2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
I read the latest Yahoo article (04/11/10) decrying Escalade quality. It's an outrageous lie! We had several "Euro-lux" cars prior; this Escalade is an exceptional vehicle in all respects. Assumed, based on stereotypes, that the car was going to be an "American Slug" but needed the space & reluctantly went with it. Not so! It's been perhaps the best vehicle I've ever owned. Have driven cross- country, urban, & suburban settings for over two years. It's been utterly reliable, & the routine service provided by the dealer has been stellar. And this record of excellence has occurred in one of the USA's harshest climates; over 45,000 miles so far. Believe me, this vehicle has proven it's worth!
Space, space, space! Also, performance on snow is unbelievable. It's like a train on rails, even on fresh snow before the plows get out. When carrying the family, safety is also a top priority; this vehicle has all the highest safety ratings, PLUS weight. This equals unparalleled safety/confidence.
Sunroof over the passenger compartment would be nice. Also, fuel "economy" for its size is adequate but of course any improvement here would be a bonus.