2008 GMC Acadia User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 15 2008 GMC Acadia reviews.

    2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 AWD Review
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    Acadias Are Great Until You Hit 60,000 Miles. — If you want a all wheel drive car filled with utility that is mildly underpowered that works great for 60,000 miles than the GMC Acadia is for you. The ride is comfortable and quiet, and handling is exceptional for such a large vehicle. BUT, this car is criminally unreliable. The transmission just died (wave plates were made of too soft of a material), the oil pan leaks because it has been sealed with glue (no bolts)-- no joke. And finally, the engine warning system caution lights just started doing very strange things. Each trip to the dealer cost $2000-$4000. The last drive was to CarMax and I'm now free of wondering whether my family will safely get to where they are headed. We finally gave up on a vehicle that looks to be in pristine condition, suited our family needs well yet has the reliability of a... well I guess GMC. Lesson learned for us to offer up to you, do not buy GMC. Hurts to write that, but the good news is that Toyota sells reliable cars that are now made in America.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Ride comfort, turn radius, and cargo.

    Cons: Reliability, Low end rpm power response, GMC.

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    2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD Review
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    45

    Totally Dependable And Reliable Car. — Great car for trips and for family in general. Definitely looking to stay with this truck for as long as I can. Kids love the DVD system in back and the space that there is to move. Also a big fan of the panoramic moon roof in the passenger area.

    Pros: Big family car for those that dont want a mini van just yet. Spacious with 3rd row and captain seats in second row. Dvd system so kids can watch a movie on long rides. Also came with 3 sets of headphones so the kids can listen to the movie in back and we could play music up front. AWD definitely helps in the snow and rain, also towing.

    Cons: Has a V6 engine but this baby is a gas guzzler. Not exactly sure what the ratings are for city/hwy but it sucks in the city. I lived in Chicago and had this car there for almost a year and I would fill up about twice a week.

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    2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 AWD Review
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    45

    Nice Driver — Overall, it's a nice vehicle if you need an 8 passenger vehicle. Has flexible seating and handles well even when fully loaded. My wife likes the power lumbar support for the passenger front seat. Usually, you only get that on premium level vehicles. Heavier on gas than I thought it would be but it can go over 400 miles between fill-ups on the highway.

    Pros: Good looks, Quick turning radius for the vehicle size, Movable 2nd row seats, Nice Bose radio, Passenger power seat WITH power lumbar support, Comfortable ride.

    Cons: No bluetooth, under powered, always down shifting at the slightest grade on the highway. Engine needs MORE torque. Only gets only 20 mpg on highway driving 65-72 mph.  Gets only 15-16 combined driving.

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    2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD Review
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    Pretty Awesome Suv — This is on heck of an SUV. It looks very impressive and rides very smoothly. The driving position is excellent and there are hardly any blind spots. This vehicle is loaded with features. Amazing overall, however one has to wonder about GMC and the reason why it's already leaking oil after only 100,000 kms...

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Luxurious ride, classy interior, smooth. Very quiet, great suspension.  Front and rear torsion bars make cornering better than with most cars. The 6 speed transmission is very smooth, the shifter has a button  on the driver's side to manually shift up or down, very convenient. The engine delivers the right amount of power, however it does have to shift down from 6th gear when going uphill. Comfort for everyone, even the rear bench is big enough for 3 adults, wich is a lot better than with other SUV's. This one has the Heads Up Display.

    Cons: The Onstar system does not allow to pair a cell phone. After 100,000 kms there are two small oil leaks, one from the power steering.

