Last post on Mar 20, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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GMC Acadia, Fuel System, SUV
#242 of 251 Re: Fuel economy [gmcustsvcsarah]
Nov 02, 2012 (11:36 am)
I have owned this vehicle that I originally posted about over a year now, and the fuel economy issue is still very frustrating.
Customer service representatives remind us that the EPA tests are for shopping comparison purposes only. Those mileage figures were a deciding factor for me in purchasing this vehicle. This is precisely why I am so disappointed with this vehicle. I get pretty close to the sticker figure on other vehicles I drive and no where close on this one. I feel I was misled by overstated MPG figures.
Please don't give us the canned response to MPG issues. I am not a tech, but we all know the major things that affect fuel economy.. driving habits, tire pressure...etc. Transmission programming? This seems to be an issue, but I am told this all checks out. I assume the MPG testing was done with the same configuration as is available to the public. I know the MPG testing is designed by the EPA but it needs to be performed by them or some other 3rd party. Then, at least we could look at these figures as factual and unbiased and would stand less of a chance of being overstated as I feel is the current situation. I realize this is a bigger issue with the EPA and is beyond GM control.
I did find these sites interesting. hyundaimpginfo.com , and Kiampginfo.com. Both have admitted to overstating mileage figures and are starting reimbursement programs for those affected, as well as reissuing the MPG figures.
#244 of 251 Out with the Acadia
Mar 01, 2013 (7:20 pm)
I posted on here almost two years ago complaining about my Acadia. I just wanted to share that I just got rid of the Acadia and got into a chevy equinox. I feel liberated! Freed from the chains binding me to unaffordable gas and horrific gas mileage! I'm averaging 23 mpg compared to the 12 mpg I was getting in the Acadia, I've cut my car payment in half and am loving the new car! Just wanted to share!
#245 of 251 Re: Out with the Acadia [monicaot]
Mar 01, 2013 (7:27 pm)
Good for you and same here ! GM ended up buying our Acadia back . We now have a 2013 Traverse and it's doing great ! MPG on the highway is around 24 with awd and 16-17 city . Couldn't be happier ! I would like to applaud GM for the smooth transition and such ! They helped every step of the way . They have renewed our faith , so to speak .
#246 of 251 Re: Out with the Acadia [monicaot]
Mar 01, 2013 (7:31 pm)
One more year to go on my 2011 Acadia lease, then the pig will be gone!
Because no-one at GM or the dealer gives a damn about the real-world mileages of these vehicles, this GM retiree will be looking at NON-GM vehicles for the replacement!
I can't wait!
Customer Service - please pass this up the chain in case there is some-one some-where who actually cares about what their customers are saying.
#247 of 251 Re: Out with the Acadia [huedawg]
Mar 01, 2013 (7:32 pm)
Wow! On what basis did you get a Buy-Back? Not the mileage I assume?
#248 of 251 2013 gas mileage
Mar 09, 2013 (8:58 pm)
I leased a new Acadia a couple weeks ago. Just been driving it around town then finally on Thursday I had a reason to drive it on the freeway about 140 miles roundtrip. Filled up the night before and then hit the freeway. Mileage started low and kept creeping up, just when I was getting to the turnoff I needed it was at 23.8.Then drove surface streets for a while and drove home, averaged 22.5 for the trip. For a car with about 450 miles on it, I thought this was great.
#249 of 251 Re: GMC Acadia Poor Gas Mileage - Yelp?! [sam1940]
Mar 17, 2013 (12:39 pm)
has anyone tried a programmer to change shifting patterns
#250 of 251 Re: Out with the Acadia [kaydeejay]
Mar 17, 2013 (2:37 pm)
The transmission would not shift . The RPM's were always high . They tried new shift modules and other stuff to no avail . If they didn't buy it back , then by law , it was a lemon anyway and they stood to loose a lot more . That said , they were great to work with and it was a quick process . We had lost all faith in GM but their actions have turned that around . In fact , I was so impressed with the way they handled it that afterwards , I recommended a fleet deal to my employer for 10 Colorado's , which they are currently finalizing .
#251 of 251 Happy so Far
Mar 20, 2013 (8:45 am)
Just leased a 2013 SLT1 2WD last week and drove it from Phoenix to Laguna Beach CA. Two adults, three kids, lugage, stroller boogie board etc.., average speed 75+. The trip home included a couple hundred pounds of beach sand and more luggage. Had room for all, locked the cruize on 85 for long streaches and passed a couple 18 wheelers at around 95. Average MPG for the trip was 18.5. Bigest complete, the GPS touch screen froze several times and takes multiple touches to respond.