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#49 of 58 Soft Floor between 1st and 2nd rows
Dec 29, 2007 (9:51 pm)
Just bought a 2008 SLE and today I found a square piece of the floor between the 1st and 2nd rows (left side, right in front of the bench seat) is actually hollow and covered by a carpet like material. All other part of the floor is hard plastic. So when I step on this square part, I feel the floor is soft. Does anyone know what this is? Is there anything hidden under the floor?
#50 of 58 Re: Questions about 2008 [krmstate]
Jan 04, 2008 (8:57 pm)
My red jewel tintcoat Acadia is beautiful in that the red color turns to a different brighter shade when hit by bright sunshine, as opposed to little or no sun. The dark crimson metallic is also a hot color (I must say more unique than my red one). They're both excellent choices, and you can't go wrong w/ either one.
I was gonna get the 2nd console but found that it hinders legroom for the 3rd row pax sitting in the middle...if this is not an issue, it might be something to consider.
I did trade in my German vehicle for the Acadia...the former had several reliability issues and am very satisfied with my GMC.
#51 of 58 Trying to decide btwn 08 Acadia or CX-9
Feb 29, 2008 (1:24 pm)
I'm trying to decide between an 08 Acadia or a Mazda CX-9. I've test driven both and enjoy the ride of both (although the Mazda has slightly better acceleration).
My concern with the Acadia after reading this forum is the seemingly high number of problems people have been having with the Acadia (temperature sensors, transmissions, engine problems, etc.). I really would like to think that Americans are still capable of making high quality vehicles and competing in the global economy but I am thinking that maybe I'd be better off buying the Mazda (which is majority owned by Ford anyway). Another motivating factor is GM's refusal to offer any sort of enticing incentive on the Acadia. Mazda is offering reduced financing and all I can get from GM is a paltry $500 rebate.
Any one interested in trying to convince me that the Acadia is the better choice?
#52 of 58 Re: Trying to decide btwn 08 Acadia or CX-9 [saudi_prince]
Mar 01, 2008 (9:06 am)
I've had my Acadia since April 07' with zero problems. It's been to the shop for the transmission reflash (which did indeed make it much better) and the recall on the propeller bolts. Never looked at the Maxda. Only have 17K on my AWD Acadia but it's been trouble free...exactly what you'd expect when buying a new vehicle...it's my first GMC.
#54 of 58 Pretty House, no Furniture
Mar 05, 2011 (8:22 am)
I am a former owner of a 2008 Acadia. Bought it new, traded it at 23,000 miles and took at bath on the trade. Bought an import, no problems at all with new Murano. But, I loved the look of the Acadia, the interior room, the way it handled on snow in ice was unmatched. Each year, I read the messages posted with problems and I see they have not been resolved or more problems are found. I had mine 2.5 years..low mileage because I hardly dared to take it out of town. GMC has a beautiful vehicle, the 2011 Denali is even more appealing. But when there is nothing reliable under the hood, when sunroofs leak, and all the other problems that occur with these vehicles, it is like owning a pretty house with absolutely no furniture and who would do that or want that. GM needs to get some new engineers that know how to build and engine and drive train from front to back. And because of my experience with my Acadia, I will never have another car with a sunroof. I had previously owned a Grand Prix GTP loaded for 6 years. I had no leak in that sunroof, ever, so I know they can be made reliably. Does GM not care. I went as far to the top as I could get with my problems with my car and got nothing. I decided to cut my losses, which was nearly $20,000 of depreciation in a 2.5 year period with only $23,000 miles on it. That is some drastic depreciation. I would urge people who are checking out the Acadia before purchase to look at the problems people have posted, look at how well they don't hold their value, and make their decisions accordingly. In my state, the lemon law is so soft, I had no recourse. Some states take this serious and act aggressively. Check to see what the lemon law is in your state. These vehicles aren't cheap. They cost a good amount of money and when they are showing problems right out of the gate, that is not a good sign. Use your Better Business Bureau also. They handle mediation. I would have gone that way, but I simply didn't have time. I left a complaint, but mediation is something that takes a while. I needed to travel asap. Every once in a while, I see an Acadia that looks like mine and I feel bad, because it was good in functionality--could take all my grand kids on a ride, while they watched the DVD. You have the look down, GMC, now put something reliable under the hood!
#57 of 58 2011 Acadia Cross Rails/Bars for luggage carrier
Mar 20, 2012 (1:17 pm)
Anyone find a good alternative to the overpriced GMC crossbars for the Acadia....$195 is too pricey and it appears there are alternatives for $50+......thanks for your help
Nov 15, 2012 (4:43 pm)
Saw a nice red Acadia last week while giving a woman directions. She said she loved the ride.
More new car shoppers are discovering Acadia’s purposeful engineering. October sales for Acadia were the best for that month since 2007, the model’s first year on the market. And through the first 10 months of 2012, Acadia is on track for its best sales year ever.
According to auto shopping site Edmunds.com, Acadia “offers a winning combination of comfort, features, cargo space and performance in a utility-style package.” The 2012 Acadia won Edmunds’ “Best Retained Value” award for SUVs between $35,000 and $45,000, as well as a 2012 ALG Residual Value Award in the full-size utility segment."
2013 Acadia comes armed for an army of elbows