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I have had my Enclave for 2 weeks now, and I can say I am as happy with it today as I was almost (gulp) 1,000 miles ago! YIKES! I guess I have been enjoying the drive.

I did learn an interesting fact just the other day about the engine in my Enclave, and I do not remember seeing it on this board, so I thought I would share. Apparently the 6 cyl. engine drops 2 cyls. when you get to a cruising speed. This does not affect performance, but does help with fuel economy. (I know there are some knowledgable GM people on the baord, so please correct, clarify, or refine what I have said.)

I do a combination of "city" and "highway" driving and am currently averaging 20 mpg.

I am still blown over by the quietness of this vehicle. I think I read another reviewer comment that you need to watch the speedometer, and I would heavily agree. 60 surprises you because it feels like you are going 40. So smooth and quiet. Even my husband independently made the same comment.

I have tried the "manual" transmission for the fun of it. I have always enjoyed cars with a manual transmission. It's not the same as having a stick shift with clutch, but obviously allows you some control over the shifting. I have not noticed how it affects fuel economy. I will continue to play with it.

Every day I go in the garage and admire that car again and again. I never thought I would have such a positive experience with a GM vehicle, but I have to say -- GM may be winning me over. :thumb:
 

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I don't know if you know this but the Enclave is the quietest vehicle made - bar none.

GM is going to be using that in an ad campaign coming up.

Thank you for your comments
 

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Don Willems said:
I don't know if you know this but the Enclave is the quietest vehicle made - bar none.

GM is going to be using that in an ad campaign coming up.

Thank you for your comments
don, i am in california do you know when they are going to start the campaign and when in the world are they going to change that lowsy website :banghead:
 
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kenclave - thanks for the update! It's great to hear from actual owners and, like most Acadia owners, you're having a great experience with your Enclave! I feel exactly the same way with regards to GM in my Acadia. I'm in shock that this american car is so nice.

I would like to correct you on the "drops two cylinders" comment, though. Someone on acadiaforum.net said their dealer told them this and it's completely wrong. There's no active cylinder management on the Lambda engines.
 

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I would like to correct you on the "drops two cylinders" comment, though. Someone on acadiaforum.net said their dealer told them this and it's completely wrong. There's no active cylinder management on the Lambda engines.
EXACTLY. Someone, somewhere greatly misinformed you, as the 3.6L is not one of GM's engines with cylinder deactivation. It stays 6-cylinder all day, all the time, everywhere. And yes, as was pointed out, this was just brought up on another board as bad information at least one dealer had given an unknowing customer with an Acadia.
 

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I noticed in the gallery that you have the ebony interior. Any chance of putting up some more hi-res pictures? I have not seen the ebony interior elsewhere...

Thanks!
 

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Ah ha! Thank you for correcting me. In the dealer's defense, no one there gave me that info. I actually was told that from someone who works for Powertrain, but obviously he was mistaken.

I apologize for the incorrect info.

Still love the car though! ;D
 

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I noticed in the gallery that you have the ebony interior. Any chance of putting up some more hi-res pictures? I have not seen the ebony interior elsewhere...

Thanks!
I'd also like to see these. Does the ebony interior have the same shade of "wood" as the beige interior?
 

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Someone else posted that the wood is the same for all interior colors. I'd love to see more Ebony Leather and Titanium Leather pics too.
 
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