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Do not buy a 2008-2009 Enclave
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By mgaston
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CX 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Look at Consumer Reports for its ratings on quality as well but you will have nothing but expensive repairs for the early model years. GM knows this but fails to support their customer base. They wanted new customers and got them but we are now leavaing. In later model years it looks ike they have fixed some of the problems but I would not feel comfortable after this kind of hell. I have had (2) transmissions (I paid for one $3200), rack n pion steering ~$1600, power steering pump ~$1200, shocks and struts at 75K miles (too early)- ~$1K, several steering related componens~$500 all within six months ($7.5K). The vehicle is only worth $18K. Be very cautious.


Best Features

Looks fantastic, rides nice and quiet, seats 7 for families.


Worst Features

Quality.


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Never Buy GM Again
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mgarner1234
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CXL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought this 2008 Enclave less than a month ago. Brought it in for a slight humming noise at low speed. After "evaluation" they wanted over $2000.00 to "fix" everything. Owned a Toyota that had over 216000 miles and never had to put $2000 in to "fix" it. The Buick has less than 60000 miles. Called and spoke to the service manager at McKinney Buick as they wanted 50% more than a standard repair shop and they will not budge on their over priced repairs. Then they wanted us to pay for a loaner car for the week it took them to diagnose the problems. Any other shop could diagnose and fix in 1-2 days. I have always owned Toyota's and know I remember why. If you value $$$ stay away from GM/Buick.


Best Features

3rd Row


Worst Features

Quality and design are lacking when it comes to any Japanese designed car.


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$ 48,000.00 Mistake
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By jasongr
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CXL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We purchased our 2008 Buick Enclave in late 2007. It was My wife's dream vehicle until the problems began i.e. Sunroof leaking,trans slipping,rattlle in rear drivers side,liftgate opens on it's own,service airbags light on twice, traction contol light on twice, reduced power on the highway three times,steering wheel rubbing noise,service stability light on,left front stabilizer is loose,air conditioning has been serviced twice for leaking and noise,front shocks replaced,brake rubbing noise,power steering pump leaking,front timing cover gasket leaking,right rear door weather stripping coming loose,noise while driving 50-60 mph on highway.washer heater causes fires, Don't buy this vehicle!


Best Features

Drive's like a caddy. Comfortable, large enough for the whole family, Good gas mileage, when it is not in the shop for repair's or sitting in our driveway with a bad transmission.


Worst Features

Do Not buy a first year production model vehicle from Buick, Ever!


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Don't Walk Away... RUN
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By dblanchf
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CXL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought this vehicle brand new in 2008. Thank God it came with a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty because we used it. Tires wore quickly even with Michellins and averaged about $1300.00 to replace. Brakes and rotors needed to be replaced and that was just under $1000. I thought that was outrageous until I've heard of people paying more than that for brakes! To top it all off, transmission failed on the freeway at 73,000 going up north with NO warning. Luckily it was covered by warranty, but even the technician said to get rid of it as soon as the warranty expires. I am a believer in the saying "you get what you pay for." Not with this car. Save yourself the hassle, stress, and money.


Best Features

Comfortable ride, cargo space, safety.


Worst Features

Discontinue it and start over...


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2008 enclave worth a sac of potatos
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By 100334665
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CXL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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My husband bought this car for far more than it is worth, the sunroof leaks water directly into the fuse box which corrodes the relays causing the gages and all the electrical system to shut down. On a 200 mile trip smoke was coming out from the interior and smelled like burnt wires. Took it to the dealership several times only to have them say it is not covered by the warranty or that they cant find a problem. Now at 74000+ miles the transmission has given out. Thank God for the extended warranty. Service engine light comes on and off as it pleases. Had it serviced and the Service Stabilitrak and the Traction Control lights came on. Not worth the money being spent. Save yourself the stress


Best Features

This vehicle is visually appealing very nicely designed but not worth the money and stress. Vehicle doesn't drive on looks and the engine,wiring and the transmission were all poorly engineered.


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