2009 Buick Enclave
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Not made to last

by from Orange County, CA on March 6, 2013

I have really loved my 2009 Buick Enclave for the past 3 years. However, once we had the car for 3 years, it started having problems. I've been in the repair shop about every 3 months. Everything from...
I have really loved my 2009 Buick Enclave for the past 3 years. However, once we had the car for 3 years, it started having problems. I've been in the repair shop about every 3 months. Everything from blinker problems, hydraulic lift on back door, oil pan leak, light controls in the interior sunk into the dashboard, and front lamp fell in as well. Plus more. Fortunately most has been covered under warranty. But, come on! It's ridiculous. I don't have time to go and leave my car for a few days every 3 months. I just had my car in 2 weeks ago for maitenance and some repairs. It was there for 4 days while we waited for a part. and NOW my MALFUNCTION INDICATOR Lamp is on! UGH! It's one thing after another. Very frustrating. I only drive about 12,000 miles a year too. I bought the car straight out - all cash. I should have leased it because, clearly it was not meant to last more than 3 years. We wanted to buy American, but look what we got! I will NOT buy a Buick again. I've had it. I'm sticking with Toyota or Honda for my next car purchase.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Frustrating reliability

by from South Jersey on February 8, 2009

I drive over 35,000 miles a year and chose Enclave in 2008 for its comfort, excellent cargo room and quiet interior. It is all of that after the first 40,000 miles but, now has developed a frustrating...
I drive over 35,000 miles a year and chose Enclave in 2008 for its comfort, excellent cargo room and quiet interior. It is all of that after the first 40,000 miles but, now has developed a frustrating problem with the fuel intake, and is in the shop for the last 2 weeks waiting on parts and now and entirely new cylinder head. Parts are never easy to find for some reason. I have been assigned a GM case worker and may be using a lemon laywer soon. I certainly violated The rule of NEVER buying a vehicle in its first year of production!!
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Does not recommend this car

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I Miss My Enclave!

by from Chester, NJ on April 11, 2012

We had the Enclave for 3 years and put close to 70,000 miles on it in that short time. Multiple trips from NJ to Florida packed with wife, kids and Grandma. It was also our main family car, as the kid...
We had the Enclave for 3 years and put close to 70,000 miles on it in that short time. Multiple trips from NJ to Florida packed with wife, kids and Grandma. It was also our main family car, as the kids always demanded to take this car. We also used the trailer hitch A LOT to pull around a 4,500 lbs, 18ft, enclosed trailer and never had an issue - which was very impressive. We had to sell because we we now have a larger heavier trailer and needed a higher capacity tow vehicle.
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very classy car

by from massachusetts on December 28, 2011

The car drives smooth and has a lot of power. Luxury and style inside and out. Very happy with this purchase. Dual moonroofs for passenger enjoyment. The kids love the dvd entertainment package. Capta...
The car drives smooth and has a lot of power. Luxury and style inside and out. Very happy with this purchase. Dual moonroofs for passenger enjoyment. The kids love the dvd entertainment package. Captains chairs for easy access to the third row. Two tone leather interior. XM radio is a lot of fun. Only disappointing feature is the lack of carseat hooks in the third row.
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Does recommend this car

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Love my Enclave

by from tx on January 16, 2012

I really wanted a vehicle similar to this for quite some time. Cross over style with third row seat. My husband and i test drove a few and this drives great. It honestly feels like a car. many of the ...
I really wanted a vehicle similar to this for quite some time. Cross over style with third row seat. My husband and i test drove a few and this drives great. It honestly feels like a car. many of the crossover we test drove just felt really rough. plus it's beautiful. We were lucky enough to find a 2009 with excellent miles and a great package. i have a sister that has a fully loaded expedition and my not as fully loaded Enclave has more and better quality! I've only had it a few weeks so i pray it is as good to me as my small pre-family corolla was. So far though its great. LOVE MY ENCLAVE!!!
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Does recommend this car

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Best mid sized vahicle

by from Austin,TX on March 7, 2010

I have drive all the imports and this is far better ride, more power more options better looking more room, why look at anything else, I own a Escalade and love that, now the 08 Buick mainly for the w...
I have drive all the imports and this is far better ride, more power more options better looking more room, why look at anything else, I own a Escalade and love that, now the 08 Buick mainly for the wife, now 56k trouble free miles gas mileage decent, 16 city 23 Hwy only slightly less than the sticker said, and thats with the Air on and 75 mph. rides grear very quiet and great quality never a mechanical problem only visits to the dealer are maintence like Tires Brakes and oil changes. Great job GM
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World Class Auto

by from Auburn NH on November 25, 2009

Excellent vehicle tight fit and finish quality materials, elegant and luxurious interior. Definitely moving in the right direction, could use about 40 more horses under the hood
Excellent vehicle tight fit and finish quality materials, elegant and luxurious interior. Definitely moving in the right direction, could use about 40 more horses under the hood
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Unexpected problems

by from Houston, Texas on September 9, 2008

while I live with the Air Condition, rear wiper and real lift controls, I was not expecting Maintance problems with the Air Condition. twice it has failed. Buick is currently in the dealership for an ...
while I live with the Air Condition, rear wiper and real lift controls, I was not expecting Maintance problems with the Air Condition. twice it has failed. Buick is currently in the dealership for an Oil leak (rear Main) they have had to remove the engine already at 14, 000. miles. Look to other than GM.
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Most quiet car I drove

by from Nashville on November 23, 2009

It's much quiet than Honda Pilot, Acura MDX. ANd much comfortable than Pilot, MDX and XC90. After test drive a lot, finally I choice Enclave.
It's much quiet than Honda Pilot, Acura MDX. ANd much comfortable than Pilot, MDX and XC90. After test drive a lot, finally I choice Enclave.
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Great SUV for hi school and retirement

by from Sugar Land, TX on May 1, 2011

Almost got through high school w/out a van or suv ... then our child joined the school dance team with the ensuing car pool for a ton of practices and performances. The seats are fairly comfortable th...
Almost got through high school w/out a van or suv ... then our child joined the school dance team with the ensuing car pool for a ton of practices and performances. The seats are fairly comfortable though wide (no side support) and the head rest pushes your head downward at an odd angle. I use the inflatable lumbar bladder to change it to a more comfortable position. Interior is nice. Middle bucket seats conveniently and easily slide forward for 3rd seat access. Love that the middle bucket seats and their console, along with the third row split seat all fold flat for a HUGE cargo area ... when needed. The driving position is good though the pedals could be moved for improved foot/leg comfort (i'm 5'4"). Also like the hands free phone, nav system, and rear view camera.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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