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GMC Acadia, Audi Q7, Acura MDX, SUV
Mar 13, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Hopefully this reply will be permitted. Do a Google search for Acadia Bluetooth and you will glean some sources for people that have investigated doing this or something similar.
As far as I know, you would have to retrofit the 2009 radio since the BT is incorporated into it. There have not been any wiring diagrams released for the Acadia by GM as yet, so it is a gray area to compare the existing wiring.
Hope this helps.
#12 of 19 Re: Is it worth it to order the 2009 Acadia? [carshopper47]
Mar 16, 2009 (4:07 pm)
You might want to try also looking at the Enclave. It's a slightly premium version of the Acadia with sound deadening glass and better body insulation for a much quieter ride.
Dash is a little nicer with wood trim.
The only downside I found is on the Enclave is the rear window slopes down which reduces visibility out the back.
The visibility issue for my wife was probably the deal killer which has made her decide on the MDX instead.
I liked both cars. MDX has a sportier feel, and the Enclave has a more luxurious ride.
#13 of 19 Re: Is it worth it to order the 2009 Acadia? [manufan1]
Mar 20, 2009 (7:18 am)
My .02 cents. I purchased my wife an 09 MDX that I drive occasionally. I have a Honda accord that I put in the shop and I got an 08 Acadia with 3K miles as a loaner for 3 days. Granted the car is a base model. But I found many negatives that I think will apply to any trim (I will exclude base model comments):
- Many blind spots. I could not even see cars behind me. They totally disappear when they get close by. I got the feeling the rear glass is pointing outwards towards the sky!
- Very tall vehicle. It might be of good use for a roomier third row and cargo space. But it has a floating boat feel. I swear I felt nauseated at one point from the side to side floating feel!
- Pronounced steering noise that won't let down. This is a car with 3K miles mind you.
- Very harsh acceleration. You can feel the car is gathering momentum when you kick it then it decides to go. A lag that I think is very pronounced and annoying.
- Mid range power is lacking. You kick it down and you feel there is no enough power.
Honestly, GMC has a lot to work on with this car.
01 Mazda Tribute
01 Nissan Pathfinder
06 Honda Pilot
09 Acura MDX
#14 of 19 Re: Is it worth it to order the 2009 Acadia? [polarsand]
Apr 13, 2009 (7:07 pm)
I own an 07 Acadia, which I ordered new. It's been an exceptional vehicle, and a joy to drive. I assure you that if I drove any one of the Japanese vehicles that you own, I could find fault with them. But I can make one claim that you can not dispute: my purchase of an American U.S.-made vehicle did not add to the trade deficit and budget deficit. Your investment in foreign iron did.
#15 of 19 Very pleased with my 2009
Aug 13, 2010 (7:27 am)
2009 Acadia AWD SLT-2 I am very pleased with my selection. I got everything that was available inc. all the little stuff. Have 19,000 miles on it now and no problems. It is even better than my 2002 Yukon. Great ride and handling, gas mpg in city is over 19. At 50: 28mpg and at a steady 70: 25.4 Except for the Yukon I usually trade each 2 years so I have experience with many GM vehicles, actually I had over 20 new GM vehicles over the years and not even one problem with any of them.
I would recommend the Acadia to anyone.
#16 of 19 Re: Very pleased with my 2009 [john1652]
Aug 17, 2010 (11:47 pm)
hi!! you give me points to decide..i have 2008/SLT 1 and ami pleased from my purchase date as new up to 29mon..issues comes up but i believe that its probably
a wrong diagnose!! So, dealer & GMC Engineers finally fix those issues which lasted for almost 5mons, which push me to have lemon. Now, i am working to have a brand new SLT 2011, its just i love driving it, safe, space, roomy, easy to handle and 7seater ride..mileage is affordable..would RECOMMEND ACADIA TO ANYONE
Mar 08, 2011 (6:34 pm)
My wife bought an '09 acadia Friday, on Monday the check engine light came on so I tightened the gas cap. Light stayed on. My wife took it to the dealer they added coolant and the light is now off. The dealer wants to keep it wednesday so she can get a loaner. My question is, has anyone else had this problem?
#18 of 19 Re: 09 GMC acadia [johnnyg43]
Mar 25, 2011 (10:36 pm)
It's the timing chains. I just got rid of my 09 Acadia after 2 months of in and out of the shop. I'm done with GMC... I have a Honda Pilot now.
#19 of 19 My 2009 Acadia
Jul 06, 2013 (5:08 pm)
I purchased my 2009 SLT new, I have driven it a little over 40,000 miles, It is a great vehicle, with no problems up to this point. I was buying Yukons for years and thought I would try the Acadia for a while. It is very confortable, and has much storage space. As far as the gas mileage:
According to the dash I can get 30MPH driving at 60. I get a good 20+ in town, I really don't care about the mileage, just so it's reasonable. All in all it's a great car.