2008 Buick Enclave Reviews and Owner Comments

2008 Buick Enclave owners review and rate their 2008 Buick Enclave.

2008 Buick Enclave (8 Reviews)
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My Enclave is a lemon. The engine is not reliable and sunroof leaks bought this SUV in 2012 with 83K miles now transmission is shuddering while rpms going over 2,000. Air conditioning system went out twice and have a blown head gasket spend couple bucks getting my car repaired it is not safe at all. I am not going to put my family in danger we will be getting rid of it and looking at Toyota for next car. GM should be shamed want reimburse since out of warranty now I'm stuck with the repair cost but not long at all until we go looking at another vehicle my family isn't getting killed in this lemon would never purchase a GM ever again.
I purchased a 2008 Buick Enclave in 2010. It was a buy back situation and was told that the reason for buy back was resolved and car was in perfect condition. Loved the car until I went on vacation and needed air conditioning. For the past 4 years I have had nothing but problems with my air conditioning. It has been in the shop more than 10 times trying to figure out why after 1 hour of driving the air conditioning quits! Several mechanics experienced the problem after driving it but were unable to diagnose and fix the problem. I am unable to take long trips in my car if air conditioning will be needed. I am extremely disappointed with the car and the dealership as they handed the car back to me without any resolution to the problem. I BOUGHT A LEMON AND THEY KNOW IT! (I must say I was treated very well by the dealership staff. Very polite.)
I love the look of this car! I have the only Blue/gold one in my city. I have had nothing but problems with this car!!!!! It stinks. I have had the water pump replaced, the steering rack twice, the front end part, the major leak and the transmission. All within the (barely) warranty!. This car had MAJOR problems
08 enclave , bought it new i've had nothing but problems with everything you can imagine . just hit 64k and babied this car and the transmission wave plat all need replacement $3400 Absolute BS! 6 yr car with only 64k easy driving mi
went from my dream car to biggest purchase mistake ever!!!!!
not to mention ruined 2 vacations due to having to cut them short for repairs
Everything that could go wrong with this vehicle has gone wrong...cost of repairs have been average.Warranty ended and so did things working properly.
Very disappointed with the value for cost of this vehicle.
Now we have to track down a very weird thumping/growl noise from the rear of this vehicle.
If it hadn't deprciated so much in past 4 years I would trade it in.
Vehicle rides, handles great. Very quiet at all speeds. We have had continuous problems since 17000 miles. Now have 31000 miles. Car is in shop for warranty repairs one or two times a month since September, 2008.

May 2012 update: Vehicle now has 75000 miles and still in the shop for warranty work every 30 to 60 days. Fortunately I bought GM Major Guard warranty or I could not afford the continual repairs.
This was my dream car for awhile. Now it's a nightmare since the factory warranty expired. Just today I drove thru the carwash and out of the no where water began leaking in steadily on the entire right side of my vehicle. Without a doubt I know something electric is going to be impacted. Water was coming out my speakers located on the front door and windshield area. 2 weeks prior to this, here in Virginia there was really heavy raining everday for about a week. I went to work and at the end of the day got into my car and it beeped all the way home due to a brake sensor warning (45 minute drive from DC). Next morning I took it to the Buick Service Repair and there was no light and no beeping. They checked the brakes, there were no problems and the brake fluid level was fine. The next day, my check engine light came on, scheduled an appointment then of course the day I was schduled to take it in the light was no longer appearing. I am starting to believe it was related to water leaking into my electrical system. I think a class action suit is warranted because there is no doubt GM is aware of this problem and refuses to do a recall.
Love everything about this car. Purchased in 2007 and have had continuous problems with air conditioning. I have it serviced (dye ran through lines, etc.) but they never find anything wrong. It does not cool!!! My opinion is that it's a design flaw, needs a larger compressor. I will be taking it for service in the next few days.