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Ok so I bought a Enclave CXL instead of a Acadia was this a fair price? Thoughts?

Ok well under the 1 owner carfax this 2010 Buick Enclave CXL AWD was very well maintained. It had everything I wanted except the Bose which was a big bummer for me. I bought it at a dealer for 13,400 it has 102k miles on it and under the carfax it says the timing chain/front cover was replaced at 70k miles. It drove great is in absolute amazing condition with big Chrome wheels there is not 1 dent or scratch I could find in this thing its Black. Has HIDs dual moonroofs Tow Package huge chrome rims roof rack (hit the road package I think) obviously heated leather seats AWD power lift gate Video system on the back of both front seats head rests remote start etc probably missing a couple others (just got it). Really bummed about it not having the Bose but I really want to know what type of options I have for upgrades that look as OEM as possible I am an Audio guy my BMW 335xi has 13 speakers in it to put that into perspective lol.

This is what the carfax says:
06/19/2015 70,515 Fox Valley Buick GMC
Saint Charles, IL

Brake fluid flushed/changed
Catalytic converter replaced
Engine timing/front cover replaced
Shift lever/assembly replaced

Questions are:

1. Was this a fair deal?

2. How are the transmissions in the 2010 I know the 2007-2009's had problems?

Here is a Carfax link for it at 70k it says timing chain was replaced so that is what I was looking for in these motors mainly.

P.S. My first fill up when I filled it to the top it had a hard time starting doing some googling I heard about some easy to replace purge valve didn't look to hard as I am a DIY guy....

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 07:52 AM
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I think you did OK.

Don't worry about the transmission. Take care of it in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations, or your own schedule, and all should go well. About 2010, GM made changes to the TECHM - that's the major transmission modification.

I'd suggest browsing Crutchfield's site to see what's available in audio components for your car. You want to make sure everything will work with any mod, i.e. chimes, turn signal sounds, steering wheel controls, etc.

Good luck with the Enclave. Have you joined that forum, too? There's probably more make/model specific info not covered in this site.
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youre on the right track with the hard start after refueling being the Purge valve.

id check the color of the trans fluid- and maybe do 2 drain/refills (NOT a Flush).

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