2007 Cadillac Escaladebill m - Glen Burnie, MD03/25/2012
I traded in my 2004 escalade(not a single problem in 60,000 mi) for the 2007 ESV 11 months ago. Since then I have put about 26000 mi on it. It is the best vehicle I have owned in 50 years. At first I was disturbed because of initial problems and had gone back to Carmax about 4 times to take care of them (replace transmission hose, replace driver running board motor, rear window heater, and remote control fob). Carmax was excellent with the service. I towed a 30' camper (7500lbs) all over Maryland, Pa, and Western Md mountains with no problems. This truck can really haul! Mpg is as expected 14 stop and go and as high as 19 on the highway.
Towing the 7500lbs is 7-8 mpg doing 60 - 65mph. It is quiet and very comfortable for my 6'2" frame. Will buy another escalade ESV in a couple more years!!!
within the first month the headliner is starting to fall down, the tailgate cover will not stay up, the headlights have already burned out a Six hundred dollar repair, the cruise control will not stay engaged.
The cars are made to lok nice yet in my experience they fall apart ads soon as they come off the lot. The above list is only the items after the first three day stay it had having repairs done. and I have only had it a month.
They’re big. They’re bold. They’re kinda in your face. Tall pickup trucks and SUVs have the kind of ride height that gets you over, through, and around the kind of rough terrain which stops other vehicles in their tracks. If you live in a place with lots of snow, mud, or uneven ground, ride height (defined as the distance between the bottom of your truck’s tires and the lowest point on the underside) is probably more important to you than road-hugging and handling characteristics and strong fuel efficiency.
Vehicles with third-row seating have plenty of features for nearly every type of driver. For families that need a great family-friendly vehicle, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans with third-row seats give passengers roomy interiors and still have enough power to haul plenty of vacation equipment or moving supplies.