I would love to have Direct Injection, even on a V6. I believe a V8 probably wouldn't be too bad with the 6 speed xmission. I also like the VVT on the Enclave. You can't have it all, but it's nice to have a few of the goodies.
This thread is practically a relic at nearly four years old, but I like the way it brings me back to the days when the original 2008 Enclave was "all new" and exciting.
Now we know about timing chain issues, transmission (wave plate) issues, water leaks, water pump failures, AC evaporators and condensers leaking, etc.
Still a great platform (Enclave, Acadia, Traverse, Outlook) but is also starting to show it's age and is lacking items which are now considered to be required in a vehicle of this stature. Items such as key-less ignition, rain sensor wipers, front sensors for pulling into spaces, upgraded navigation and sound systems, etc.
Oh well, those models will be "all new" and exciting when they are released! :thumb:
True on showing its age style wise except this morning I had three men really looking the Enclave over.
I was picking up more plants at the flea market and I was able to pull up and park right next to the vendor. I was chuckling because as I picked out the plants and paid for them I turned around and watched chuckling to myself as they walked around the Enclave looking at it. Then the woman in the next vendors space spotted me and said I better hurry up because one of the guys just might see if he could wheel and deal for it.
When I walked over the three men said it was a very good looking SUV and they were impressed. They also said that Buick has come a long long way in styling and of course I agreed.
I thanked them and said "there are some people who think Buick are for much older people yet I think it fits all ages". They agreed and thing is all three were YOUNGER than me, like in their early to mid 40's.
So yes the Lambda's still turn heads and the Enclave....more so. ;D