16th Apr 2017, 10:06
Instead of buying a high mileage Escalade, why not buy a low mileage Chevrolet loaded Avalanche for example if a person is shopping for an Escalade truck. Or a GM low mileage big SUV? Does it have to be a Cadillac? If I were shopping for this style of vehicle, I would start out with a new or low mileage one. And sell this one with high miles. I see a lot of reviews with people buying these towards the end of their life, just to own a Cadillac. Doesn't make sense to me.
17th Apr 2017, 10:28
A 638 horsepower supercharged Cadillac is not offered in this body style. Make mine a manual trans. Breaks 200 mph on a track. Good thinking.
18th Apr 2017, 20:36
The commenter was giving advice on a possible warped rotor problem, and not suggesting to run out and buy a low mileage or brand new 200mph Cadillac.
19th Apr 2017, 17:20
And the original reviewer had overheating and starting issues, and it drifted onto another commenter's issue with brakes without helping the original reviewer. When they hit high miles, as a suggestion shop newer.
20th Apr 2017, 13:52
Many people buy very high mileage older used Escalades, Navigators, Range Rovers etc very cheap as a low cost prestige look. With a beer budget. Look at the original reviewer's tally on recent repairs. There's plenty of newer lower cost vehicles out there, but there's less cache. Not everyone is happy that way, but it's sensible with buying nicer other brands with low miles. My family owns horses and we like to say as a comparison the cheapest thing to buy is the horse. It's all the ongoing care and upkeep that puts you way up there. Same here. What fun is it to have a potentially massive repair bill hit on an old, very high mileage SUV?
I know a guy that just bought modern LED front head lights for his SUV for a new late model look. Spent 6 hours taking out the grille and bumper cover etc. Then couldn't plug into the harness completely and spliced in new wires. Now the lights don't work turning it on. Plus he has to re-aim the new bulbs. He has to take it all apart to troubleshoot. It's a high mileage vehicle. Why bother trying to do things like this. Buy a newer vehicle or stay in your newer vehicle affordability comfort zone. I simply don't get people buying vehicles over 150000 miles for a look or ego driven look at me. My 2 cents. I don't need a Cadillac emblem. People like you for who you are, I have found.
20th Apr 2017, 18:27
You guys realize you're responding to a review from 11 years ago, right? The owner probably sold this thing years ago...
22nd Apr 2017, 08:58
Would be cool to see how much money he dumped in this since. It's an Escalade right?
14th Apr 2017, 17:39
Check to see if your rotors are warped; it's more of an easier fix before getting into anything else.