2008 Buick Enclave Long Term Road Test


2008 Buick Enclave: Sit Back and Relax

December 17, 2007

Photo by Caroline Pardilla

I loved having our 2008 Buick Enclave for the weekend. It was a weekend of holiday parties and long training runs and then general laziness and the Buick accommodated with its roominess and plushness, not requiring me to work hard for much of anything. I didn't have to worry about struggling with parking it since it has a back-up camera. I had no problems with getting in and around traffic as it was easy to handle... When I went running, I had that nifty hidden storage area in the cargo to hide my purse. And I LOVE that the trunk lid opens and closes with a press of the key fob button. Made loading food and presents for the parties soo much easier to deal with.

I was sad we didn't get the heated seats option and that its heater seemed to take awhile to warm up but nothing really to cry about.

With regard to its size, outside the SUV looks like any regular SUV but inside, it's huuuge. When I picked up my friend, she immediately looked toward the rear of the car and we both marveled at just how far away the third-row seat seemed to be. The picture above doesn't do it justice.

I already signed up to take the Mini up to Sacramento for the holidays (because I lovvve Minis and figured my folks would get a kick out of it) but now I'm wondering if I should opt for something that'll make my holidays less stressful instead. That is, of course, if someone else hasn't already signed up for the Enclave.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 6,706 miles

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