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Plastic door locks(interior)

Sorry to be nit picky but, so far i really love this vehicle til i just noticed,
how cheap looking the door locks look on the inside.
they look like they are made from the same plasitc those Skeeball
spider rings are made out of. guess they saved a buck here.
sorry just finally caught my eye.
 

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I went to my garage and noticed ... it was empty! :angryfire:

I want my truck NOW!!!!! Cheap plastic locks and all!
 

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Joe-drum said:
Plastic door locks(interior)

Sorry to be nit picky but, so far i really love this vehicle til i just noticed,
how cheap looking the door locks look on the inside.
they look like they are made from the same plasitc those Skeeball
spider rings are made out of. guess they saved a buck here.
sorry just finally caught my eye.
I have to agree. I am little upset with GM on this decision. :angryfire: Why go back to the days of having the door lock top of the door panel? So you can use a coat hanger to open the lock? :banghead: We have power door locks and onstar now. I don't need to reach over and open the lock. I think they should have put the door lock as a toggle next to the door handle.
 

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NOLA Saints said:
I went to my garage and noticed ... it was empty! :angryfire:

I want my truck NOW!!!!! Cheap plastic locks and all!
:ditto: :ditto: :ditto: :ditto: :ditto: :ditto:
 

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I do agree with u guys the little lock thingie is cheap in looks and feel. :sosad:
 

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I personally couldn't care less. It never even crossed my mind until you all mentioned it.
 

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zman said:
I personally couldn't care less. It never even crossed my mind until you all mentioned it.
:ditto: :ditto: who in there right mind pays that much attention to a darn lock anyway. i see why this topic is called "nit picky list"
 

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MsS42 said:
:ditto: :ditto: who in there right mind pays that much attention to a darn lock anyway. i see why this topic is called "nit picky list"
Well the three are listed above to begin with, so people do care. I am sure people won't go away from getting an Enclave just becuase of this, but the point is, that little piece of plastic doesn't go along with the rest of the vehicle.
 

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the people in there right mind who spend almost 45k on an automobile should be a little nit picky.
this way the the company knows we are out here and knows not to skimp .thank god for the internet and forums .it
keeps comanies on their toes and dealers nervous.
don't be surprised as production goes along over the years that they dazzle us with body changes and
start skimping more in other spots to save money.
look at car interiors (seat fabrics,carpets etc..) they all have become a cheaper quality.i looked at a lincoln mkx(ford edge)
and the plastics used around the radio looked like and old panasonic boom box.cheap

i've had 3 explorer sports 93,95,98 and as the years went by the seats and plushness of the fabric have dropped.

just a companies version of a "reach around" lol

Keep them up to quailty!
 

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To be a little more nit picky, I am not satisfied with the quality of plastic used in the car, on the dash, on door panels etc. And the pattern/grooves on the plastic gives out a cheap look.
 

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To be a little more nit picky, I am not satisfied with the quality of plastic used in the car, on the dash, on door panels etc. And the pattern/grooves on the plastic gives out a cheap look.
My gripe here is that I wish they had less texture on them. I personally prefer a finer texture.

And when I said I couldn't care less about the locks I was not implying you all should not care. To me it simply does not matter.
 

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My gripe here is that I wish they had less texture on them. I personally prefer a finer texture.

And when I said I couldn't care less about the locks I was not implying you all should not care. To me it simply does not matter.
and i said i agree w/you about the locks.... maybe they could make use better plastic, lol, for those who think the locks are so serious that they need a change. w/electronics called automatic door locks, how many people actually touch a lock these days, i havent touched a lock since i had my 82 nissan sentra and that was many moons ago. i would much rather they spend money on things that really matter such as cooled seats, hot/cold function in that second row center console and the lists could on.
 

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zman said:
My gripe here is that I wish they had less texture on them. I personally prefer a finer texture.

And when I said I couldn't care less about the locks I was not implying you all should not care. To me it simply does not matter.
:ditto: :ditto: :ditto:
 

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None of the above mentioned things bother me. However, I see a potential problem with the open 2nd row seat tracks. My wife's purse strap got caught in it yesterday. And yes, as expected, it is greasy. We don't have little children, but I foresee others complaining of Cheerios, candy etc getting dropped into them, and little fingers getting greasy retrieving them. When we first looked at the Enclave, I thought of this, but obviously it did not change my mind about purchasing. I wonder if these could have been designed differently?
 

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The plastic on the steering wheel, between the radio controls on the right, the cruise on the left, and the Buick symbol in the middle is very cheap looking. On the Acadia it's chrome, it looks much nicer. The other thing is that GM cut corners on the header liner area and overhead light panels. A nice touch would have finished the area where the lights and Homelink transmitter with the same wood and chrome trim as the rest of the car, instead they took the cheap route and used the same parts as the Outlook and Acadia. If I wanted a Saturn, I would have bought one.

I also have a rattle that seems to come from above the instrument panel. I have 130 miles on my Encalve. QuietTuning indeed. Yes, I can take it into the dealer and let some tech tell me I'm crazy or spend 8 hours tearing about my IP, but I shouldn't have to. I'm more worried about a tech damaging a new model vehicle than I am about the rattle.

Nitpicky? That's a pretty subjective term but if Buick expects to complete with Mercedes and Lexus, they need to focus on this stuff. And yes, that is their expected competition as GM compares the Enclave directly to MB and Lexus in it's advertising. These are small things a previous Chevy/GMC owner overlooks as 'nitpicky' whereas a Lexus/MB owner says 'cheap'.

And yes, the door locks could have been chrome or moved to the door handle itself. Not nitpicky.
 

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Yes, I agree that the overhead console should have been trimmed more in line with the instrument panel, chrome & wood.
 

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Yes, I agree that the overhead console should have been trimmed more in line with the instrument panel, chrome & wood.
That was actually my original gripe from way back when. It was the first negative I noticed about the vehicle.
 

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I also thought they could have done a little more in the overhead console area. I'm big on storage and it would have been a great place to do a little more, especially if you don't have a sunroof. Or even add more lighting. I've got a sunroof ordered and even with it, the overhead looks like they wern't quite sure what to do there, so they took the easiest way out and used the same one all 3 makes.
 

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Granted ... all of these suggestions would be nice. **** ... take it to "Pimp my ride" and really trick it out! :thumb:

Point is ... it's a great looking truck with a very nice and luxurious feel to it without being as expensive as a Lexus or Mercedes. If GM spent the extra money on the little things, it would cost us more at the dealership. IMO, they spent the money on the important stuff ... the ride, quietness, comfort, and design. I'll take my nicely equipped CX with a lot of add on options for $35K and not complain one bit! :beer:
 

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NOLA Saints said:
Granted ... all of these suggestions would be nice. **** ... take it to "Pimp my ride" and really trick it out! :thumb:

Point is ... it's a great looking truck with a very nice and luxurious feel to it without being as expensive as a Lexus or Mercedes. If GM spent the extra money on the little things, it would cost us more at the dealership. IMO, they spent the money on the important stuff ... the ride, quietness, comfort, and design. I'll take my nicely equipped CX with a lot of add on options for $35K and not complain one bit! :beer:
Well said!!! :cheers:
 
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