Used 2012 GMC Terrain SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Consumer Reviews

2012 GMC Terrain
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LOVE IT except for the transmission jerks.

jtapp1, 03/16/2013
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

We've had our Terrain for 6 months. Always have been a loyal GM customer. The Terrain stole our hearts when we decided to purchase a new vehicle. Its sharp. Inside and out. LOVE the interior and all the cool features. There is one problem......transmission slips/jerks. I have 9,000 miles on it. When I took it into the dealership they had a "transmission" specialist come out to talk to me. I explained the jerking/slipping and he urged me to take him for a drive. The entire time instead of observing the ride he explained to me that it was just the "engine recharging" because of the eco motor. I call BS. It seems to be getting worse. Anyone else had this issue??

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Four cylinder engine

hydiesel, 10/06/2014
SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
23 of 26 people found this review helpful

I have owned two four cylinders. 2010 30,000 miles engine replaced using excessive oil. 2012 at 32000 miles engine rebuilt (was told they didn't replace them any more ) I don't think GM knows how to build a good four cylinder. I am driving a gas guzzling V6, hope it can go past the dreaded 30,000 mile mark. The V6 has passed the 40000 mile mark with no problems, as long as I keep gas in the tank. Lesson learned, I will never buy another four cylinder from GM.

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Great Car!

jlbigguy, 08/29/2012
7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Have my 2012 Terrain for 1 week now, and after 900 miles I am impressed. Getting 30.5 mpg on the highway, and overall average is 27mpg. This is with ECO mode on. Very smooth and quiet ride, no wind noise at all. The car feels solid, and is very comfortable (premium cloth seats). I have more room then in my old 2004 Pontiac Montana, and I am 6'6" tall. Can hardly tell the engine is running when at idle. Very pleased with my purchase.

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thirsty for oil!

Shirley Woerner, 12/24/2017
SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful

The 2012 Terrain had a lot of issues with the engine burning oil. I have had such issues that I had to have the oil looked at or changed at every 2,000 to 3,000 miles. Not happy with the dealer's service department having to put new pistons and rings in the engine. That was a complete tear down. We still have to watch the oil level. And now the exhaust system has a hole in it!!!!!!!!!! It only has 78,000 miles on it now as I type this in. First time I took it in, It was 3 quarts low!!! The engine sounded like and old washing machine when I started it up. Not happy with my Terrain at all. Love the body style, but that's about all I like about this vehicle.

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I loved my car!

thomas Stafford, 04/14/2016
SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The vehicle was a pleasure to drive. It was cheap to keep. Got good gas mileage. Too bad it was totaled in an accident.

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