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2008 Buick Enclave SUV

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The Most Awesome Vehicle We Have Ever Owned!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By bob_w
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CXL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We bought our Enclave in August of 2007. We have had only 1 problem. The GPS unit just did stop working. Other than that it has been extremely reliable. It rides like a dream and is very versatile.
We keep a car for a long while, therefore we spend a lot of time in selection. We drove all vehicles in this class before making our decision. My wife just knew that she wanted the Volvo before we started. 13 vehicle test drives later we are picking the options and color of our new Enclave.
If I had to replace it today, I would probably get it again!


Best Features

It is a true 7 passenger vehicle. That would be comfort for all 7! The problem is that whenever we go somewhere we always have to drive because everyone loves the Enclave! We love the amount of room for luggage and vacation purchases. The ride and low noise level make it the perfect vehicle for a trip or just riding around town. The style is the same now as it was when we bought ours. So some people think that we have a new vehicle! But the classy look did attract us to this vehicle right away. And we still like the "look"!


Worst Features

The only thing that might be nice would be arm rests on the front seats. Other than that I can't think of any.


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Trying to be loyal
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By manymiles
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CXL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Come on GM, where is the quality?
We have 48,000 miles on our Enclave.
In the last four months we have replaced the rear HVAC unit, steering speed sensor, water pump, rewired the trailer harness (incorrect from factory), replaced a screw that was loose from the air box and rattling (very annoying), and now a tpms is faulty causing a low tire every morning!
Trying hard to remain a GM fan but these problems are making it difficult.
If we travel very far these days we always take our Acura, VERY DEPENDABLE!!!


Best Features

Love the looks, soft ride and remote start!


Worst Features

Quality, quality, quality! For this price range should have a much nicer stereo system. Buttons and switches are typical GM, cheap! Would also be nice to stop the liftgate at 3/4.


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GM Quality gone?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By creeker00
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CXL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Switched over from Dodge/Jeep to GM in purchasing the 08' Enclave and what a mistake that was.
Guess next time I will go with a Ford, as GM and Dodge have obviously went way downhill.


Car rides better than any I've driven.
Seat comfort and features such as dual climate control, heated seats, etc. are great.
But, with under 50,000 miles on the vehicle the control buttons have lost their paint, the leather seats are terribly worn just from normal use, the rear climate control has had to be replaced due to non-functioning and is acted up again.
Also, the transmission had to be completely replaced after 40,000 miles and the rack and pinion had to be replaced.
Poor, Poor quality for $37K.


Best Features

Dual climate control system.


Worst Features

Drive train reliability, overall build quality. For a $37K vehicle I expect a $37K vehicle, not a $27K vehicle...


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For Fair Weather only!
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By EAS
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CX 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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If you live in an area that has rain and/or snow - please reconsider purchasing a 2008 Enclave. This car is terrible on wet roads. All else seems to be fairly good; no other issues.


Best Features

Good looking vehicle.


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By wilson
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2008 Buick Enclave SUV CXL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I really regret purchasing my Buick Enclave. This is the first time I have purchased a Buick and it will be the last! Had to have transmission fixed. It took 3 weeks. Now having the same problem. When driving the car suddenly downshifts and I go from 65mph to 45mph and can not do anything about it. The last time I lost all power steering. Very dangerous when it happens on the highway. My car is at the dealership right now and I do not want it back!


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