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THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY
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By irvdaddynyc
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2008 Cadillac Escalade SUV 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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THE GOOD ... Looks of the Escalade are second to none (eye catcher) ..... Powerful 6.2 motor (love the sound when I turn it on) THE BAD ... Horrible fuel mileage (barely 11mpg), plastic door handles (c'mon really??), Rear windows go down half way (sucks for rear passengers), Rear passengers are always hitting their feet exiting (seat adjustment needed), 3rd row seating ever worse (passengers knees hit their chest) THE UGLY ... Plastic (fake) wood grain interior panels are quick to get scratched and LOOKS horrible!! Overall I like my Escalade, just wished I purchased an ESV instead. Full rear doors(windows roll ALL the way down) 3rdrow seating has more leg room plus you have cargo space


Favorite Features

As the owner and driver I am somewhat content with my Escalade which I purchased for on my birthday for 34,500 in August 2012. Powerful engine, interior, steering wheel functions, gps, onstar, bose radio all thumbs up!! Glad I didn't purchase this truck for 80k I would've been upset !!!!! Don't think its worth 80k using a lot of plastic parts


Suggested Improvements

1) Need better fuel economy 2) Needs an Ipod or aux jack (Tahoe & suburban cost less money and have it.... clueless as to why an $80k vehicle doesn't have it. 3) Needs Metal door handles 4) Needs more leg room even if compromises truck space on base model. 5) $80k and fake wood grain? damn shame


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Looks aren't everything
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By cbloomers
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2008 Cadillac Escalade SUV 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Brought an 08 escalade drives OK not to clever around corners, and auto box has problems keeping up with engine sometimes. Build quality was the down fall and the reason I got rid of it, went for a LR3 Land rover instead much nicer to drive


Favorite Features

auto tail gate, Onstar, comfort


Suggested Improvements

build quality, build quality, better auto box and alarm


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Love the Escalade!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Escalade loover
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2008 Cadillac Escalade SUV 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Bought the Escalade used, but feels like new. Finest vehicle we've ever owned; style matters. The Sequoia is ugly and so we took a chance on Cadillac and have not been disappoointed.


Favorite Features

Style, spaciousness for family of 5, power, Bose stereo, and it floats on the highway.


Suggested Improvements

Fuel economy (yeah right) and a couple of loose arm rests.


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66K Piece of Junk
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By Mike
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2008 Cadillac Escalade SUV 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I loved the look of the new Escalade and alas that is all the car is. Just something good to look at. But it is a mechanical nightmare. This truck looks, drives and feels like it was put together in a hurry. I only have 2500 miles on it and the tranny bucks like a horse at least 3 times a day. Cadillac has reprogrammed some kind of computer but it keeps doing it and they say that there is nothing that they can do to fix it. It also idles very rough, the first month we had it it was fine and now it vibrates so badly at stop lights that it is embarrassing. Cadillac told me to use premium, I have and it still does it.Sometimes the power lift gate does not want to work. Should've gotten a 08 Sequoia


Favorite Features

My favorite features would have to be the navigation system and the power lift gate.


Suggested Improvements

Too many to list, so I'll go with a few, intelligent key, real wood, more comfortable seats, a DOHC engine..and a locking gas cap or fuel filler release lever would be greatly appreciated.


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Surprisingly good
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By domesticdude
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2008 Cadillac Escalade SUV 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Cadillac is on a role, and the Escalade is no exception. It has great looks, lots of luxury and features, 403 hp, and an exhaust note from a muscle car. I never thought i would buy and SUV, but the Escalade sold itself. The power and exhaust note surprised me most as it is quick (for and SUV), and sounds great. The handling also really surprised me as it handles like a much smaller car. The only negatives i can fin is the old school tilt only steering wheel, third row seat ( everything about it from room to not power folding), and a light in the rear of the car rattles. The GPS in this car is absolutely fantastic, it is the highlight of an already great interior. Just a great SUV.


Favorite Features

Power, exhaust note, handling, looks, features, interior, GPS, and the seat heaters are incredible!


Suggested Improvements

Everything about the third row, needs to fold flat and get more room in front of and behind it. and needs to have power telescoping steering wheel


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