2008 Buick Enclave Long Term Road Test


2008 Buick Enclave: It Frightens and Confuses Me

June 03, 2008

But I'm just an unfrozen caveman autojournalist! -- Photo illustration by James Riswick

As I comfortably drove into work this morning listening to a Podcast of our own Karl Brauer on the Adam Carolla Show, the phone started ringing.

"What the hell is going on?" I asked to myself, knowing full well that I had never paired my Bluetooth phone to the Enclave and that the Enclave doesn't even have Bluetooth to begin with. Then I remembered and looked toward the OnStar controls on the mirror...

Having never used the OnStar phone feature before, I gingerly pressed the phone-looking button. For some reason, I didn't say hello or anything, as if I was an unfrozen caveman frightened and confused by the ringy thing.

Luckily, there was no need to say anything as it was a robocall from Blockbuster informing our Buick Enclave that it had a movie overdue. I couldn't understand what the title was, but I'm guessing it was some sort of soft-core erotic car thriller -- I've always had a feeling the Enclave had a saucy side. Actually, Kelly Toepke also received a phantom Blockbuster call in the Enclave and Brian Moody's hypothesis is someone gave Blockbuster the wrong phone number -- the phone number that just so happens to be our Buick's OnStar. Or something like that.

I don't really understand how any of this OnStar phone stuff works nor how it's in any way superior to Bluetooth. But then again, I'm just an unfrozen caveman autojournalist, such things frighten and confuse me.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 19,190 miles

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