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I was stopped at a light today when a woman in a Toyota 4Runner gave me the thumbs ups sign. A co-worker in the passenger seat insisted that the thumbs up was for him because he was the only male in a car full of women. But, then the woman rolled down her window and told us that she loved the Enclave and had placed her order. She was hoping to get it for her birthday. Sweet. :love:

Has anyone else received compliments from strangers?
 

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I guess majority of us will get ours when it will be too common :eek:hno:
 

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axiama said:
I was stopped at a light today when a woman in a Toyota 4Runner gave me the thumbs ups sign. A co-worker in the passenger seat insisted that the thumbs up was for him because he was the only male in a car full of women. But, then the woman rolled down her window and told us that she loved the Enclave and had placed her order. She was hoping to get it for her birthday. Sweet. :love:

Has anyone else received compliments from strangers?
I have received more comments/compliments on the Enclave in my first 24 hours of ownership than I have of all vehicles combined in my lifetime. I'm 50 and I have had some nice looking vehicles over the years too! So I was rather surprised at the number of people who don't even know that it is being manufactured.

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I have received more comments/compliments on the Enclave in my first 24 hours of ownership than I have of all vehicles combined in my lifetime. I'm 50 and I have had some nice looking vehicles over the years too! So I was rather surprised at the number of people who don't even know that it is being manufactured.

Dan

I am also 50, and ditto about the comments, unbelievable 8) 8) 8)
 

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It happens all the time. Most of the time I catch people staring when stopped at red lights. Last weekend I gave three impromptu tours of the vehicle to complete strangers that walked up. Also had a Lexus RX300 driver speed past me, slow down to read the name on the rear hatch then take off again. I also get a fair amount of teenagers looking at the chrome wheels too. One elementary school kid at our pool asked to hear "the Bose 10 speaker sound system".

All part of being an Enclave driver. You'll see.

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Good to hear how much the public likes these vehicles. Highly unusual, given that this is a large people mover, not a sports car.

Now all GM has to do is make all of its products this good.
 

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Today, a 60ish year old man stopped me in the parking lot at work to ask me about my Buick. "I've noticed it in the parking lot. How do you like it" he said. "I love it," I said. I would have offered to show him the inside and post something juicy in the "Sex in the Back Seat" thread, however; there was an explosion of pre-K toys in the back seat. So, maybe another day. (Really... just kidding) :wine:
 

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THEN HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN THE UNCONCIOUS OLD MAN IN YOUR BACK SEAT? ::)
 

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So I was rather surprised at the number of people who don't even know that it is being manufactured.
I will be one to say I had no idea the Lambda's in any form existed until a month or so ago when we were "for sure" going to buy Honda Odyssey and my friend, who is also looking to move up to a larger vehicle said "alright - if YOU can get excited about a minivan. We are looking at an Acadia." "A what?" I said. 'A GMC Acadia - it's a crossover SUV that is like a minivan inside."

my friend created a monster. While we are more drawn to the Acadia of all 3, the Buick is a beautiful car. No wonder you are all getting so many compliments.

My heart skipped a beat when I saw one for the first time on the road about 2 weeks ago. It is gorgeous!
 

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I think you owe that friend your first born. An Odyssey??? I'd rather a bullet to the head. :nono:

Then again... I'm driving a Buick. Guess it's all relative.
 

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Today, a 60ish year old man stopped me in the parking lot at work to ask me about my Buick. "I've noticed it in the parking lot. How do you like it" he said. "I love it," I said.
Axiama, you are too funny. Better clean up that back seat! Don't you know he was flirting with you?! You're "young" are you not? Tee hee... :angel:


I want my ENCLAVE before the Chinese get theirs!!!![/color]
 

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I read a recent review about the Enclave and this guy gave it a 7 out of ten score. His Complaints... the cup holders are hard to reach past the shifter and said the clock in the middle was hard to read. I could not help but think what an idiot. Scores should be based on how the car looks, fit and finish, how it drives, safety features, comfort, etc. I happen think the cup holders are perfect, the clock is a decorative gadget, not worth picking about. The more I drive my Enclave the more I love it. Little things are worth mentioning. After having it for almost a week I discovered a plug for my cellphone in the middle console. I loved that. I can charge my phone without having a long cord stretched across the console or sitting on the seat. Nice touch. I wish I could remember the site I was on for the review, but I was at work and didn't have time to pay to close attention. I did however think this must be someone who could not find anything of meaning to gripe about, but since it was a GM vehicle, he would find something (cup holders??)...go figure
 

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For my friends that do not know about the Enclave, I have said that it is basically a bigger version of the Lexus RX series. I guess Buick figured that they would ride off the success of the Lexus RX and style the Enclave after it. Not complaining, just stating the facts. I should get my Enclave by the end of the month.
 

