I searched for an suv to fit our family, looked at 14 different models, Acadia had it all. However, a week after I bought mine, one owner used, 108k miles, the alternator went out at $300 bucks. Two days later, it left us stranded when the timing chain guide broke, another $1800 and a month at the shop. I got it back and drove it 2 months before the engine blew because oil was not getting to the top of the engine. Had to borrow $4k, 5 months in the shop, got it back a week ago and currently have a check engine light, we are 4 hours from home. In addition to a recurring tire pressure Guage light, stabilitrack, and abs lights. I'm beyond upside down in this ridiculous thing. And is not at all dependable. These are just the big things, the DVD player quit 3 days ago, among other little things. Do not buy this car.
Don't buy this car! I will say I love the look of the crossover and the capacity as we are a very active family. It is roomie and can fit a a lot of everything and that is where my love ends. I was just quoted over $5600 in repairs! I have had numerous repairs, water pump, airbags, seat belt were the only items covered under recalls. I now have my A/C out, steering rack gear leaking, timing cover gasket and rear main seal all needing repair and the vehicle is 5 years old! Name me one Toyota, Honda or Nissan that would need that much work 5 years? My VW didn't even need that much in 15 years! Customer care is a joke. They hook you up with your dealer that you have already become intimate with because you are ALWAYS there. Nothing else. I think the foreign cars to learn from the cargo design of the Acadia and they would have a best seller. I know that I would buy it. As for GMC, General Motors and buying American...my family can't afford a substandard product and therefore will never purchase again. I tried...
I bought this Acadia new off the dealer's lot at the end of 2010 and thought I got a great deal. It now has 70K miles. Between recalls and service bulletins it's been in the shop close to 15 times. Since December alone, it's been in 5 times. First, for a Service Bulletin to replace a timing chain, then every two weeks since for some other trouble code or fault. GM should be ashamed to have their logo on this car. I've asked for a full refund due to the failure of the engineering not living up to the "Professional Grade" motto, but been laughed at. I've been a GM fan for 40 years and am now selling everything GM I won because GM has failed to make this right. Never again.
At least the ignition switch works.
a crusher would be appropriate, but piece by piece, the Engine timing chain,Engine mount, AC lines, brakes, Injectors, o2 sensors. catalytic converter, door latch, AC control buttons & suspension all failed and need to be re-engineered. none of these parts are what I would consider Professional Grade. They aren't even kindergarten worthy.
2010 GMC Acadia SUV SLE 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I purchased used 8/2013. 25,000 miles. We have had two recalls and one power steering pump failure notice. My steering felt like manual steering like the gmc letter described. Dealership and gmc agreed that my power steering boot tips broke and all power steering fluid leaked which caused my pump to seized. They didn't pay for my repairs. Lastly my driver side power window doesn't work and dealership technician told us the motor sometimes jams and to slam the door but not to hard to fix the problem and it works to my disbelief. I regret buying this car and hate all the problems and money it has cost during my 14 month of owning. I have 50,000 miles.
Build a more reliable car. I love my honda and hate that I can't get a more reliable car from GMC.
2010 GMC Acadia SUV SLT-1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I bought a 2010 Acadia for my wife.
It had 56,000 miles on it when purchased.
Could have bought a Mercedes SUV for the price.
The problems I've had with it have been unbelievable!
Windshield leak damaged radio and A/C fan (window apparently always leaked), Power steering failed TWICE in 10k mi.
$1600 to replace a power steering pump!
A/C failed due to hose rubbing against chassis.
Transmission shift issues.
It gets 14 MPG (same as my old 6.0 liter Yukon XL), you need a mirror to see the fuses, and in order to replace a headlight bulb, you need to remove the inner fender (wheel well) skirt!
Awful, Awful engineering design.
Don't do it!
Wife thinks the bucket seat arrangement makes the back seat roomier.
Seats are comfortable.
Transverse engine makes this car very difficult and expensive to work on.
($1600 to replace a $175 power steering pump because you have to remove the exhaust!)
The car has dozens of design flaws.
Memory seats only come in SLT-2 version because the memory module is part of the system computer instead of the seat like most non-GM cars.
The car was designed to force you to go to the dealer for everything...even changing a light bulb!