Good fuel economy for such a large car with good reliablity
By Anonymous on
2010 Buick Enclave CXL2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
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.