2008 Buick Enclave Long Term Road Test


2008 Buick Enclave: Hello, Enclave? Your DVD is Overdue

April 01, 2008

As I pulled into a Target parking spot, I thought I heard my cell phone ring. Just as I realized that it wasn't my ringtone, the ringing stopped and an automated message from a Blockbuster video store started to admonish me for not returning a DVD on time, warning me that if the movie wasn't returned by Monday, I would be charged full price.

Curious, I thought, because I don't rent movies from Blockbuster. Even curiouser because the message was not, in fact, coming through my own cell phone, but instead it was playing through the Buick Enclave's audio speakers...

A bit thrown, I calledRoad TestEditor Brian Moody.

"The Enclave is accepting its own phone calls," I complained.

"Yes," explained Brian. "That's the peril of having a phone number assigned to a vehicle through the OnStar system instead of using Bluetooth through your own cell phone.Someone who was desperate to keep a "Blades of Glory"DVD forever may have given your Enclave's number to Blockbuster, uh, accidentally."

Huh. The Enclave better pay its own late fees.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 14,706 miles

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