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See Motor Trend
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suv/112_0607_2008_buick_enclave


"This ain't no Chevontiac or Toyonda. Perhaps Choi's greatest stylistic triumph was shrinking the visual mass of what is in fact a big honkin' 'ute (it's as long and wide as a Chevy Tahoe, but six inches lower).

I think this places the finger on one of my favorite achievements of the Enclave - it is a large enough vehicle to fit my family of 5, but it doesn't look like a "big honkin' ute!

My takeaway from the above review,

[size=10pt][size=10pt]"Buick has accomplished a stylist triumph with the Enclave's gorgeous lines by shrinking its visual mass"[/size][/size][/color]
 
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aww c'mon the suburban is the best truck chevy ever built since 1935
 

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Well, I had a black 1992 Suburban that I bought from a guy who had fixed it up as a show truck - it was glossy black with Billet rims, a huge Chrome Warren winch on the front, chrome side bars - it had a 6 " lift and had a gorgeous airbrush on the back with a submarine bursting up through the surface of the ocean - the caption was "Nuclear Sub". We received SOOOO many compliments on this BLACK suburban. And, it was a blast to take on a a mild Colorado off-road excursion with the whole family on board in air conditioned comfort! It also drove very very nice - extremely comfortable.

However (you knew this was coming didn't you!), the gas mileage sucked and it was trouble-prone (9 - 10 in town and 15-16 on the highway) - among other things, the transmission went out and I finally just couldn't afford to keep it. We bought a Toyota 4-Runner that was infinitesimally small (by comparison) and we drove it for 156,000 miles with very little trouble before we sold it.

I don't honestly know much about the modern Suburbans except they look better than they did and they still look BIG.
 
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Well, I had a black 1992 Suburban that I bought from a guy who had fixed it up as a show truck - it was glossy black with Billet rims, a huge Chrome Warren winch on the front, chrome side bars - it had a 6 " lift and had a gorgeous airbrush on the back with a submarine bursting up through the surface of the ocean - the caption was "Nuclear Sub". We received SOOOO many compliments on this BLACK suburban. And, it was a blast to take on a a mild Colorado off-road excursion with the whole family on board in air conditioned comfort! It also drove very very nice - extremely comfortable.

However (you knew this was coming didn't you!), the gas mileage sucked and it was trouble-prone (9 - 10 in town and 15-16 on the highway) - among other things, the transmission went out and I finally just couldn't afford to keep it. We bought a Toyota 4-Runner that was infinitesimally small (by comparison) and we drove it for 156,000 miles with very little trouble before we sold it.

I don't honestly know much about the modern Suburbans except they look better than they did and they still look BIG.
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ok, 92 i think was a little different .

my first one was a 1999, it was a perfect truck, nothing ever went wrong, but i was ready for somthing new so i sold it qith 201576 miles on it with everything working, and bought my 06 yukon xl, and actully i get 16mpg city and 19 mpg higway, and i hope the denali i have ordered will be just as good as this truck is to me, in my life i have never nor my father ever owned a buick, but we bought that for him and i am the secondary driver so it will be a little different for both of us as he is used to cadillac devilles and i am used to chevy/gmc surburbans/ yukon xls
 

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When I got my Enclave, I gave my fully-loaded 2004 Suburban to my 21 year old boy. He's happy as a retard at a window-licking contest. And so am I!

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Big Larry said:
When I got my Enclave, I gave my fully-loaded 2004 Suburban to my 21 year old boy. He's happy as a retard at a window-licking contest. And so am I!

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You're right about the size. Everybody says it is smaller than our Denali, yet everybody still fits into it, even more comfortably. Buick really pulled one off here.
 

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You're right about the size. Everybody says it is smaller than our Denali, yet everybody still fits into it even more comfortably. Buick really pulled one off here.
now if they can pull the rabbit out their hats and get the darn cars out to the people.
 

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Big Larry said:
When I got my Enclave, I gave my fully-loaded 2004 Suburban to my 21 year old boy. He's happy as a retard at a window-licking contest. And so am I!

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How does he afford the gas in the Suburban? I hope he has a high-paying job.
 
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How does he afford the gas in the Suburban? I hope he has a high-paying job.
there not that bad of a gas hog any more, i have the 6.0 and he probably has the 5.3 and i get 16 city and 19-20 hwy, preety good for me
 

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See Motor Trend
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suv/112_0607_2008_buick_enclave


"This ain't no Chevontiac or Toyonda. Perhaps Choi's greatest stylistic triumph was shrinking the visual mass of what is in fact a big honkin' 'ute (it's as long and wide as a Chevy Tahoe, but six inches lower).

I think this places the finger on one of my favorite achievements of the Enclave - it is a large enough vehicle to fit my family of 5, but it doesn't look like a "big honkin' ute!

My takeaway from the above review,

[size=10pt][size=10pt]"Buick has accomplished a stylist triumph with the Enclave's gorgeous lines by shrinking its visual mass"[/size][/size][/color]
I agree that the exterior styling of the 2008-2012 Enclave makes it appear smaller than it really is regarding internal capacity. However, the new grill and front fascia of the 2013+ Enclave makes the car appear bigger than before, and loses some of the sleek effect of the original styling.
 
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