1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7 Vortec from North America


An excellent vehicle for the money and very comfortable


Fuel pump failed at 163,000 miles. Not really an issue; rather expected with that many miles.

General Comments:

This Escalade is the first Cadillac I have owned, however it is just an upgraded Tahoe, but is extremely comfortable to drive and ride in. Much more comfortable than my wife's new Toyota 4 Runner. Plenty of room, with a quiet, smooth ride.

It does seem a little short of power, even though the engine is still in excellent condition.

There are no oil leaks, and the exterior of the vehicle has held up very well.

I purchased the vehicle from a friend who bought it new, and it has had very good care and shows it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2016

1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7 Vortec gas from North America


Repairs can add up, all at once!


Rear main seal repair - $800.

Front brakes and rotors - $200.

Tie rods and ball joints - $200.

Power steering repair - $350.

Will need to repair the rear differential soon and was quoted around $400-$450.

Gas gauge needs adjusting or resetting $$?

And just recently my gear shifter fell apart when shifting the car. So I'm estimating the cost somewhere around $100-$200.

General Comments:

This car is tough, but at the same time it's a couch on wheels. Comfortable, and has every option you would want on a truck and more. Even though I have not been able to drive it 2 weeks without something going wrong, I wouldn't be surprised if I get 250,000 out of it. It always starts on the first or second crank (battery issue now resolved) and has not left me stranded, except the time I ran out of gas because of the gas gauge not being accurate (middle of winter too, LOL). I feel safe with my family in it, and can't expect much more from a 16 year old car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2015

14th Apr 2017, 17:52

I'm the original poster, just giving an update.

I now have 179k, exhaust manifold down pipe cracked, I believe my fuel pump is going because it's giving hard start after the truck is warm, and my CV boot cover just ripped. I got the down pipe welded, but I think I'm going to be looking into selling the Escalade. I know I have to sell it for cheap considering the repairs needed, but it still keeps chugging. It got me through rough winters within the last 2 years, so satisfied for what I have used it for, even considering I had it parked for half a summer (down pipe repair).

1999 Cadillac Escalade 350 from North America


One of GM's Caddy Division's best decisions


Every so often within the last 50000 miles, the car will not start. I climb in, turn the key, the engine turns over and sounds like it will start, but it doesn't. I try it again, and the same thing happens; it sounds like it will start (turns over and fires), but it doesn't. Can anyone out there help me?

General Comments:

The car rides well, corners like a sedan.

The interior is spacious and clean. The leather still looks new.

The steering wheel is beginning to show signs of normal wear on the leather.

There was a small blister that appeared on the dash directly in from of the driver that has grown. The leather (vinyl) has begun to peal and is the size of a quarter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2006

27th May 2006, 13:27

I have a 99 Cadillac and have owned it for approx 2 years now. I would like to know where I could find this canute valve at? And is anyone else getting vibrations when trying to come to a complete stop? There's a lot of shaking and vibrating generally when going from 45-50 to a complete stop. I am really stumped, I read the Yukon Denali has this problem and it was the slip yoke? Does the caddy have one? Please help!