2008 Buick Enclave
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Soccer mom Sexy ....

by from Leesburg, GA on February 3, 2012

I wanted the buick because I am a YOUNG mother of 3 growing boys. I needed a car that was reliable, functional & most importantly NOT A MINIVAN! The Enclave had the best 3rd row leg room than any othe...
I wanted the buick because I am a YOUNG mother of 3 growing boys. I needed a car that was reliable, functional & most importantly NOT A MINIVAN! The Enclave had the best 3rd row leg room than any other crossover or SUV my husband & I looked at (I got in the back of all of them personally-if it was uncomfortable to me it would be for my boys) it also had the best trunk space even with the 3rd row up. It handles very dainty & easy for a lady & to me it stills says "although I'm a married mom I have style & sexiness!" I would highly recommend it. Price wise you will pay for the top name of a Buick, but its worth it I bought mine used, so I got the luxury without the high price tag. The body style & interior doesn't change much with increasing years we looked in all but a 2009. I hope my review helps...oh my husband doesn't mind driving it either until I put the dancing flower on the dash! LOL
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Problems

by from New JErsey on July 29, 2015

I bought this car with 76,000 miles and a 100,000 mile extended warranty, with in 2 weeks had to replace the timing chain, with in 2 months the transmission started acting up once in a while but they ...
I bought this car with 76,000 miles and a 100,000 mile extended warranty, with in 2 weeks had to replace the timing chain, with in 2 months the transmission started acting up once in a while but they say they fixed it. After going over the 120,000 mileage we received a letter about the transmission but had to pay the $3,000.00 even with the extended warranty to fix it. Now the power steering pump & bracket need replacing another $2,000.00 Car rides very nice but would NEVER buy another Buick. Can't wait to replace this with another Ford Expedition that i drove since 1997 and loved those cars went through 2 last one lasting over 300,000 miles. No i really wouldn't want to have a Buick as their slogo says!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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my 2008 enclave expierence

by from on December 18, 2013

I have owned a Buick for 35 years, now have a 2008 enclave, and have replaced all power steering parts, pumps replaced 3 and now needs number 4, general Motors could care less, rude, however, did pay ...
I have owned a Buick for 35 years, now have a 2008 enclave, and have replaced all power steering parts, pumps replaced 3 and now needs number 4, general Motors could care less, rude, however, did pay to replace the water pump which also failed after only 40,000 miles, so the 2008 is a piece of replaced parts, and no change in sight, rack & pinion steering, gone, had to replaced, struts, had to replace so do not buy a 2008 enclave replace. so DO NOT BUY A 2008 ENCLAVE,
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Does not recommend this car

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Buick is Back

by from mbrochujr on May 31, 2007

Great vechical I have had a Yukon XL, an Armada, and a Honda Van. My wife wanted to got back to an SUV this is a great compromise. The Yukon was great but long, and the Nissan Armada was a lemon. Sinc...
Great vechical I have had a Yukon XL, an Armada, and a Honda Van. My wife wanted to got back to an SUV this is a great compromise. The Yukon was great but long, and the Nissan Armada was a lemon. Since I no longer tow big trailers the Enclave was perfect.
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Does recommend this car!!

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We shopped around, we chose Enclave

by from Lynnwood, WA on August 6, 2007

My wife chose this car, she is 34, and she is picky. We have a Lexus LS 430 and a Chevy Suburban. We were looking at an RX 400 hybrid and the Toyota Sienna to replace the Suburban. We really trust Toy...
My wife chose this car, she is 34, and she is picky. We have a Lexus LS 430 and a Chevy Suburban. We were looking at an RX 400 hybrid and the Toyota Sienna to replace the Suburban. We really trust Toyota to build great cars. This was a hard decision for us. The Buick was great for us. The third row seating was probably the decision point for me. I am rather tall and when I got in the third row - I was sold. It was easy to get in and comfortable to ride around. I miss some of Toyota's attention to detail in the third row. It looked and felt a little cheap. My wife wanted a power fold down for the third row, she is short and is always hauling something odd shaped for the kids. Power and drivablility were spot on. I am not a drag racer so I didn't notice anything. It is just very smooth. I liked the back up camera. The drivers instruments are well placed and easy to read. So far, no complaints about quality or finish. It is just beautiful. Wow, I can't believe this is an American car. It is so quiet. It is just like my Lexus. Overall, this car is a winner. If you don't believe me, take a test drive, I rode in the third row - it sold me. Nice job, GM!
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Love my Enclave

by from Round Rock, TX on June 20, 2008

I have had Toyota's for years and had considered a Highlander but my Enclave has made a Buick lover out of me. It is a wonderful automobile with really neat options. The lumbar seats are wonderful and...
I have had Toyota's for years and had considered a Highlander but my Enclave has made a Buick lover out of me. It is a wonderful automobile with really neat options. The lumbar seats are wonderful and the headlights that turn the corner before the car is really a nice feature. The backup feature is very helpful. I am so glad I bought my Enclave.
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Gorgeous Crossover

by from Corona, CA on August 4, 2007

Great ride! This vehicle has all that my family and I needed. The only down fall, so far is that if you are driving to conserve fuel, that the electronics hesitates when you need the extra power. If y...
Great ride! This vehicle has all that my family and I needed. The only down fall, so far is that if you are driving to conserve fuel, that the electronics hesitates when you need the extra power. If you want the power start off with the heavy foot and you won't be disappointed. My wife absolutely loves this car, has enough room for everyone and still gets descent gas mileage for a large vehicle. Would of like bluetooth, but on-star and a verizon plan work fine. Best decision I've made in buying a SUV, and I never would of thought I would have bought a Buick. Worth every dollar, GM should start making plans to reinvest in their lambdas, so they can stay competitive.
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Well thought out vehicle

by from Pittsburgh, Pa on September 1, 2007

We really love our AWD CXL. Both the utility and styling of this vehicle brought us to the dealership. The fit and finish were the final details that won us over. The interior is well laid out and th...
We really love our AWD CXL. Both the utility and styling of this vehicle brought us to the dealership. The fit and finish were the final details that won us over. The interior is well laid out and the leather seats are very comfortable. The quality of materials is a dramatic improvement for GM and is at least on par with the imports. The convenience and comfort of the third row seat is unmatched by the competition. I was indifferent about the backup camera but after getting in and out of some tight parking spaces, I consider it a must have item. The road manners for this vehicle are above average considering it's size and weight. We have the 19 inch wheels which probably help the handling characteristics. Thus far we have averaged 19 mpg in mixed driving. This is about what we expected with the AWD option. The engine provides adequate acceleration but a few more horsepower is always appreciated. Overall, this is a great vehicle.
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Does recommend this car!!

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transmission is horrible

by from on September 22, 2015

The transmission in my 2008 enclave is going out and rumbling. It started at around 125,000 miles. I have read others posts about the transmission as well. I will never buy another buick, vehicles sho...
The transmission in my 2008 enclave is going out and rumbling. It started at around 125,000 miles. I have read others posts about the transmission as well. I will never buy another buick, vehicles should last AT LEAST 200,000 miles in this day and age without a major transmission or engine problem.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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buick has done it right

by from rural iowa on September 14, 2007

this is a great vehicle. i previously had a gmc acadia which i really liked (and drove 14000 miles in 5 months ] but this rides better and is quieter. i have friends wanting to buy one but demand is s...
this is a great vehicle. i previously had a gmc acadia which i really liked (and drove 14000 miles in 5 months ] but this rides better and is quieter. i have friends wanting to buy one but demand is so great they cant find what they want. gm has a winner here.
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