This SUV has had everything go wrong with it. Is a 2011 and We wanted to buy "American". So disappointed. The engine has been practically rebuilt in the last 3 years. We are talking hundreds of dollars at a time. Oil consumption is awful. Starts making a "noise" when down in the 60% usage and has to have oil change. The dealership service dept. what can I say. Seems that every time something major has to be repaired, it is a few months something else goes wrong( major) and it must be fixed. We do not go out of town in in this vehicle. Are getting rid of it before another repair crops up. Do not buy one of these!
This car and other gm s have the 2.4 ecotec engine in it which will leave you disappointed and broke. The Ecotec consumes oil which will lead to a faulty motor. Please google the 2.4 ecotec oil consumption before you consider purchasing this vehicle.
I couldn't imagine owning this car out of warranty. It has spent so much time at the dealer that although I owned a Terrain, I spent much of my time behind the wheel of various Buick rental cars from the dealer.
The transmission was replaced 3 times, not to mention a host of other issues.
Stay away from the 4 cylinder. I have a 2011 Terrain with the 4 cylinder engine and i know that it is just a matter of time before the engine goes. It rattles on crank up, sounds like metal scraping against metal. Transmission jumps on occasion and the gas mileage is very much exaggerated by GM. It does not get neat the mileage that they state in their bulletin on the Terrain. I would not recommend this vehicle to a friend.