed my family; 5/09 - air bag wiring repair; 2/23/10 - air bag repair again; 7/10 head lights blown with recall; 9/10 power steering remote replace; 11/10 (on our Thanksgiving trip) Water pump and engine run hot; 6/11 stability trac warning w/ master cylinder leaking break fluid; 9/11 air bag connector replaced; 4/12 power window issue; 12/12 lost its smooth ride - stabilizer link and struts replace.


Best Features

Roominess, ultrasonic rear parking, remote start (great for winter), entertainment system with headphones, rear seat audio control, tri-zone control


Worst Features

ALL the technical and mechanical issues the consumers are reporting here. As many are trying to support American product, the product itself needs to be above and beyond expectation to continue and to believe in American made cars. Too bad and so sad.


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