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Advice: Buy oneI have 600 mi on my 2006 & this is a great SUV! Nimble in spite of size & very comfortable. Engine, performance, styling & exhaust note are terrific. The Escalade can be a class leader with a few updates: auto up on drivers window; more storage in front (sunglass compartment, drink holders in doors); power tailgate; 2 power outlets up front (not in console); one or two storage cubbies in middle seat area (e.g doors or seat in-sides); telescoping steering wheel & 5 speed transmission round out my recommendations.
Advice: My last car was Mercedes. Next car is going to be Mercedes or LexusSRX needs a lot of improvements. I bought a 2004 SRX in October 2004 and the car has been towed into the dealership 3 times before Christmas for starting problems. The designers of the car could at little to no cost made the car much better. Getting in and out of car is hard to do with rubbing your pant leg on the rocker panel. The transmission is very jumpy. The glove box is unusable because it is too small and hidden under the dash. The centre console has 2 compartments but only one acess. To get at the lower level you must remove top level. The second and third row coat hooks need to be turned 90'. When you hit the mute button is blocks the display for the time. Third row seat belt is in the way when you try and use cargo cover. Second row seat does not lay flat and has large gap between it and the floor when it is in the down postion.
Cons: Terrible odor
Advice: Don'tFirm but hard ride Handles well Has been at the dealer more than in our garage. It has a terrible odor after stop and go driving . The smell will burn your eyes an cause nausea. Dealer doesn't know what's wrong with it nor does anyone else. Actually a danger to drive due to toxic fumes.A real lemon I would think twice before I purchased this vehicle. I wonder if anyone else has had this problem. e-mail me
Pros: Interior design
Cons: Rear view difficult
Advice: Test drive one. You will be surprised.Very nice quality for a GM car. We got the V8 w/ no other options. Feels well equiped as is. Great power with the northstar but gas milage is 16 to 17 combined while driving 'nice' for 1st 500 miles. Difficult from wanting to step on it with performance thats there.
Pros: Moon roof
Advice: A very good choice in a luxury SUVGreat power, handle's like a dream, very comfortable. Good looking, quality built. I have the 6 and it is very fast. The seats are very comfortable and supportive.
Cons: lack of quality control
Advice: buy one but have a Toyota to driveWonderful riding and handling vehicle as we bought the v8 w. all wheel drive and magnetic suspension. Great seats and I have a terrible back! Unfortunately, worst reliabilitity of any vehicle I've owned. Service to date (6000 miles and 5 months!)includes: warped engine w. oil leak, rack and pinion fell apart,transmission/sport mode malfunctions and shifts on its own, rear axle whines so needs new differential, ABS brakes may have mind of its own, etc
Pros: Comfort & performance
Cons: Third seat is among the worst I've seen or used; Kids only!
Advice: Test drive and you will buy!This automobile is a dream. Could not ask for a better handling vehicle. Power is awesome! Have 8,000 miles and six months of service with no problems.