Although I have only owned the Buick for one year, it has been a year of trouble free operation. Two oil changes and 13,000 miles later (first at 3,000, second at 13,000), and that is all the service has been - less than $100.
The oil sensor is a nice touch, you only get oil changes when the car tells you it is time too based on driving conditions. It is very comfortable and the whole family likes its features as mentioned below. The teething problems the people in 2008 seems to have benefited the later model years with additional features such as GPS with traffic navigation, more horsepower with the same gas mileage, and overall just a better car with imrproved transmission performance.
The family likes the audio/video capabilities that come with the car such as the Panasonic video system, bluetooth and OnStar phone calls with built-in directory listing, and GPS navigation with XM traffic.
All of these features have proved their worth over the past year.
For example, had a three hour drive to a wedding soon after purchasing the car.
Relatives left our home 30 minutes before we did.
GPS/XM traffic warned us of impending 20 mph traffic and detoured us off the highway onto a state route where we by passed the construction and beat those relatives by 15 minutes!
We saved 45 minutes driving on that trip.
We have learned to trust the navigation system.
A very good car.
Although better fuel economy would be nice, it is pretty good for a car this size and a hybrid on this platfrom (I think it is callled Lambada by GM) is not really possible as engineers have told me that there is not enough room to do one in the current design.
Since the car weighs 5000 lbs, not really reliatistic to get better transmission performance better with all that weight and a big V6 moving it around, although that would be nice.
Overall a very good car.
Auto trans has a hard shift from 1st to 2nd and or 2nd to 3rd. This occurs most of the time. I expected the shift to be smooth all the time, especially in a vehicle the cost of an Enclave. This problem is anoying to me. Otherwise I like the car. Dealer CSR said its nornal for that vehicle. I thought the shifting would improve over time with more milage,but its still the same. After 70 years plus of making auto trans you would think GM could get it right. Would not buy another Enclave due to this problem.
2010 Buick Enclave CXL1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
My wife wanted out of her Odyssey minivan so we started looking at crossovers. The Enclave has more features than most other crossovers at a great price. The ride is smooth and comfortable. All of the controls are easy to use and intuitive. Sliding second row seats are a nice touch and allow easy access for our 3 kids and friends. GPS takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy to use. Gas mileage is poor, but we knew that going in. Overall, not as much storage room with 3rd row up as the minivan, but my wife is much happier, so I'm happier. Very pleased with this purchase.
Exterior styling; interior layout. OnStar is great.
Have memory seats synched with key fob so seats move when you unlock doors.