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2011 GMC Terrain Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: 2011 GMC Terrain Lemon by PuckDucker



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This car gave us nothing but trouble.
Although it had some really good features, they were not enough to make us keep it.
We bought it used with about 20k miles on it.
In the 40k miles that we put on it, we had troubles with interior fit and finish, (windshield post cover kept coming off) electrical (headlight burned out or stopped working 3 times), doors, (Power liftgate would open but struts could not hold it up), and transmission (hard shifting and hesitation).

The backup camera was really top of the line. The overlay on the display showed interpretted path of travel (curved as you turned the wheel) and the alert sensors were very handy. The bluetooth was also very good.

It was a 4 cylinder FWD model so it was a bit underpowered. I think that contributed to the hard shifting of the transmission. But as time went on the transmission got worse and began to hesitate on the freeway. The fix for the liftgate was $700 and we could not see putting that kind of money into a car we did not like.

Reviewed: 2011 GMC Terrain

4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

2011 GMC Terrain Horror Story

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We had issues with many of the features of this car.
Fuel economy was not what one might expect from a 4 cylinder engine.
Transmission was weak.
Fit and finish were poor.

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