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After driving the Enclave for a while, I noticed that the ride, although very nice and comfortable, is a little bit "bouncy". Now I normally wouldn't mind it because it's a very nice ride and the vehicle still handles well, but the problem I have with it is that while it's "bouncing", my foot can't help but to go up-and-down on the gas which makes it even worse because now you're jerking the vehicle with the engine power going up and down.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Is my gas pedal too loose?

I love everything else about the vehicle but that drives me nuts.
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My Enclave does not have quite as much of that classic GM bouncy, floating, ride. Normally a GM car rides like a waterbed, but the Enclave suspension is tighter. Sounds to me like you should get your suspension checked.

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After driving the Enclave for a while, I noticed that the ride, although very nice and comfortable, is a little bit "bouncy". Now I normally wouldn't mind it because it's a very nice ride and the vehicle still handles well, but the problem I have with it is that while it's "bouncing", my foot can't help but to go up-and-down on the gas which makes it even worse because now you're jerking the vehicle with the engine power going up and down.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Is my gas pedal too loose?

I love everything else about the vehicle but that drives me nuts.
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or could be raggedy roads.
 

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We have driven the Acadia. (the only lambda we have driven - like we could drive an Enclave if we wanted to....since there aren't any!)

We found the drive to be comfortable compromise between the ultra smoothness of a minivan with its car-like velvety drive and the truck-like feel every bump drive of a full size SUV, ala Yukon/Expedition/Sequoia. We have driven these the last couple of weeks while test driving and ultimately deciding on the Acadia.

We were very happy with the "happy medium." Luxury sedan it is not!!
 
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Mama2Girls said:
We have driven the Acadia. (the only lambda we have driven - like we could drive an Enclave if we wanted to....since there aren't any!)

We found the drive to be comfortable compromise between the ultra smoothness of a minivan with its car-like velvety drive and the truck-like feel every bump drive of a full size SUV, ala Yukon/Expedition/Sequoia. We have driven these the last couple of weeks while test driving and ultimately deciding on the Acadia.

We were very happy with the "happy medium." Luxury sedan it is not!!
now i have to disagree with the ride of the yukons, it is wonderful, like your driving on a cloud, even when driving on bumpy or sandy roads.

but it sounds like you need yout springs looked at.
 

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Let me reiterate. The ride is very nice and it handles very well so I don't think there's a problem with the suspension. It's more the gas pedal issue that I wonder about. When I go-over bumpy roads, I can't keep the pedal in one spot. My foot goes up and down on the pedal as the car goes-over bumps and I've never experienced this with any other vehicle.

Maybe I'm just sensitive to it but it's definitely noticeable since the engine is so powerful, those extra "pushes" on the pedal make the car really lunge forward.
 

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Let me reiterate. The ride is very nice and it handles very well so I don't think there's a problem with the suspension. It's more the gas pedal issue that I wonder about. When I go-over bumpy roads, I can't keep the pedal in one spot. My foot goes up and down on the pedal as the car goes-over bumps and I've never experienced this with any other vehicle.

Maybe I'm just sensitive to it but it's definitely noticeable since the engine is so powerful, those extra "pushes" on the pedal make the car really lunge forward.
Looking at your Profile, I can't tell if you're Male or Female, but I rest my Heel on the Floor and press the accelerator. Regardless of the road surface, I have control of the Vehicle.
But if you're Female, or have Small Feet, then maybe we need Pedal Extension after all. 8)
 

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Maybe I'm just sensitive to it but it's definitely noticeable since the engine is so powerful, those extra "pushes" on the pedal make the car really lunge forward.
I guess it's all relative. I actually thought the vehicle was underpowered when I drove it and wished a V-8 was available. ???
 
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i am not sure what kind of car you had before, but the enclave and most new cars have a system called drive by wire and i think that because the pedel is now really a remote, and not connected to the throttle that is is alot looser becaue the throttle isn't connected to make it tighter.
 

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i am not sure what kind of car you had before, but the enclave and most new cars have a system called drive by wire and i think that because the pedel is now really a remote, and not connected to the throttle that is is alot looser becaue the throttle isn't connected to make it tighter.
Wow - learn something new every day!!
 

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I'm a male and wear a size 10 shoe. I'm 39 years old and have been driving a long time. My other car is a 2006 Acura RL which has the drive-by-wire throttle. My Acura doesn't have this issue at all.

More specifics: It's not so much when I go over bumps in the Enclave...it's more when going over "swells" or "dips" in the road at slower speeds. it doesn't happen at higher speeds. I just find that when I go through these dips in the road, I can't help but push the pedal up and down. I do rest my heel on the floor.

I really think it's just a characteristic of the ride. Again, I think the vehicle has a great ride it's just a little bouncy I guess. I tried different air pressures in the tires and it didn't help.
 

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gavine said:
Maybe I'm just sensitive to it but it's definitely noticeable since the engine is so powerful, those extra "pushes" on the pedal make the car really lunge forward.

Are you sure you are driving an Enclave? "lunge forward" I have yet to see it. The pickup is fine starting from zero but once it is in motion it is hard of this baby to lunge anywhere.
 

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I use the manual shift mode. In auto-mode, the car upshifts too early for my taste, especially from 3rd to 4th gear (way too early) If you shift manually, you'll find that it's much more responsive.
 
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