"I've purchased this new and have had no issues other than regular maintenance. Super comfortable and roomy interior. Two features that I wish this had is a power tailgate and bluetooth. It averages 15MPG for overall driving (mostly around town)"
"My 2004 Escalade has been a show piece and head turner from day one, awesome to drive, has lots of bells and whistles.
Downside: poor gas mileage (11 MPG), and unbelievably expensive to fix. Example: one headlight went out. Cost to replace $1300 !!!!!
Would not buy again based on cons above"
"This was the car that my wife and I wanted for a long time but said not until we can afford it. Well, we bought an 06 in mint condition from the original owner. WORST MISTAKE EVER!
This is still the best looking SUV on the exterior, but that is it. This is the last GM I will ever own.
The interior is very cheaply made. plastic everything. the center console paint is chipping, the plastic wood grain is loose and the doors rattle. We have always taken it in to the shop for everything immediately and never abused the truck off road. other than exterior design, this thing is a pile of junk. Save yourself $20k and get a tahoe. Not to mention value. There is none. Our sticker price was $72k and 7 years later we are being told that it is worth $12-$14k on a trade in. I understand that all dealers low ball, but c/mon!!
Just for fun, this is what I have repaired:
air compressor for suspension (600)
tailgate lock acuator(500)
driver side lock switch(300)
heated seat electronics(300)
steering wheel radio control components(200)
entire navigation system(1200)
front wheel barrings(400)