"I have never had an escalade before, but we've now owned this awesome truck for over 3 years. Very few mechanical issues even though mileage getting high. No rust for an older vehicle! This older model doesn't have the nicer interior of the newer ones, but overall very roomy and rides great. I would buy another one for sure!"
Pros: "Comfort, class, good feel, proud, good utility."
Cons: "Front lights fogged over and could not be cleared."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The only problems were the headlights and the load stabilizers.Gas mileage 14.9, oil changed every 4000 miles,
needs new alternator , GPS is out of date , the leather driver seat needs to replaced. Original pearl paint starting to fade .Had a major maintenance repairs reccomended by dealer at 105,000 miles .Still looks great.
This is the best truck or car I have ever had. I called it my Texas cadillac and would have put horns on it if I had found some ."
Cons: "Can't maneuver in tight spots-Need rear camera"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Drove this truck for 3 years and after warranty was over, had to replace transmission. Then all small items like wiper motor, blower motor fan, rear back up sensors went out. It be wise to purchase an extended warranty on a used car this old (2004). Still driving it. Thinking of purchasing another EXT, but 2009."
"Priced at about the same as an avalanche why would you not get the EXT? I love mine.. Its 10 years old and I still get compliments on it everyday. I have 0 problems with it and still rides like a brand new truck. Luxury with a mix of a utility truck. Gas mileage sucks but you dont buy this car for MPGs! Nav is tricky but works great once you figure out how to input destinations. All in all the best truck I have ever bought and you can get a great deal on a used one! Get one now!"
"I love my truck, great in winter, summer, spring and fall. Gas mileage is terrible but if ya can't afford the gas you can't afford the truck as they say...has been a real joy to drive/own was my "dream truck"."
"I've had it for about 6 months and already put 10k miles on it. Work is about a half a mile away which shows how much I like to just drive it around. It looks great, performs as good as you maintain it and gets tons of compliments wherever you go. My 4wheeler fits perfect in the back with the tailgate down and you can still have 5 people in the cab. I wish it wasn't AWD but maybe that just keeps me out of trouble. If your looking at buying one and you aren't worried about keeping it clean or hauling a huge trailer, I'd recommend it."