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2008 Buick Enclave Consumer Reviews

4.4
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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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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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Overall a good car so far

by from Media PA on October 15, 2008

I've had an 09 CX for a month now and overall am pleased - excellent styling and good features which are extras on other cars. I looked at the sister cars - Outlook, Acadia, and Traverse, and the Encl...
I've had an 09 CX for a month now and overall am pleased - excellent styling and good features which are extras on other cars. I looked at the sister cars - Outlook, Acadia, and Traverse, and the Enclave is the best of the bunch in styling (plus the best warranty). The dash is great and the analog clock is a very nice touch. I would like it if the wood trim was a little darker (and real). Storage areas are plentify and of a useful size. This is a QUIET car!!! Essentially no road noise. The loudest thing in the car is the HVAC fan. Ride is pretty good. Seats are comfy except the head rests which point to far forward - you can not tilt them back. This is supposed to be a safety feature I believe, but I would give up a little safety for comfort. I have FWD and unforunately it exhibits a bit of torque steer under moderate or greater acceleration. I doubt the AWD does this. One thing I do not like is wind buffeting when the windows are open. You can adjust all 4 windows to lessen this, but it is still present and is irritating. All in all though, I would buy the car again (but in AWD).
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Very Satisfied

by from chicago, illinois on August 4, 2008

This car is excellent. It does everything I expected it to do. I looked at many many vehicles but selected this one and I'm glad I did. My wife loves the ride and room provided by this vehicle. A grea...
This car is excellent. It does everything I expected it to do. I looked at many many vehicles but selected this one and I'm glad I did. My wife loves the ride and room provided by this vehicle. A great choice for anyone looking for room, comfort and quality.
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enjoy the car

by from michigan on February 19, 2008

Several problems with passenger airbag and brake system/stability track. Service brake light repetively comes on when turning and stopping. Original service on this problem stated brake fluid was low....
Several problems with passenger airbag and brake system/stability track. Service brake light repetively comes on when turning and stopping. Original service on this problem stated brake fluid was low. Again having problems with this and car started shaking uncontrollably while driving expressway. This felt like a flat tire, but tires were fine. Passenger air bag sensor was replaced because the airbag did not always turn on w/ an adult in the seat.
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I am in love

by from Los Angeles on November 30, 2007

My car BMW X3 was in the shop because i got in an accident. I reluctantly rented this car because I have never seen it before or heard about it but i liked how it looked. i sat in it and i was blown a...
My car BMW X3 was in the shop because i got in an accident. I reluctantly rented this car because I have never seen it before or heard about it but i liked how it looked. i sat in it and i was blown away by the interior. Driving was like a dream very smooth. you ride really high so you can see everything. the mirrors are set perfectly (i hate the blind spots on most suv's). When i drove it to work on Monday all my co-workers were standing out front looking at it. in LA its all about the car and if a buick gets noticed where everybody else is driving bentley's and ferrari's then thats saying a lot. only problem was trying to figure out how to open the gas tank (you just push it and it pops open) and trying to figure out how to use the climate control in the front seats. OH YAH I am going to buy one in February... LOL
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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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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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Well thought out vehicle

by from Pittsburgh, Pa on August 31, 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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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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