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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Acadia RIP, 2007-2011


Found this on GM Inside News:

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GMI has learned that GM recently canceled two GMC product programs. The next-generation GMC Acadia program is the first program to be cut from the product plans at GMC. Originally the Acadia was slated to stay on with the next generation lineup of Lambda crossovers, while the closely-related Saturn Outlook would not be. However, that has obviously changed. As far as we know, the Outlook is still dead in the water for the next-generation.
http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...te-dust-66182/

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 01:59 PM
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Re: Acadia RIP, 2007-2011

This is a very disturbing development. I'm hoping, as I am sure all of you are, that there is some mistake or misunderstanding about the GM announcement (or press leak). Aside from the obvious mistake of dropping that line of vehicle production and the related business ramifications, it would seriously disappoint a lot of people (not the least of which will be the members of this forum).

I followed the link and from what I read a lot of people think it's a good idea to just dump the Acadia. But, many also acknowledge that it is an award winning addition to the GM stable and a real crowd pleaser (even when compared with the Outlook and Enclave). What gives?

Let's just hope this is a mistake or unfounded rumor. If it is true I will have to seriously reconsider letting my new order stand.

Is there anyone else out there that has a handle on this news?

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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 02:51 PM
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Re: Acadia RIP, 2007-2011

You know had it not been for the fact that my wife's family is all about GM(both her father and grandfather worked for the company) I would seriously have to reconsider my purchase. I love the Acadia and many other GM vehicles, but the company has some of the worst management and union problems than anything out there. I know we as consumers don't know the whole story, but on the surface it sure seems like we could make better decisions to help keep this company alive. I saw responses to the link that someone comments about getting rid of Rick Wagoner...I'm beginning to concur with this feeling, but would take it a few steps further and reconsider the members of the board, Bob Lutz, and probably numerous bean-counters as well.



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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 03:00 PM
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Re: Acadia RIP, 2007-2011

Another thing to keep in mind from the article:

"Product plans change on a daily basis at GM. Right now in particular, product plans are getting a shake-up constantly."

It's kind of like a saying about the weather here in the midwest: "Don't like the weather? Just wait 10 minutes."

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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 04:20 PM
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Re: Acadia RIP, 2007-2011

GMI likes to be the first to the block with news, so it's difficult to take breaking stuff from them too seriously until more sources are named. Lambdas are very profitable vehicles for GM. Currently, the Acadia outsells the other two combined. It also outsells the Yukon, almost 2 to 1 so far in 2008. In fact, it's the number 2 selling GMC by a wide margin, second only to the Sierra.

In other words, I either expect the very worst news (GMC is axed altogether), or a retraction of this statement shortly...

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post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 07:45 PM
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Re: Acadia RIP, 2007-2011

Umm..very troubling indeed...I came from BMW...but BMW is too expensive for me now, because I got married and have a 1 year old. I looked at GMC beacuse of the Acadia and Yukon Denali. The Acadia has all the "bells and whisltes" of the german compaines. Yeah some of the interior plastics are cheap, but the look good and hold up well.

Right to my point....As gas prices rise and the American ecomony slowing...good luck selling the monster Yukons and Escalades. As I have read, Hummer is either being sold or on its way out. GM is making a mistake killing the Acadia, and probably losing a repeat cutomer as well when it goes. Just my 2cents

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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 08:50 PM
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Re: Acadia RIP, 2007-2011

I have to echo the thoughts of others here. I'm a converted import buyer (I've owned Hondas and a Lexus, all purchased new). The Acadia was my first domestic purchase made after conducting a ton of research. Its a great product, and if these rumors are true, they're cutting off their foot as soon as they finally get the choice of shoe right. Absolutely mystifying., unless they're truly not concerned with bringing new buyers into the GM fold. Hate to say it, but if GM scraps the Acadia- or worse GMC- either of which will likely clobber resale value of the Acadia I just purchased- they lose this customer for life.
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post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 07:39 AM
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Re: Acadia RIP, 2007-2011

It's sort of interesting to note that several members who have posted here cited similar experiences and reasons for choosing the Acadia over other models. I was also a long time foreign vehicle owner (BMW), and a very satisfied one at that. The only reason I decided to leave my beloved BMW's was because they did not offer enough in the way of driver's leg room, passenger space, and at reasonable prices (I would have forgone the price issue - "you get what you pay for.")

But, when I really finally accepted that neither BMW or Mercedes offered what I needed, I came upon the Acadia. With all the appointments, options, electronics, room, handling - all the stuff that any car enthusiast would want, Acadia was the obvious choice. But, when you add in all the potential problems, TSB, complaints, etc. and you still decide to give GM a chance . . . well, that says a lot about faith (in a company).

Now, out of the blue, with the potential for the GMC Acadia to help pull GM back into profitability, they decide to cut the division - how does that make sense?

Sorry . . . I'm just venting a little bit. Let's hope none of this is true. Wouldn't you think GM would do some sort of survey and see what their customer base wants?

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Check out this article from another related thread:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/out...-gmc-or-buick/

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...te-dust-66182/


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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 09:21 AM
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Re: Acadia RIP, 2007-2011

So that sort of begs the question(s)...

Did you buy the vehicle because of the content/quality/style or because it's called Acadia or because it's branded a GMC?

The content/quality/style could just as easily be sold as a Chevy, and GM could eliminate a totally redundant division that, aside from the Acadia, is selling trucks and SUVs that people aren't buying now.

GM should be concerned about the overall health of the company, even at the expense of one (or more) of its brands. The idea of shutting down GMC is not "out of the blue"; the debate has been out there for years...

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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 10:20 AM
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Re: Acadia RIP, 2007-2011

I don't disagree about what was said about GM downsizing by dumping GMC. In order for the corporation to continue to operate I'm certain major changes and cost-cutting measures will have to be taken. Nothing is sacred to ensure the survival of the overall company.

Personally, I was drawn to what I believe is better content/quality/style under the GMC badge, whether or not there is an actual or just a perceived difference. The reality is that there are no major differences between the Lambdas (save for a different set of option packages and some subtle design differences), but they were significant enough to me that I made a choice among the three and decided on the Acadia.

Perhaps you are correct - the GMC division is a redundancy that should be eliminated eventually. But, that depends on which customers' " . . .ox is being gored." It affects me because I, for whatever reason, perfer the Acadia over the other models. Given the number of members of this forum, I'm sure there are a lot of others who feel the same way.

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