I'm not 79 but I agree; to me the factory (or any) running boards/assist steps on the Enclave are just in the way. My wife just had to have them until we saw an Enclave in a Publix parking lot one day while ours was on order. The owner was just returning to the car so I ask if we could try them out. Good thing we did; not for us. May be different if you have small children getting in and out a lot.Tuckermech said:This past Saturday I had the opportunity to see two 2009 Enclaves at the at the Jacksonville FL Car & Truck Show. Both Enclaves had the "running boards" installed. Don't know if they were factory or dealer installed but I did not like them. I am 5' 6" tall and weigh 160 pounds. Also I'm 79 years old. Without them I can put my butt on the seat and slide in, with the running board I had to step on it then lift myself up using my bad knees to get on the seat. Also my right pant leg would come into contact with the side of the "running board" and would get dirty from rubbing on it. No "running boards" for me. I love my 2008 Buick Enclave just the way it is. March 2009 I will have had my Enclave for 1 year and currently have almost 11,000 miles on it .
If you ever plan on using the roof racks, you probably want the running boards. But, I can't help you with your question. I haven't removed them, in fact, mine didn't come with that package.kentmp said:I have the "Hit-the-Road" Pkg on my clave. I'd like to remove the moulded running boards. Has anyone done this? Anything I need to worry about. I understand I will have to purchase moldings where they attach.