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    2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD Review
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    Love The Acadia — Definitely luxurious and multi-purpose! Heated leather seats, DVD Entertainment system with wireless headphones, Heads-up display, auto-climate control - all make for a comfortable and safe ride! Easily seats 7 and room for storage too! The second row moon roof is a great plus for making it feel spacious and roomy in the back too! It includes an electronic screen if you want to keep the sun and light out too! The sunroof up front is controlled entirely separate and can be opened entirely, tilted for airflow, or close the moon roof cover to keep out sun and light.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great looking, luxurious, extremely comfortable, reliable, multi-purpose, ability to take lots of gear or luggage, great audio system

    Cons: Somewhat big for a family of 3

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    2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 Review
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    2008 Gmc Acadia — This vehicle has been an awesome car only selling because I would like to have something newer may end up buying another one just new!! I have a family of 7 and this has been a great family car! I highly recommend this as a great alternative to the minivan!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very versital family vehicle, not a mini van,

    Cons: Could use more rear cargo space for grocery getting

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    2008 GMC Acadia SLT-1 AWD Review
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    Excellent American Made Product — Acceleration times are hindered by the mass of the vehicle. Overall quality is excellent, have not had any issues. Ownership costs are low, except when paying for personal tax. Fun to drive factor is adequate for a crossover utility vehicle.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: utility

    Cons: Drivers'  seat can get uncomfortable on long hauls

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    2008 GMC Acadia SLE-1 Review
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    I Love This Car — Quick for a crossover and fun to drive. Looks great and my mom loves it! Awesome surround sound from bose and great navigation system. Car has a smart computer and onstar helps keep us safe. A great car for a family.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great car for money

    Cons: nothing..jerk

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    Do Not Buy Unless You Are Leasing Or Renting Not To Own. — Not built for Kuwait plane and simple can't handle the heat...EEprom chip reprogrammed three times in two years... :/ American cars always cheap looking when compared to their Japanese or European pears don't have a clue as to why that is...

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: None

    Cons: not for middle east regions heat

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    2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2 AWD Review
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    My Car — Performance- Good speed, excellent road grip and ABS, intelligent handling with variable power stairing. Build quality- excellent material and design is awsome Cost of Ownership- midium range with excellent fuel efficiency and oil change ratio Fun Factor - real fun to drive

    Pros: Luxury with Power

    Cons: Too compact engine makes difficult for normal garages to maintain

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 GMC Acadia Reviews

    Great Overall Vehicle, This Is The 2nd Acadia We Have Owned By PThomann

    I like the looks and handling of this vehicle and like this model much better than than the 2010 model we traded for this one. This vehicle is very stylish, roomy and fun to drive. I especially like... Read More

    2014 GMC Acadia Reviews

    Nice Suv By Country860

    We rented a GMC Arcadia for a vacation. We drove from CT to Al and then to Fl. Then we drove from Fl back to Ct. It had plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 kids with lots of luggage. It was very good on... Read More

    2012 GMC Acadia Reviews

    Awsome Ride By migration_Tmartin_77

    The best thing about the Acadia Denali is its looks. The White Diamond Tri-coat color is the best color I have ever seen on a car. The Acadia also has plenty of room for 7 passengers with a large co... Read More

    Acadia By TEagle

    I love this vehicle. It is a perfect family car with the leather seats and DVD entertainment system. Rides and drives great. It is not too bad on gas for its size. The remote start is also a great fea... Read More

    2011 GMC Acadia Reviews

    Almost Got It Right. By Jakeaddair

    Best design GM has ever produced. Large but not too large. Cargo capacity is huge, flat and easily accessible with fold into the floor seats. Third row seats are actually useful for adults. Car rides ... Read More

    Great Suv For Family By jmvold

    Love this vehicle. Vehicle handles well in winter weather. All wheel drive is great. Spacious enough for a family of 5 traveling. good on gas mileage for the amount of space available and all wh... Read More

    2010 GMC Acadia Reviews

    Great 8 Passenger Family Suv By TaylorsDave

    This SUV offers a great deal of space for its size. Offers a smooth, comfortable and quiet ride. Second and third rows are very configurable and easy to arrange. Premium Bose sound system really deliv... Read More

    Awesome Suv By Marco1313

    My family and I really enjoyed this car, especially to go camping, for the outdoors and trips in general, this SUV is great, we totally recommend it. It gives good miles per gallon, is very comfortab... Read More

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