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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-03-2017, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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2008 GMC MOTOR!!!

I am so disgusted with GMC , I bought my vehicle with 22 miles brand new! I thought in the beginning this car was gonna be my last car it has 130k miles and now the dealer just told me I need a new motor!!!!! A NEW MOTOR I JUST FINISH PAYING MY CAR IN 2015 NOW I NEED A NEW CAR!!!
EVERY YEAR since I have had the vehicle i been constantly at the shop I have spent a good 20K in the last 9 years if not more!!! NEVER AGAIN WILL I BUY AMERICAN!! sorry but I cant afford to buy cars everyh 8-9 years, I bought it because I wanted a large SUV, and I did not have to worry about space. now i will have to buy a small car because I cannot afford a SUV!
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Re: 2008 GMC MOTOR!!!

How long did you think it was going to last?
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130,000 miles is a pretty good lifetime for a vehicle. I would have no complaints with a vehicle that lasted that long. On the other hand I do not keep one past 80,000 to 90,000. Did keep a 1974 GMC Suburban to 105,000.

Do not know how long you thought you were going to get out of your 2008. Replacing the engine may make more economical sense that getting another vehicle. You spent a lot extra money doing financing for 7 years It seems that money is a major factor in what you buy.

Instead of buying new you should look at low mileage used vehicles 2 or 3 years old. Especially look for ones that are certified. You will save a bundle on the first years depreciation, regardless of make. I bought my Acadia new, but my wife's last two vehicles have been low mileage certified. In fact, one had less than 1,000 on it when we purchased.

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$20,000 in repairs?
can you give a breakdown?



in the past 7 yrs/126,000 miles, I've spent $118 in repairs out of pocket ...... (repair being something that malfunctioned and required a new part)
1 vent actuator that worked but buzzed.
1 motor mount at 101,xxx.
water pump was replaced free- under warranty.



This does not include oil/filters/wipers/fluids.
I have replaced items via a preventative maintenance schedule before they fail.... such as shocks, struts, serpentine belt, coolant hoses, thermostat, trans fluid, oxygen sensors.

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Build Date- July 31, 2009-2nd day of Spring Hill 2010 production.
2013 Equinox 3.6L - 60,000
2010 Traverse 3.6L- 128,000
2003 Trailblazer 4.2L-180,000
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Re: 2008 GMC MOTOR!!!

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$20,000 in repairs?
can you give a breakdown?



in the past 7 yrs/126,000 miles, I've spent $118 in repairs out of pocket ...... (repair being something that malfunctioned and required a new part)
1 vent actuator that worked but buzzed.
1 motor mount at 101,xxx.
water pump was replaced free- under warranty.



This does not include oil/filters/wipers/fluids.
I have replaced items via a preventative maintenance schedule before they fail.... such as shocks, struts, serpentine belt, coolant hoses, thermostat, trans fluid, oxygen sensors.
And some of those items you have replaced as preventative maintenance are wearable items that even when allowed to fail, shouldn't be considered a repair per se.

I've replaced several struts on my various Acadia models, I waited for them to fail, but they were all showing signs of wear before failure. I've never considered any of those replacements to be a repair, just a past-due preventative maintenance item

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How long did you think it was going to last?
EXCUSE ME? I have a toyota RAV 4 2012 and i have done maintenance and has 145 K miles and its runnning like new still!!!!
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130,000 miles is a pretty good lifetime for a vehicle. I would have no complaints with a vehicle that lasted that long. On the other hand I do not keep one past 80,000 to 90,000. Did keep a 1974 GMC Suburban to 105,000.

Do not know how long you thought you were going to get out of your 2008. Replacing the engine may make more economical sense that getting another vehicle. You spent a lot extra money doing financing for 7 years It seems that money is a major factor in what you buy.

Instead of buying new you should look at low mileage used vehicles 2 or 3 years old. Especially look for ones that are certified. You will save a bundle on the first years depreciation, regardless of make. I bought my Acadia new, but my wife's last two vehicles have been low mileage certified. In fact, one had less than 1,000 on it when we purchased.

George

well excuse me I do not have money like you MUST , so I CANNOT AFFORD TO GET A NEW CAR EVERY 3-4 YEARS!!
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And some of those items you have replaced as preventative maintenance are wearable items that even when allowed to fail, shouldn't be considered a repair per se.

I've replaced several struts on my various Acadia models, I waited for them to fail, but they were all showing signs of wear before failure. I've never considered any of those replacements to be a repair, just a past-due preventative maintenance item
Oh sure let me look for all my receipts so I can tell you, 2010 my vehicle they REPLACE THE WHOLE TRANSMISSION,2015 the doors would not open 725.00 2016 3200.00 to fix a leak on the same transmission, 2016 back door does not open any longer 850.00 dls to fix that. and that is what i can think of as of now. and I was not speaking of maintenance on my vehicle.
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well i am happy for you not everyone has your luck...


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$20,000 in repairs?
can you give a breakdown?



in the past 7 yrs/126,000 miles, I've spent $118 in repairs out of pocket ...... (repair being something that malfunctioned and required a new part)
1 vent actuator that worked but buzzed.
1 motor mount at 101,xxx.
water pump was replaced free- under warranty.



This does not include oil/filters/wipers/fluids.
I have replaced items via a preventative maintenance schedule before they fail.... such as shocks, struts, serpentine belt, coolant hoses, thermostat, trans fluid, oxygen sensors.
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Oh sure let me look for all my receipts so I can tell you,
2010 my vehicle they REPLACE THE WHOLE TRANSMISSION,
2015 the doors would not open 725.00
2016 3200.00 to fix a leak on the same transmission,
2016 back door does not open any longer 850.00 dls to fix that.
for the back door---- was it the tailgate? if so, was it the latching mechanism? or electrical wiring elsewhere in the vehicle?

Did the dealer show you the cap that you can remove and stick a screwdriver in to unlatch the tailgate?
Of course youll have to climb into the back to get to the cap---

but here is how its done...
pop off the cap, insert a small screwdriver, and push, and POP!
Mine works fine-- but made this video for someone else who needed to open their tailgate.
Once open- you remove the plastic interior panel and access the locking mechanism.

http://vid1156.photobucket.com/album...psfey0rnfz.mp4



click on link to see video.

2010 FWD LT1-Gold Mist Metallic- seats 8.
Build Date- July 31, 2009-2nd day of Spring Hill 2010 production.
2013 Equinox 3.6L - 60,000
2010 Traverse 3.6L- 128,000
2003 Trailblazer 4.2L-180,000
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