Last post on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:40 AM
You are in the Buick Enclave
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Buick Enclave, SUV
#17 of 26 Re: Enclave vs Imports [natalulu]
Feb 09, 2008 (6:42 am)
Read the half dozen or so nearly identical posts of theirs in various Enclave topics and you will know the answer. I think the major reason is a water leak.
#18 of 26 Re: Enclave vs Imports [natalulu]
Feb 09, 2008 (2:12 pm)
Water leak. It will go in for service for the 4th time on Monday. Rusting inside from it. Molding, etc.
also check engine light has come on 3 times.
Other then that, it seems like a nice car. But, if I had a chance to do it all over again, I would not buy it at this time.
#20 of 26 Re: Enclave vs Imports [zman3]
Feb 11, 2008 (12:33 pm)
A few owners with a water leak isn't representative of this car. Ours is dry as a desert.
We traded a Toyota Sequoia for the Enclave and consider it to be a major upgrade. We were less than impressed with Toyota's "reliability". Heck, my VW Touareg is/was HEADS AND SHOULDER above the Toyota on reliability.
#21 of 26 Re: Enclave vs Imports [mickicd]
Feb 21, 2008 (11:36 am)
I looked at them all and browsed through all the magazines, I finally bought the Enclave over the Lexus, BMW, and many more that were on my list. Did I make a wise choice? Drum roll please.....NO!
Do you think after the problems are solved and you have several thousand worry free miles you'll think you made a good decission?
#22 of 26 Re: Enclave vs Imports [tencjedd]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:04 pm)
There have been more then a few owners with the leak problem.
#23 of 26 Re: Enclave vs Imports [albook]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:05 pm)
Perhaps and I will let everyone know the outcome.
#24 of 26 Enclave a good buy?
Dec 30, 2008 (8:36 pm)
I recently totaled my beloved Envoy. Have narowed down to Buick Enclave, Audi Q7 and Cadillac Escalade. I am dissapointed that all 3rd row seats are essentially for children except for the Enclave which has more 3rd row room than any SUV we have looked at.
When test driving the Enclave on a very windy day, we noticed it was difficult to hold the Enclave on the road. Anyone noticed this on an 09?
Also, has Buick corrected the water leak issue that I have been reading about on the 09's?
Thanks. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#25 of 26 Re: Enclave vs Imports [tencjedd]
Feb 01, 2009 (9:16 pm)
We also traded a Toyota Sequoia for an Enclave. It was our first Toyota, which we bought expecting the exceptional reliabilty that Toyota is known for, only to be disappointed by the vehicle and the dealers' service depts. The jury is still out in our 2008 Enclave's reliabilty. So far it has been fine, with zero problems. We like the Enclave. It is very comfortable and holds the road exceptionally well in snow etc. AWD is far better than 4WD for most driving conditions in my opinion, with the exception of off-roading.The fuel economy is not quite as good as I expected but it's still about 30% better than the Seqouia. We went Toyota expecting trouble free reliability, but that was not our experience. The truck developed several different electronic problems over the 7 yrs we had it; one of these problems cost $2,200 to repair. So, maybe people should not believe all they hear about Toyota reliability - it may not be all it's cracked up to be.
#26 of 26 Re: Enclave a good buy? [nurse73]
Feb 20, 2009 (11:40 am)
at 6400 lb. how windy is it on your roads?