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2012 Buick Enclave - Consumer Opinions


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We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 16 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
I adore this vehicle!!
Source: Edmunds

...I traded in my 2004 Rainier and purchased my 2012 White Diamond AWD Premium Enclave a few days ago.
It was very hard trying to decide between the Enclave, the Acadia Denali and the Cadillac SRX.
After driving all three, the Enclave was the hands down winner.
It is roomy, elegant, smooth, quiet, and very luxurious.
It was a bit pricey - even more expensive than my 2003 Yukon Denali XL - but it is worth it. This vehicle is loaded with every amenity you can think of!...

Good start

..."Very happy with features for price. Captain's chairs in back row really terrific for multiple kids and the dogs. Plenty of room without feeling like I am driving a school bus. Great value."...

Buick has come a long way!!!!!
Source: Edmunds

...Really enjoy driving my new Buick SUV....... it is quick an nimble, very stylish and filled with great bells and whistles...

Love my Enclave

..."I really wanted a vehicle similar to this for quite some time.
Cross over style with third row seat. My husband and i test drove a few and this drives great.
It honestly feels like a car. many of the crossover we test drove just felt really rough.
plus it's beautiful. We were lucky enough to find a 2009 with excellent miles and a great package.
i have a sister that has a fully loaded expedition and my not as fully loaded Enclave has more and better quality!
I've only had it a few weeks so i pray it is as good to me as my small pre-family corolla was. So far though...

Hard on Gas

..."Beautiful car but not so good on gas if you are a soccer mother like myself and do a lot of driving."...

The Best
Source: CarGurus's the best SUV ever done. Its luxury and interior space are great,
i think its performance is great, and the quality is unimaginable the costs are so expensive, but it's a excellent relation between cost and luxury. very fun the driving the enclave...

Aging Enclave
Source: Edmunds

...We've had the car now for 4 years with less than 40,000 miles and have run into a few snags - all covered by warranty.
1. Both retractable mirrors stopped working. 2. Battery went dead warranty covered replacement.
3. The vehicle one day left me dead in a parking lot and would not jump start.
Both ONStar, & car phone wouldn't work but other electrical did.
It had to be towed to dealer they stated anti-theft system locked up and "only" dealer could reset.
This is a worry if I had been out camping in remote location. 4. GPS NAV system disk error - had to replace entire...

Quiet, Comfortable, and Fuel Efficient

..."We are really enjoying our Enclave. It is extremely roomy inside, being the equal to our Tahoe, but driving more "car Like".
It has more power than I had expected and is fine for city or highway driving.
My wife is the one who drives it 90% of the time and she loves it.
She does 80% city and 20% hwy driving and is getting 21mpg. Fit and finish are excellent and we are very happy with the car at this point.(2200 miles)G"...

Nice, reliable, but with some issues

..."The Enclave is a nice car for road trips and driving around town.
Well built with a nice interior, but not real luxury and with a few weird things.
For $48k, it didn't have a compass in the dash! The
tild wheel doesn't tilt up far enough to see the guages
(if you are tall) and the A-pillars are so big that
they create such a blind spot that you have to physically move your body in the driver's seat to see around them.It's a nice vehicles with some weird attributes!"...

Stay away from the 2008 Enclave,Traverse,Acadia
Source: Edmunds

...In '08 models of the GM vehicles sharing the "Lambda" platform including Enclave, Traverse and Acadia, GM built the V-6 using a defective timing chain.
These chains are prone to stretching which throws a trouble code 1st or causes major engine damage.
GM/Buick's solution is to re-program the on-board oil life monitor to advise owners to change oil more frequently which will not fix anything.
If the vehicle is still under warranty when the chains stretch, they will be replaced with completely different part numbers.
If not under warranty you are screwed for about a $4-$5K...

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