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My husband drove it to my daughter's school for a Dad's club meeting. He got lots of oohs and aahs from the parents. When I saw the principal last week the first thing she told me was how much she liked my car.
 

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Vicchik, The auto press is so biased against the Detroit big 3 and so enamored of Toyota, Honda it is sickening. The other day I rode with my nephew and his wife in their new Lexus 470, the mid size suv. I think it is 470, I can't tell them apart. Anyway, I looked it over carefully without saying anything to them but the materials were no nicer than the Enclave and imo looked more plastic. But, to hear Motor Trend, Car and Driver, etc the Lexus is the greatest thing since the wheel itself was invented. No vehicle is perfect, but the Enclave is as close as anything the Japanese offer.
 

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I agree with VicChic and Buick59, however weird these names are. It shows tremendous ignorance to make a comment like "American cars are crap". The same goes for saying that about Japanese or British or whatever (especially in this age of so much information sharing). People would not buy a American car like the Dodge Stealth (built in Japan) but would prefer something like the Honda Civic (like the ones that are built in Kansas City)? Another strange comment is "Oh, I know someone who bought one of those and they had problems". Well Duh. These things have thousands of parts...there will be service issues from time to time. I have had a BMW 528 and spent 9 months with an engine light on that they just couldn't figure out ($72,000 CDN). My Mercedes convertible had the fake wood trim pop out and exposed itself as some kind of tin made to look like wood ($89,000 CDN). My Ford Explorer (that I just sold as I wait for my Enclave) had 0 problems...like 0. Others will say the Explorer sucks and the German cars are the best. From what I have seen, only KIA (Korean for K-Mart) still make cars that don't seem to last long but even they will get better if they sustain growth and invest in their product. The Enclave is gorgeous and can hold it's own against any product in it's class. The dealers are not thinking about long-term or repeat customers. Trying to squeeze a few tousand here and there will make you never want to go back and certainly not recommend them. They forget we talk...especially now they have the internet on computers! You know at Christmas time when there is that hard to get toy and people are trying to sell it on Ebay for twice the price? I always hope some of them get stuck with them so they learn a lesson in greed. Not good for dealers that we are thinking this way about them.

Okay I'm done. Sorry for rambling.
 

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I am also VERY sick and tired of the import loving automotive media crowd. Notice how when GM or Ford has a recall it is blared everywhere as "another sign of poor American quality" and "no wonder GM and Ford are going in the tank". And yet when Toyota or Honda have multi-million vehicle recalls (as they have BOTH had in the past couple of years), then it is swept under the rug and kept hush-hush. Reminds me of EXACTLY how the media blows WAY out of proportion issues with Republican Presidents, but when Democrat administrations do the EXACT same thing on a MUCH grander scale, you never hear ANYTHING about it (i.e. the fact that Clinton fired EVERY SINGLE US Attorney when he was president - and when Bush has Gonzales fire a handful, then they all should be impeached, drawn and quartered, stripped naked, beaten, whipped and then hung in a public square). The sad thing is that the "huddled masses" of pea-brained citizens in this country believe the lies when they hear them over and over and over again and start accepting them as truth whether it be about cars or their government. The "lies become truth" and "the truth becomes a lie".
 

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I am also VERY sick and tired of the import loving automotive media crowd. Notice how when GM or Ford has a recall it is blared everywhere as "another sign of poor American quality" and "no wonder GM and Ford are going in the tank". And yet when Toyota or Honda have multi-million vehicle recalls (as they have BOTH had in the past couple of years), then it is swept under the rug and kept hush-hush. Reminds me of EXACTLY how the media blows WAY out of proportion issues with Republican Presidents, but when Democrat administrations do the EXACT same thing on a MUCH grander scale, you never hear ANYTHING about it (i.e. the fact that Clinton fired EVERY SINGLE US Attorney when he was president - and when Bush has Gonzales fire a handful, then they all should be impeached, drawn and quartered, stripped naked, beaten, whipped and then hung in a public square). The sad thing is that the "huddled masses" of pea-brained citizens in this country believe the lies when they hear them over and over and over again and start accepting them as truth whether it be about cars or their government. The "lies become truth" and "the truth becomes a lie".
I agree with most of what you said but I think you need to take another look at this Republican Administration, ie., your President and his Crew. 8)
 

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I will say this, Toyotas, Hondas etc are good cars. But, they are NOT that much or any better than most GM vehicles. Can't say much for Ford or Daimler. Give GM another 3-5 years with all the new product coming and let's see if the car rags give them a fair shake.
 
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