2008 GMC Acadia SLT1 3.6 from North America


Too problematic


Various problems with various systems from electrical to drive-line. Usually a quick fix, but a trip to the dealer for warranty none the less. No fewer than 15 trips to warranty since new.

Rear differential replacement to solve vibration issues (5 trips to the shop at least), several recall items, problems with turn signal switch, steering column replacement, sound system failure, failure of heated seats.

A general disappointment given the cost and the fact that it is brand new.

General Comments:

Nice style.

Nice design of the cockpit and overall.

Comfortable seats and seating arrangement.

Pleasant to drive.

Slightly under powered for its size.

Handles well, great all wheel drive vehicle.

Too unreliable/problematic, I won't buy another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th April, 2009

20th Apr 2009, 10:22

Don't be so fast to swear off of GM's. You bought a first year model, which regardless of manufacturer, tend to have bugs and glitches that will be worked out in subsequent years.

1st May 2009, 23:35

Actually 2007 was the first model year.

18th Jun 2009, 18:18

I bought the first "first year" model of any car since 1981 when I bought my 2006 Ford Fusion. It had enough evidence of excellent build quality to justify the risk, however I generally strictly AVOID the first year of ANY new model due to bugs inherent in new designs. I still strongly urge people to wait TWO years before buying any new model. That virtually insures that ALL the bugs are worked out.

2007 GMC Acadia SLT2 3.6L Gas from North America


A wonderful alternative to the truck-base SUV and the minivan


Nothing, too new.

General Comments:

The car is well made for its intended role. Adequate or better seating for all seats (the further back you go, the worse it gets).

Ride is controlled. I'm not an aggressive driver.

Features on the SLT2 are great. Fit and finish of my sample is satisfactory. There's a bit too much reflective trim, so on a sunny day, I've been blinded by my own car.

I'm also a little concerned about the reliability of the "Smart" seats after several years of french fries, dirt, moisture, etc. The tracks are not covered at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th June, 2008