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After looking at a lot of 2010 vehicles, I ordered a Merlot/Titanium SLT-1 w/navi. Delivery expected in late January. To me, this was a no brainer. I live in FLA, so no hills for the I4 to conquer and 32 MPG for this kind of vehicle is awesome. I drove both the v6 and I4 versions and saw little reason for the 6. Other vehicle is a 2009 BMW 5 Series, so I can go drain gas with that when I get the urge. The Terrain will get me to work in style and comfort. The feature list is beyond comparison with other vehicles I drove and I am an extremely picky person when it comes to my vehicles. GM has a real winner here. Chose the Terrain over the Nox for the edgy looks that suit my style. Can't wait!
 

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Congratulations on your order!

Hopefully your experience will be better than mine. My SLT-2 has been sitting at the factory waiting for a truck since the 5th of November.
 

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That is unacceptable! The production wait is long enough as it is. Is that why there are none available....they're all waiting to be shipped?
 

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That is unacceptable! The production wait is long enough as it is. Is that why there are none available....they're all waiting to be shipped?
Well, no one seems to want to help me get this thing delivered. GM Canada won't return my calls anymore and my dealer won't contact his regional manager or anything. Very poor customer service. I think my dealership is still within the range where the vehicles are shipped by truck. I imagine most vehicles are shipped via rail.

If it's not delivered by the time I go on holidays in a little more than a week, GM can keep it and I will never set foot in a GM dealership ever again. I'm over mileage on my leased Sierra so I am essentially tossing quarters out the window every kilometer I drive.
 

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Wow, this would be really frustrating! I didn't realize I was lucky.

Mine was built on the 5th of November and arrived at the dealership in Ohio on the 10th.

I can't imagine why it is taking so long to get it transported. You would think that GM would want to get it to you so they can have your $.

Good luck! Hope it arrives soon.
 

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Hey TopRowSeat... our Terrains were built the same day!

My Terrain did arrive on the 1st of December and I picked it up yesterday afternoon. So just over three weeks to deliver.

But that ordeal is over now and I am able to enjoy my new vehicle. Very impressed with it.

I think I witnessed a bug this morning, though. I remote started it and when I got in, the camera screen lit up. When I put the key in the screen went out. Maybe you can try to replicate that same situation?
 

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Wow. looks like I have a long wait. I ordered an SLT2 Onyx Black yesterday. Based on all your dates, looks like I will be waiting until at least Feb 2010 before I see it.
 

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It looks like they can't keep any inventory on GMC dealer lots. I had to go 40 miles to see one as the 2 closer dealers never had one to even look at. Seems like all available are either base models with no options or loaded to the gills and 36K stickers!!
 

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I had the same problem. Ordering was the only way to get even close to what I wanted.

It took some imagination and bravery :) I had only ever seen the color in pictures and couldn't find a 4-cyl to drive before I ordered. I could find sixes to drive but the fours were all customer orders or gone before I could get to them. I trusted the reviewers who said that the differences between the two engines was minimal and went ahead with the 4.

So far I'm happy with my purchase. Don't think I would change a thing.
 

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I had no choice as well. Couldn't find anything in the whole State of Florida that was close to what I wanted. Navi and the I4 in Merlot was non-negotiable and there were none to be had.
 

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Terrain said:
I think I witnessed a bug this morning, though. I remote started it and when I got in, the camera screen lit up. When I put the key in the screen went out. Maybe you can try to replicate that same situation?
I think I remember seeing that too but I tested just now and the backup cam was not on at all when I remote started and then got in and turned the key. I wonder if it's a nighttime thing? I will pay attention again tonight and see if the cam comes on after dark.
 

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I think I remember seeing that too but I tested just now and the backup cam was not on at all when I remote started and then got in and turned the key. I wonder if it's a nighttime thing? I will pay attention again tonight and see if the cam comes on after dark.
I've only remote started mine at night and the backup cam always comes on. Goes out when you turn the accessories on. I think it was designed to do this.
 

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Great... thanks for the feedback! Seems like a strange feature, though...
 

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I had no choice as well. Couldn't find anything in the whole State of Florida that was close to what I wanted. Navi and the I4 in Merlot was non-negotiable and there were none to be had.
Looks like you and my wife have similar tastes. There were no Merlot Jewel Terrains within 600 miles. We ordered ours with Navi and the power liftgate. We didn't see the need for the V6 after test driving them back to back.
 

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Got a call last night from another dealer who I had talked to before ordering my Merlot/Titanium SLT-1. They've got a similarly equipped Carbon Black due in about 4-5 weeks before my order is due for delivery at the other dealer----decisions--decisions!! :eek:
 

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Hello Everyone..A Newbie Here........

I also ordered a Terrain..I am outside Orlando Florida..I special ordered cause I wanted OnynxBlack,with JetBlack Interior..I also was told late January..I bought a V6 cause we are trying to get back to NYS where there are alot of hills etc..I bought the Nav system..Sunroof..18inch wheels..I am excited and hope I wont be disappointed..I had a Rav4 Limited for 3 years and wanted to Upgrade alittle..A late Xmas present...Thanks
 

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I was also told by the Dealer that the Plant shuts down 2 weeks for the Holidays.....
 

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Got a build date from the dealer today---January 18. I hope I don't experience what Terrain did in waiting for his "finished" car to get to his dealership!!
 

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Islander said:
Got a build date from the dealer today---January 18. I hope I don't experience what Terrain did in waiting for his "finished" car to get to his dealership!!
Interesting, my order was placed with the factory on 11/19, dealer called last week and said the build date is also Jan 18.

KJ
 
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