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#430 of 492 Re: CXL-1 2011 [juicytx]
Dec 24, 2010 (3:56 am)
How do you like the sunroof over the 2d row seats? We have two kids that normally occupy the second row. Are you able to keep the 2d row seating area at a comfortable temperature? I have a moonroof in my car and normally pull the shade across it on really hot and/or cold days.
How do you like your Enclave over all? We've had a minivan for 10+ years and would like to move up to a more stylish ride, however, we're not sure we want to give up all the capacity for luggage, groceries and gear.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
#431 of 492 Re: CXL-1 2011 [jiml84]
Dec 24, 2010 (5:29 am)
We LOVE the sunroof, and our kids do too. My daughter does complain that the air vent isn't directly above her seat, making it take a bit longer to cool down in the summer time (the vent is forward of her seat a little). But she hasn't said a word about staying warm in the winter months.
As for capacity in the back, we have been very happy with the Enclave. We traded in a Cadillac Escalade (huge back end) for this and feel this has even more room than the Escalade did. How many kids do you have? We have two, and keep the 3rd row folded down most of the time, so there is tons of room (several suitcases, golden retriever, etc). When we have to transport a 3rd kid, we just flip one side up. Very easy.
Good luck and happy holidays!!
#432 of 492 Re: Firm Invoice Prices [glimo]
Jan 02, 2011 (1:44 pm)
Just to share my experience:
>Buick Enclave CXL1
1. Trailering System
Paid: $35952 + TTL + 36 months 0% APR
Not sure if it's a good price.
#433 of 492 Ordering an Enclave -- can you lease?
Jan 16, 2011 (6:21 am)
Considering ordering because of specific preferences (CX-L, no sunroof, black interior, Bose audio; also like Ice Blue Metallic color). Do dealers special order for leases or only for purchases? Assume all other things equal -- i.e., need same lease deal as I would get as if buying something on lot. My guess is I could get a better deal by getting something off the lot, but just wondering.
#434 of 492 Re: Ordering an Enclave -- can you lease? [tap24]
Jan 16, 2011 (10:33 am)
When I leased my '08 in June '07 the dealer did not have the car I wanted. I special ordered mine. It took 12 weeks (at that time) but it was the car I wanted...color and options. The price was the same...whether I bought it from his stock or special ordered it. I guess it depends on the dealer and what he has in stock, for how long he's had it, and how fast or slow business is. It's the old thing, shop around.
#435 of 492 My deal in St. Louis on 3/31
Apr 05, 2011 (9:01 am)
Bought a 2011 CXL-1 FWD, opal white. Sunroof, trailer package, and 19" wheels were the only options. MSRP was $42660. Paid $32300 + my 2004 Ford Explorer XLT (trade in value $6K)
#437 of 492 Warranty issues on new enclave
Apr 11, 2011 (1:39 pm)
We got taken big time!
Purchased a BRAND NEW enclave from Vicotor Buick in Corona, contract states the car is brand new.
I am being told by GM that the car does not have a full warranty WHAT? the dealer had the car for several months and so I loose those months of warranty it sat on the lot. Gm tells me the car was shown at a auto show, I'm suppose to take there word for it and loose out on my warranty.
By law they claim they can't give me my warranty back or extend for free even though I purchased at an authorized dealer NEW (ok-you can sell it for a dollar) that is legal. We have been taken big time. My first GM and I have never had so many issues with a car before, I need every bit of warranty I can get.
I will not keep the car now, this is going to cost me big time!
#438 of 492 Re: Warranty issues on new enclave [aaplsue]
Apr 11, 2011 (11:41 pm)
Wow! What a nightmare. Of course they are still lying out of their orifices when thay say that they can not extend the warranty - thay can give you whatever they feel like giving you in compensation. However, you probably would be better off getting rid of it before what warranty there is expires.
Car show vehicles take a severe beating to their doors, hoods, trunks, windows, seating and electrical systems via the tens of thousabnds of times people open the panels, use the windows and seat adjustments and sit in the seats. Some cars even have components replaced during the course of the show because the use in the shows is equavalent to what would happen to a car in 10 to 15 years of ownewrship. Anyone who has been at the auto show on the last day has seen handles missing or non-functioning, weather striping gone or damaged, seating surfaces visibly worn and so on.
Contacting GM directly may get you some satisfaction - this would make a good news story if properly presented in that the car is in no way a new car by any "man on the street" standards.
Best of luck
#439 of 492 Re: Warranty issues on new enclave [fawltytowers44]
Apr 12, 2011 (11:15 am)
GM will do nothing for us, it was difficult to get a call back, The authorized dealer is no longer in business. I happen to find out that my warranty expires months earlier while I was getting another recall done. GM tells me by phone conversation the car was a demo car so I do not get the full warranty. My purchase agreement states the car is NEW which I get full warranty. I paid new car sticker price. I will never buy a GM car again this is a horrible experience.