2010 GMC Terrain Long-Term Road Test

2010 GMC Terrain: Neighborhood Gossip

June 01, 2010


I took the long holiday weekend to heart. I didn't do much of anything and I loved every minute of it. It wasn't all sunshine and naps, I did have a couple of minor errands to do in between the bbq's and much needed gardening. Our GMC Terrain turned out to be the perfect vehicle for my weekend.

Like any recent home owner, there are few weekends without a Home Depot run. The fold down seats made it handy to pack in the bags of compost. The super comfortable seats and ride of our Terrain made the drive over to Santa Monica for brunch very enjoyable. My lady fell asleep on the way over to the point of snoring. It's only a 15-minute drive, it's that comfortable!

As the new guy on the block, I haven't gotten to know all of my neighbors. A couple down the street was having a glass of wine on their front porch when they noticed my out in the front yard. I saw them make a b-line to me from the corner of my eye. The greetings and "welcome to the neighborhood" conversation was pretty short as they want to know more about the GMC than they did about us. I was more than happy to talk about the Terrain as I was becoming a big fan of it myself. In fact, by the end of the weekend, I met a few neighbors who wanted to more about the Terrain. It turned out the be a great icebreaker!

I have only two real complaints about the Terrain: I feel it's underpowered and I dislike the power lift gate. I can't fault the tail gate on the Terrain specifically, I have a dislike of most powered lift gates. As for the underpowered engine, it just seemed when I hit the gas, it didn't really want to get up and go. It wasn't the gearing, it just didn't have strong acceleration for highway passing or the 'round town driving.

Maybe the next weekend I can get this beauty I can put it through some more paces. Maybe pack it up for some camping? Hmmmm, I'm gonna keep an eye for for it's availability. I really like our Terrain.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer

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