1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7 Liter V8 from North America


Terrible Quality and high price


This is an extremely poor quality vehicle from the start. In the past 6 months I have had to replace the O2 sensors twice, the ECU (computer that controls the engine), the Fuel Pressure Regulator, several fuel injectors, the real passenger power outlets stopped working, the rear controls for the stereo actually 'fell off' although I have never even used them (cheap plastic) and it has been smoking for no apparent reason. The A/C stopped working on 'high' and the repair cost $1,300.

General Comments:

The Escalade is a great LOOKING vehicle and when it is working it actually has a smooth, quiet ride. The problem is there is always something needing repair, the entire vehicle is poorly built, door handles have come loose, components have stopped working for no reason and it has TERRIBLE gas mileage. After owning this SUV I will NEVER purchase another American built vehicle. Cadillac service has been terrible and overpriced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st September, 2003

26th Jan 2004, 21:13

Well I am sorry you have had those problems with your Cadillac. One thing I learned rather if it is an American vehicle or import it needs regular up keep,and that may the reason why it smokes. Cadillac can be costly to repair, but you're paying for what you're getting (a Cadillac). My suggestion to you would be to keep up on the maintence on it and that's with any vehicle, American or not!

1999 Cadillac Escalade from North America


Too much money, but a good SUV


The oil started leaking.

The brakes don't work well.

The rear left light didn't work after three weeks of purchase.

We gave the car to the dealer to check the brakes, but the dealer said they were fine, but the brakes really were not fine. You have to press the brake pedal all the way just to stop.

General Comments:

The car eats too much gas. But we like it, anyways the 1999 Cadillac was leased. We had it for three years 1999-2002. When we used to live in the upstate in New York, in the winter it was really cold and a lot of snow, the Escalade has heated seats so we turned them on really warm and cozy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2002

11th Aug 2002, 02:57

Hey I just bought a 1999 Cadillac Escalade from a Cadillac dealer in Syracuse I was wondering if you traded it in to a dealer in Syracuse. Please Respond.

11th Aug 2002, 10:22

Escalades are smart to buy used as they are just decked out chevy tahoes.

19th Jun 2003, 14:43

I just purchased a 350Z and still drive my Escalade. It's a 2002 and I don't ever plan on getting rid of this SUV. It has over 28,000 miles on it and all I've had done is regular maintenance and new tires. Well the tires don't really count since I upgraded to 26" Jesse James One-Offs. I read the comment that this is the " Greatest SUV in the World " and I completely agree.

11th Jul 2004, 13:29

You want heated seats, better gas mileage, better brakes, and still be able to get through New York snowstorms with ease? Buy a Jeep. You CAN'T beat it's 4X4. No computer crap like on some of the Infinity's and Lexus's, just pure 4X4. None of that "your car knows when it's on rain and snow and such" bull crap, you control it yourself, when you want it. Besides, the ones that are computer controlled will break down more easily.

15th Jan 2013, 16:04

Jeeps suck (just empty everyone's pockets). No luxury at all!