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2005 Cadillac Escalade

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2005 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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The Cadillac Escalade lives up to the Cadillac reputation. The Escalade has sexy styling with well contoured curves. The interior of the Escalade is where is really shines, with all the bells and whisltes you can imagine, you feel like your in a small jet. It takes some reading and practice to get use to its instrument panel and if your lucky enough to have it, the readout on the trip computer and satelite radio. The stereo is built in digitally and sounds very nice as well as the 5 CD changer. The most fun is the dual climate control (really tri) for driver, passanger and rear passanger (all seperate for each persons comfort) The vehicle handles well, but it takes longer to stop.


Best Features

Multi Climate Control, programable main drivers seat position, Heated seats and the automatic rearview side mirrors make you feel like your batman...and oh yeah, it allows me to fit the vehicle into my garage.


Worst Features

Mute button for the stereo on the steering wheel and clearer clarification of buttons


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Best SUV on the road
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By Bob Vanard
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2005 Cadillac Escalade Rwd 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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The Escalade was purchased for the style and comfort. The ride is compared to riding your living sofa with wheels. Sure some of the interior plastic is cheap looking but I did not buy it for the interior appearence, We enjoy the looks and ride, I like to sit above the traffic and see what's ahead of me with the Escalade, I have the best SUV on the market. I'm one proud owner.


Best Features

Seats, ride and the overall appearence.


Worst Features

Cooled seats.


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Love My Escalade
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By Kirsten Stafford
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2005 Cadillac Escalade Rwd 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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This is the first American car I have ever purchased, but I have benn an SUV driver for years. This is by far the nicest looking, head turning comfortable ride out there!!! But dont want to ride to far! It gets terrible gas mileage, but if you have money like most who drive one, it is not an issue!


Best Features

Love interior, the fancy grill and 22 inch wheels look fantastic on it...Best color is pearl white.


Worst Features

Transmission is not always sooth, sometimes feel a little jumpy when driving.


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Best Escalade Yet
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By BOB
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2005 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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With the exception of the poor fuel milage (with the most powerfull V8, what do you expect?) this is the most capable luxury SUV on the market today.


Best Features

The fact that its at home at a formal gathering or with a pair of jeans and t-shirt. Certainly has a lot a curb appeal.


Worst Features

Make the AWD version capable of shifting into 2WD to save on fuel milage and driveline wear.


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GM's Best SUV
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By Keith
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2005 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I love my new Escalade! I just bought an '05 , Black with the 20" Cadillac chrome wheels. When you drive this truck you get noticed a lot. I had an '02, it was a Certified vehicle and never had any trouble with it, so after 2 years with that one I wanted a new one. Nothing like the smell of Cadillac leather. Not only is the truck awesome, the dealership is top notch (hard to find these days)!


Best Features

The style, comfortable ride, Bose sound, 14 way heated seats, fit / finish. No sqeeks or rattles like the usual GM vehicles.


Worst Features

Running boards get scratched easily .


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