Used 2008 Buick Enclave Consumer Reviews

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Do not buy a 2008-2009 Enclave

mgaston, 09/24/2014
CX 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
42 of 47 people found this review helpful

Look at Consumer Reports for its ratings on quality as well but you will have nothing but expensive repairs for the early model years. GM knows this but fails to support their customer base. They wanted new customers and got them but we are now leavaing. In later model years it looks ike they have fixed some of the problems but I would not feel comfortable after this kind of hell. I have had (2) transmissions (I paid for one $3200), rack n pion steering ~$1600, power steering pump ~$1200, shocks and struts at 75K miles (too early)- ~$1K, several steering related componens~$500 all within six months ($7.5K). The vehicle is only worth $18K. Be very cautious.

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so far so good...

dpgull, 03/23/2013
CXL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
14 of 15 people found this review helpful

well dispite all the horror stories I read about a few major issues, I decided to take the plunge and buy a very well equipped 2008 CXL (everything but the folding mirrors, 110volt outlet and articulating headlights). It was a 1 owner car that was dealer maintained and I had access to all the service records. It seems the original owner had already addressed the steering (full replacement) and strut issue, and at 80,000 miles it runs tighter and quieter than the Mercedes M Class it replaced. Also I got an excellent price for the car well below book value. I did purchase a 3/36,000 extended warranty through my credit union which covers all major component, so if that wave plate goes... Update- I owned this car for 30 months, and put on 40,000 miles, besides normal maintenance the only 2 issues I had (throttle body and rear lift gate struts) were covered under recalls. The cost of ownership was incredibly good. I loved the car so much I bought a new 2015

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Trying to be loyal

manymiles, 12/28/2010
CXL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Come on GM, where is the quality? We have 48,000 miles on our Enclave. In the last four months we have replaced the rear HVAC unit, steering speed sensor, water pump, rewired the trailer harness (incorrect from factory), replaced a screw that was loose from the air box and rattling (very annoying), and now a tpms is faulty causing a low tire every morning! Trying hard to remain a GM fan but these problems are making it difficult. If we travel very far these days we always take our Acura, VERY DEPENDABLE!!!

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Great car but....

Jack, 04/24/2018
CXL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
12 of 13 people found this review helpful

My Buick had a very quiet comfortable ride. Lots of cargo space. Handled well in all conditions due to the all-wheel drive. My only complaint was the car started breaking down after 6 or 7 years. Lots of expensive repairs. Purchased new in 2008.

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119,000 miles in 5 years proves this is an excellent car

tinyelvis, 07/24/2012
CXL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
15 of 17 people found this review helpful

I have updated my Enclave in this forum since newly purchased in Aug 2007. It still rides great. Everything works as well as the day I bought it. Seats are showing minimal wear for the time/mileage. Paint still looks showroom new. Have I had issues? You bet. Have they been resolved? Yes, and not always the first time. Five times a year we head to our vacation home, tacking on 2800 per trip. I can drive the entire 16 hours straight thru...no back or neck or shoulder pain. We easily haul 6 people and all their stuff. Repairs paid by GM: Tranny at 65k; wheel hub assembly at 76k. Repairs paid by me: door hinge; 1 set of rotors; 2 sets of brake pads; Fluids. $1200 for engine gaskets at 116,500.

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