• Jul 19, 2006
We've seen the 2007 Saturn Outlook. We've seen the 2007 GMC Acadia. We've been waiting on the final member of this triad, and while General Motors hasn't officially unveiled the 2008 Buick Enclave, we do have these excellent spy shots from Cheers and Gears. Not only do these shots show an exterior that differs little from the Buick Enclave concept that debuted at the 2006 Detroit auto show, but we also get a peek at the interior, which looks markedly more luxurious than its down market siblings. C&G is reporting that while the Enclave will share virtually all of its mechanicals with Outlook and Acadia, including a 3.6-liter V6 and six-speed automatic, GM is keeping a V8 in reserves for the 2009 model year that will put even more distance between the Enclave and its Lambda platform mates.
[Source: Cheers and Gears]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      "The other automakers should be very worried right now."

      Boy, everyone's a comedian these days!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am very interested in seeing these triplets in person soon as they are nearing the top of my shopping list. Having said that, I am quite curious why they do not offer the V8 right out of the box? If they are going to the trouble of putting the (too long coming) 6 speed auto in this to improve gas mileage, why not couple that with the displacement on demand V8?

      Personally, I'd sure hate to buy a V8 version of this vehicle that would make more horsepower and torque while at the same time get superior mileage over the V6. Just wouldn't make sense....

      GM seems to have gotten 95% of the clue. Although I am still very interested in this vehicle, I will now have to wait until MY '09 to see if they get it right!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Aren't there any chick moms out there looking at this stuff? Who cares about wood??? Gimme a car that moves the family in style. I am worn out on options that require me to step up two feet into the driver's seat. I'm actually the family breadwinner, my spousal unit (husband) needs the soccer mom car. I just need something for family of 6 for the fun trips. And something that moves since I deliver babies...Can't wait to drive it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      >The point is that it is expensive and it envolves trees. Gee, how upsetting that
      >more trees aren't cut down instead of plastic being used. LMAO. As pointed >out, who cares, it is clear coated up that it doesn't matter.

      unless it's manufactured outide the u s of a then you rip it off your dash and replace it with something hand carved you made in your wood shed, lithous

      this is your conscience speaking get off the internet and back to work you re lucky your clearance kept your job from going to banglore
      • 8 Years Ago
      They put so much plasticizer over the wood that it makes no difference if it's real or not. The only thing is how it looks.

      I've seen plenty of arguments over how shameful the fake wood in particular cars is when the wood is actually real! For example, the Lexuses spoken of here. Lexus uses real wood. Often real boring wood, but real wood. This might even be the case there, that wood looks real to me (it's not a great picture though).

      What I guess you're saying is you find the pattern in the wood/wood-like substance to be woring. Okay, maybe they could spice it up a bit then. Use the burlwood like in my car. But personally I don't care. As long as they don't put it on the steering wheel. Wood in cars always feels like hard plastic and I don't want slippery hard plastic on my steering wheel. I'll take leather instead.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "If people like the concept, then build it just like the concept."

      Anyone remember the Suzuki X-90 that was HIGHLY regarded in concept form and virtually unchanged, then it went down in history as one of the biggest car flops of all time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Buick "signature" wheels? Aren't those the wheels shown on the production Saturn Aura and elsewhere?
      • 8 Years Ago
      15. The concept was a prototype body. All the same curves on the exterior.
      • 8 Years Ago
      laserwizard,

      I hate fake wood too, but have come to realize it's almost unavoidable. The only way to be safe is not to buy any car that has anything in it that might resemble wood. I was in a Lexus LS400 a couple years ago that had fake wood and was appalled. If you're going to pay that kind of money for a car it better have real wood or no wood.

      What bothers me is that everyone bags on the American companies for using fake wood, but few people bag on Lexus when they do it. To me it's more of crime when they do it considering what they are asking for their cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I really like the interior except for that camel hump above the center stack. That just looks strange. Anyone else agree?
      • 8 Years Ago
      this is my favorite cross-over on the road, even when it is not in production. it look like a mix between the chrysler pacifica, and the nissan murano.

      The other automakers should be very worried right now. I'm surprised this is a buick in the first place it could pass as a cadillac. if there were a alliance between nissan and gm nissan needs this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Butt ugly front end - huge whale mouth - likely not much more than a tarted up Outlook/Acadia - another set of badge engineering triplettes from the company of the lying, resume-padded Bobby Putz. The interior is nice - but if that is fake wood, that one compliment will be immediately revoked.
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