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  1. Domestic Parts Content

    Buick Enclave
    We all want the highest wage at work and the lowest prices at the market. That equation has made us a service economy with more and more manufacturing moving away. It is a natural process that is mostly unavoidable. Other American institutions will be changing or disappearing as well. Take the...
  2. Stopped on the street

    Buick Enclave
    Some cars look good in white, others not. I have always liked GM's white diamond and other "pearl" colors. I was never willing to pay for it in the past. In reality, I picked the color because that was what the dealer had coming in on the next truck!
  3. Domestic Parts Content

    Buick Enclave
    Canuck, I think you are getting offended mistakenly. I don't have a problem with free trade, not with Canada nor anyone else for that matter. All I am saying is that they post what percentage of their vehicle is made domestically in what I would guess is an attempt to appeal to people who want...
  4. Stopped on the street

    Buick Enclave
    We have the same vehicle, color and all. Friends who see it love it, especially the inside. In over a month though, I have had only two strangers ask about it. I need more attention than that! :blob:
  5. 1100 miles and not impressed w/ MPG

    Buick Enclave
    While driving my Nissan Armada, I would reset my gas mileage trip computer as I travelled 72 mph down the highway. On a flat section of road, the best I would do is 17 mpg. Yesterday I did the same with my Enclave. It was hovering between high 22's and 23 mpg. I only have 1,000 miles so it is...
  6. Domestic Parts Content

    Buick Enclave
    My point is they appear to be masking the reality about what is built in the U.S. and what isn't. Lots of auto manufacturing has gone to Canada. I don't have a problem with Canada but don't blend the U.S. and Canada as a disguise. If you are going to report what is domestic, than report it...
  7. Union Pros and Cons

    JRacer, that is how the market governs these things appropriately. Companies that would be dumb enough to overpay will eventually suffer. Someone else will figure out a way to beat them and then the market will make the proper correction.
  8. Domestic Parts Content

    Buick Enclave
    US/Canadian? Is that supposed to mean that Americans will think made in Canada is the same as made in the U.S.?
  9. I saw a Cocoa in person today!

    Buick Enclave
    I think they are overexposing the cocoa as well. They must be confident it is their best foot forward.
  10. Do the gadgets make you sell/trade in sooner?

    Buick Enclave
    Does the GM extended cover the DVD and Nav? As for when you can add it, the aftermarket warranties are cheaper when you get them earlier (I believe)
  11. Union Pros and Cons

    Will the group hug be union or non-union? :cheers:
  12. First Oil Change

    General Tech
    I got out of the business of oil changes a few years back when I sat down and figured out what I was saving for my time and grief. There was something satisfying about doing it myself though.
  13. Do the gadgets make you sell/trade in sooner?

    Buick Enclave
    The Extended warranties that I have seen exclude DVD and Navigation. Lots of fine print to read on exceptions. As far as I know, NO company has a true bumper to bumper extended warranty.
  14. Weather?

    I prefer cold over heat. I don't know how you guys do it. Of course people say the same thing about midwest winter.
  15. Do the gadgets make you sell/trade in sooner?

    Buick Enclave
    That is true. Once you get used to something, you wonder how you got along without it. We had a backup camera on our Armada and the fact that the Outlook and the Acadia did not have one, was a HUGE selling point for us. Kind of like TIVO at home. I have a hard time watching regular live TV...