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Purchased a 2008 Buick Enclave brand new. I love the body style, the interior size and ride of the car. Unfortunately my 2008 Enclave has been a problem very early on and continues to get worse. Before I even hit 30,000 miles I had 2 - rack and pinion replacements, AC condenser replaced, AC filter front and year replaced and transmission repair. I also had minor replacements for defective parts, the buttons on the radio and AC front had the black rub off - 4 TIMES! The channels on the outside roof of the vehicle had a 1/2 inch channel cover become unglued on both sides. Come to find out Buick uses double stick tape to hold these in place (I am sure many other car manufacturers do this). I find it appalling a $35,000 car has pieces stuck together with double stick tape. The seat belt rubbed on plastic covering where the belt retracts into the door jam and cut a groove into the plastic cover. twice the year passenger side window motor needed replacement. Now at 70,000 miles and 5 years later I am out of warranty. I have replaced the 2 front struts and mounts, the AC had to be repaired again, the battery had to be replaced. NOW the timing belt seems to need replacement and it may cost $800 or $2400 depending on what is going on inside and those cost are the 40% "Sharing" of expenses that GM is supporting. Thank god I had a recall notice on the water pump that was just replaced or that would have been another $500 out of my pocket. Very sad that a car with 70,000 miles and is not really driven excessively (14,000 miles a year) has this many issues. I will no longer be looking at anything made by GM for future consideration. Sad because I want to buy American and I like the look of the cars.Report it
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