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Cadillac Escalade



  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I think All things related to gas prices would be a better place to discuss gasoline princes.

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  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Yes - the H2 is a Tahoe under that skin.....
  • I have the opportunity to purchase an '03 Certified Escalade for $30K with only 43K miles. The Cadillac CPO program is one of the best and I really need a large SUV, but the one thing that is holding me back is the 13 mpg, are there any ways to increase this number with after market parts? I would even settle for 16 mpg. Any help would be appreciated.
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    Weman, seems to me that $30,000 for an '03 is kinda high with over 40,000 miles. That is not low mileage. I would check the incentives on the year-end models to see what the prices are.

    Large SUV's aren't selling so well, I would think that a year end unit would be almost $10,000 off list.

    For a professional opinion ask Terry in 'Real World Trade-in Values' in the Smart Shoppers thread. Just follow the format at the bottom of that thread just above where you type your message. Terry will give your both prices, retail and trade-in.

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,980
    "If one thing stands out in GM's full-size 2007 SUVs, it's their interiors. Even the preproduction vehicles shown had tight panel fit and impressively rich materials. Cadillac's design is much different from the other brands, but there's nothing truckish about any of them."

    GM's new full-size SUVs (Inside Line)

    Lots of talk about it over in the 2006 Caddy Escalade discussion.

    Steve, Host
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I was so hype on the Escalade and CTS after reading about them over the past few years. Finally this week I took a ride to the caddy dealer to check em out. I was let down. The interior quality was that of a chevy impala, the ergonomics horrible and the material just felt cheap. For $60 the Escalade didn't even have a telescopic wheel! :(

  • brycarbrycar Posts: 10
    for my opinion i would by the escalade cause its more powerful and will last longer and the navigator only has 300hp and the new escalades have 345hp i have rode in one and they run great. I think its the best one out of those two

  • rcf8000rcf8000 Posts: 619
    In some parts of the country, like southern Arizona, we have no real need for awd. Cadillac is to be commended for offering the Escalade in rwd form. However, the car magazine reviews of the Escalade never test the rwd version, as far as I've seen. I'd think that with 200 fewer pounds on the front wheels the ride and handling of the rwd version would be better than that of the awd version. Is there anyone out there who has road tested both?
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,980
    Top 10 Car-Themed Gifts for Kids


    "For the child who has everything, a top-of-the-line Escalade that really works. (Photo courtesy of Mattel, Inc.)"

    Steve, Host
  • I put a deposit on one yesterday. The dealership said I should see it by the end of January, beginning og February.
  • biggs2biggs2 Posts: 16
    Hello, I am hoping the folks on this board can help me out. We are in the market for a full-size 4x4 crew cab and think the ava or caddy ext will meet our needs nicely.

    If this is not the best board for this questions, please advise.

    I have driven an avalanche 4x4 (non z71) and an escalade ext. The difference is feel and 'tightness' was night and day. I know cadillac beefs things up but did not expect such a difference. Very noticable was the firmness of the brakes in the caddy and the overall level of 'slop' in the avalanche. The ava was OK, even typical for a truck from what I have experienced - the caddy was just that much better. My question is, does the z71 package tigten up the ride and handling on the ava? I assume the brakes are the same on the z71 and non-z71 avas.

    Also thinking about waiting on the 2007s. Here is my thinking:

    Reasons to wait for 2007: upgraded interior and displacement on demand.

    Reasons not to wait: first year glitches are likely and a big unknown, I like the current escalade interior (avalanche is not too attractive, though) and dod may not save that much gas in a truck this size. I am hearing the 07s will be a little longer (this is an issue be/c current versions just fit in my garage now).

    thanks in advance for your input
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    Biggs, I can't really give you advice as I'm not familiar with trucks. I just wanted to say that this particular thread moves very slow. If you want a faster answer, I don't think you will find it here.

    Maybe there is a truck sight that will fit better with your questions.

    My personal opinion is that I would get the 2007. The new updated interior is awesome! I considered the new 2007 Escalade but I needed something sooner and I need the third seat to fold flat and I don't think the new Escalade will offer that.

    I know that you are looking for a truck so maybe it wouldn't matter to you about the updated interior. I didn't realize the new Escalade Ext will be much longer than the old one. The fit will depend on how much room you have in your garage. If the new one is only 2 inches longer, that shouldn't be a big deal (I would imagine).

    Good luck. Mark
  • jcat707jcat707 Posts: 168
  • Does anyone know for sure when all the new Escalade models will be on the lots?
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,980
    You may find some more info in the 2006 Caddy Escalade discussion. One post says mid-January, so any day now?

    There's also a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL/Cadillac Escalade ESV discussion fyi.

    Steve, Host
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    As slow as this site is, I can't imagine another Escalade site. :surprise:

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,980
    Gotta write 'em to get 'em. :shades:

    Steve, Host
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,980
    "Mmm, shiny! Chrome will be the theme for Super Bowl ads introducing the 2007 Cadillac Escalade."

    60 Seconds to Glory. The price is frozen too. (Inside Line)

    Steve, Host
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