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Enclave as hot as Prius!

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Where are they? Besides ours, I've seen one in Los Angeles and one rental (I swear I keep seeing the same one over and over again) in San Diego.

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I saw 4 this morning taking my daughter to school. I saw three CXL's, one in gold mist, one in carbon, and the last in cocoa. The CX I saw was the dark crimson color. The gold mist and the cocoa CXL had the 19 inch chromes, and the carbon CXL had the dealer accessory 20s on it that looked great!

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My local dealer has 4-5 of them on the lot. A much larger B-P-G-H(ummer) dealership I visited last weekend had none. That's right, they were all sold out. Not one in the showroom, back of the lot, or parked inbetween the Acadias (or any other vehicle). I thought that was a little strange, seeing as how they are a "big time" GM dealership and should have at least one in their inventory. I guess they can't make them fast enough for certain dealers.

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I officially saw my second 1 today. It looks very nice in cocoa... didn't like it in silver though.

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I've only seen two.

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I see them everywhere...except on the local GM lot! Plus, it's got to be good news for Buick that about 55% of the buyers are under the age of 55...

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A little off topic but, it's nice to see that 4 of the hottest 10 vehicles are domestics with 2 out of the top 4 and 3 of the top 5 being GM vehicles.

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Being someone who went recently shopping for one, only to REALLY be relieved to find a dealer that actually had one to see and drive...this is all very true.

The local dealer that we last bought from & have all service done at gets about 2 a month (not sure why they're so limited on what they get, given their large size), and each one is always gone within a day. Same story for most other dealers, aside from inventory/supply differences.

And having been on an Enclave owner's forum for some time now, the bulk of Enclaves are special ordered simply because there are none on the lots to begin with, and that's how most are relying on getting just the right one--with it taking anywhere from 6 weeks if you're REALLY lucky, to months in wait. Things seem to finally be evening out and picking up pace as far as this order time, lately, however though, based on what people are reporting.

The Acadia & Outlook are also doing very well, but not to the level of the Buick, for sure. Those two sell quickly but you can find a selection to see & drive...the Buick is almost impossible to find, in most places.

NOW, just continue to keep it fresh with little details here and there...and get the rest of the lineup on such a hot level. I think they can do it, the problem is, a sedan will never have the natural "draw" a large crossover does, in the US market.

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The key to this story is the 46.6% of buyers in the 36-55 age range. And more than half the buyers are under 55. That's how you get Buick's age range down. I would have like to see the most popular trade be an RX or MDX, but at least Rendezvous drivers are sticking with Buick.

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The key to this story is the 46.6% of buyers in the 36-55 age range. And more than half the buyers are under 55. That's how you get Buick's age range down. I would have like to see the most popular trade be an RX or MDX, but at least Rendezvous drivers are sticking with Buick.

EXACTLY. The Rendezvous was first to start attracting a lot of younger buyers, and did, but also in the lifespan, attracted quite a few of the typical older buyers as well.

With the Enclave, it seems like the people who WANT one and are buying the most are anywhere from their late 20's to 40's. A lot of these are also the same people trading in their Pilots (I've read SO many of those stories now...), MDX's, RX's, etc., because they're drawn in by the styling then astounded at the performance and versatility, that beats every other crossover available, all for a great price.

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Another aspect to keep in mind regarding the Rendezvous trade-in figure is that the market is now flooded with affordable used Rendezvous, which for all its alleged pitfalls is still an above-average second-hand family hauler. I don't think its too much of a stretch to assume those younger-than-average owners will have a better image of Buick after experiencing one.

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Another aspect to keep in mind regarding the Rendezvous trade-in figure is that the market is now flooded with affordable used Rendezvous, which for all its alleged pitfalls is still an above-average second-hand family hauler. I don't think its too much of a stretch to assume those younger-than-average owners will have a better image of Buick after experiencing one.

Dead on, and I completely agree, especially with the Rendezvous.

Of course, my grandparents themselves took advantage of a great deal on a used '03 Rendezvous, always having wanted one...but the vast majority right now are going from their old & young first owners into the second hands of families and such on a budget who will continue to enjoy them. And, from this point, there already are and hopefully will continue to be a lot of continued sales going through the Enclave, and whatever other similarly impressive sedan(s) they will have before long.

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The real impact of the big lambdas and higher fuel prices—the best selling midsize crossovers (smaller than fullsize trucks like the Enclave) are now the …

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Yeah, how long has this been out now cause I just FINALLY saw one on the streets of Chicago yesterday. Stunning in silver and it definitely has presence.

damn I want one!

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The real impact of the big lambdas and higher fuel prices—the best selling midsize crossovers (smaller than fullsize trucks like the Enclave) are now the …

CR-V?

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Yeah, how long has this been out now cause I just FINALLY saw one on the streets of Chicago yesterday. Stunning in silver and it definitely has presence.

damn I want one!

See, that's the thing. The first sales were actually in late April, and continue to just a rapid pace, but you won't yet see one on every street corner. Think of something like the 300C, Beetle, etc. Insanely hot sales for quite a while, but it still takes some time for enough of them to get spread around that you'll see one daily.

Locally, at home, I've seen a total of 3 on the road, 2 from out of state, and the same for when I'm in PA mostly. Give them another year of sales, and you'll really see them out there, in addition to the already prevalent--mostly--Acadia, for instance.

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what would jim dollinger have to say about all this? his eyes are probably spinning from all the different kinds of people this car is attracting

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It's great to see Buick (and GM) with a bonafide hit in the market. It shows that GM has the talent and resources to make desirable products. The Enclave is gorgeous and worthy of all the success it is experiencing. I hope this is the beginning of a trend for Buick's Renaissance. Let's hope the upcoming Epsilon II midsize sedan has the goods to make a similar splash in the market.

Now if only Ford and Chrysler could do this, the future of the American auto business would look much brighter.

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Walked buy a silver CXL FWD with chrome 19's and loved it. They really are a neat looking CUV, then a young family in there mid 30's drove off in it!

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