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Warranty runs out and the expensive repairs begin!
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By Jim O'Neill
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2011 Buick Enclave SUV CXL2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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After eight years the car only has 56,000 miles and in the four years since the warranty expired we have put more than $7,500 into keeping it running safely. No sooner had the four-year warranty expired than we experienced our fist ridiculous repair cost...several hundred to replace a burned out tail light...two more since plus a headlight [$1,500+ total]. Replaced all four Michelin tires TWICE [no one can tell us why they wear out so quickly on this vehicle, but I typically get 70K-80K out of one set of Michelins...$2,000]. Replaced the battery TWICE. And because it is located under one of the rear passenger seats it requires completely extricating the seat from the car and takes more than an hour for a professional to do it...and the replacement battery itself is $200 because, according to the mechanic, it is a "Mercedes battery." Add the hour of labor and it is more than $300 each time...for a battery! [X2 = $600+]. Replaced an alternator [$650 plus three hours labor = $1,000]. Replaced the entire brake assembly [$1,100 plus four hours of labor = $1600]. The "check engine" light has come on four times and every time costs hundreds of dollars to diagnose without ever finding a problem [$1,600+]. The last dealership we took it to sympathized and admitted that Buick "had some quality problems with the Enclaves built between 2008 and 2012...really?! No kidding!


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By Greg
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2011 Buick Enclave SUV CXL1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Nothing but engine problems will not buy another Buick again


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Many great road trips in this SUV
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By Angel
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2011 Buick Enclave SUV CXL1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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My kids grew up in this car. Very comfortable on all of the road trips we took from 2011 thru 2017. Time to sell it now. We drove the entire Northeast of America. Bucket seats, entertainment system and roominess helped u keep the peace on the long trips. My wife loved it so much that she replaced it with another Buick (Envision).


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Big reliable
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By Jack Barber
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2011 Buick Enclave SUV CXL2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Very reliable. Not real nimble. Good value.


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When better cars are built, Buick will build them
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Gary Stroup
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2011 Buick Enclave SUV CXL1 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Buick continues to build cars with comfort, safety, and quality!


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