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Best SUV out there
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By frank s
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2008 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I also own a 2007 Range Rover HSE with luxury package, and it's a great truck, but Escalade platinum is unbelievable. Everything is covered in soft great smelling leather, including dash and doors and entire seats. Power is spot on and most of all ride has better control and smoothness than regular Escalade and Range Rover because of magna ride. Same suspension as Ferrari 599 and Chevy Corvette ZR1 and new Caddy CTS-V . Must drive on highway. It's an absolute dream. Let's buy American again, because GM is finaly making a perfect car and America's future is in our hands to keep American companies alive for a better future.


Best Features

Leather, ride, navigation, white diamond color, and most of all power and ride with 100% quality.


Worst Features

Make rear seats fold flat down


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2008 cadillac escalade 4WD
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By doug delano
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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Not sure where to begin, this is my 2nd slade and the best. GM does need to give this monster motor multi-displacement and possibly engine off at idle, but appreciate its ability to run on mid grade nicely and regular in a pinch with no problems. 3rd seat layout is a joke and it went in my mini storage the 2nd day. Exhaust note at idle and low rpm is absolutely beautiful! And at freeway speeds muffler tech. makes the hearty growl disappear (Huh, how'd they do that ?) I've got 6600 miles on this brute and oil life is still projected at 38% left. Pretty cool with factory oil, and it hasn't used a drop.So much more to praise; ride/sound/build/comfort/Power/etc qualities. Platinum model next


Best Features

Engine, engine, engine !! Sweetest one yet (sans ZR1 motor) Interior , ergonomics, 22's from the factory, exhaust note, great looks, and mostly; Reliability Plus !


Worst Features

Lose some weight and go to IRS for flat floor and lower height. No multi displacement is inexcusable ! Lower rolling resistance tires need to be on this truck as well. 6 spd auto needs to reprogrammed for quicker downshifts at slower speeds. Fuel savings is micro -minimal at 30 mph when in 5th gear


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Don't drink the Cadillac koolaid!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bobby
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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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This may be the nicest looking large SUV, however the trade off for reliability, build quality/materials, and lack of basic amenities leave this owner regretting every drive. I only have 7 thousand miles and the things spends more time at the dealer than my garage. GM clearly rushed this vehicle to market before it was done. The interior materials are cheap and not color matched. The metal is different colors and burns your hands. My door panels are turning purple from black. Only 2 windows auto down. the third seat is a pain to store. The onstar drops calls in the city, god forbid I need it out of town. Buy something else!


Best Features

Exterior design.


Worst Features

There is not enough room. Better interior materials, that feel better and match. Fold flat seats in the rear. Better shifting transmission. All four windows should auto up and down. Fix the onstar issue as California requires hands free phone use. The wood metal is cheap for 70 thousand $ vehicle.


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Don't waste your money
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By R.Shoe.
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2008 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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It is nice to drive and looks sharp. That is about it. Engineers must have been high when the interior was planned. The rear pass. windows don't roll down all the way. Was told GM makes these doors to small around the wheel well hence window rolls down 1/2 way - no it's not a safety thing. There are no pockets in the back side doors. No Storage. All of the seats are SO uncomfortable. They are like sitting on concrete. The third row seats have no place to put anything. For the third row both cup holders are on the left side of the car. There is a water leak in sun roof. Too many problems to list. No wonder GM is having financial problems.


Best Features

Still searching.


Worst Features

Scratch current design and start from the beginning. Place this as an example of what not to do and rebuild from square one.


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The definition of incompetence
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Lan
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2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Smooth as silk if driven on glass. On slightly rough road, it hops a lot. Terrible visibility. Inconvenient entry/exit of rear passengers. Loose fitting panels. doors fill with water when washed. Transmission shifting erratic, and unpredictable (dangerous when towing). Cheep chrome on wheels and roof racks. Too noisy for a Cadillac. Rear suspension leveling is week. Flaws too many to list. Were Cadillac's engineers drunk or just plane incompetent??


Best Features

Engine power


Worst Features

Where does one start on a car so, so far behind rivals of the same price! Like Lexus and Mercedes.


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