20th Nov 2022, 17:15

Just get a Suburban. Pretty much the same vehicle, only a few $ thousands cheaper.

21st Nov 2022, 15:27

I looked and you CAN get Cadillac Escalades in the UK, either used or new. Looks like used ones are the way to go since new ones are going to be close to £100,000. I randomly looked them up and a used one showed up for £14,000 and a newer used one was £60,000.

As an American my recommendation to anyone who isn't in the US who has never seen one of these - you will want to do so. Why? These things are enormous. I have been to the UK and many of the roads there are a lot narrower than the average road here, because most roads here were built for cars whereas your roads are often 100's of years old and were made for horse and buggies. I cannot imagine driving a car like this on some of the roads I saw in the UK.

Secondly you would need to be prepared to possibly spend a decent amount of money on parts that would likely have to be sent from the US, which means expensive shipping. I seriously doubt you can - for example - go to a parts store in the UK and request an air filter, oil filter, or who knows what else for one of these. They simply are not common there and so there's no reason for a store to stock such parts.

Lastly, you'd have to be prepared to stick out like a sore thumb. If you like getting attention, some giant thing like this will probably do it. If not? Maybe not the vehicle for you.

22nd Nov 2022, 00:46

Thanks for all replies and advice. Yes pretty much any 4x4 SUV vehicles here in the UK might as well be like a Ford Excursion; our roads are pretty narrow and big cars stick out like a sore thumb as mentioned.

In the late 90s and early 00s I did see a few Jeep Cherokee's about where I live, pretty sure it was available here at the time. Looked a more reasonable size, no bigger than our Land/Range Rover 4x4 vehicles. Possibly still an option.

25th May 2023, 05:16

These dawgs depreciate FAST. Like would you go out and buy one 5 or 10 years old? Heck no. Unless you have money to burn...

25th May 2023, 19:45

They depreciate fast but you would need "money to burn" to buy a 10 year old one?

Self-contradict much?

25th May 2023, 20:02

Sounds like any brand new vehicle from any manufacturer these days.