My 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT has been amazing, especially in sloppy winter driving in up state NY. It handles amazingly well for someone with a led foot, even on icy roads. It's made up for a lot of my mistakes, and it does it discreetly. It currently has 42,500 miles, and I can't decide if I should keep it or get a new one. I love this truck.
My truck is 13 years old and still makes everyone jealous. It is incredibly dependable. Cost of repair is no different than any other truck. Has the handling and ride of a car. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
The Cadillac EXT is a truly dream machine...my husband ordered this vehicle as a surprise, and had every available option put on it (we had admired them ever since they hit the market)...the attention to detail is something to be appreciated. The thing is a class act, from bumper to bumper, and the interior is total "Cadillac comfort" throughout. It is amazing how agile this vehicle is, considering its size...you have to drive an EXT to experience how well it handles. It has plenty of "get up and go"...very responsive. Be warned-If you decide to take and EXT for a spin, it will be love and first drive, and you will be hooked! :)
Wow! This is an all around great car to buy. Even though it is quite expensive-it is GREAT! I love everything about my Escalade. I was hesitant at first about buying this car. It was between the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator. The features are great with this car!!!
This is the best car I have ever driven it has every thing. I get great mileage on the escalade and have lots of fun driving around town in it. The seat are comfortable and the color of the outside and the inside are outstanding. As much money as I have out into this vehical it has givin me so much more back. I think every body needs to have a cadillac escalade you will never regreat buying this vehical it is such a good car. I want to thank the company for making such a realiable truck. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rather amazing that a three-ton, all-wheel drive truck can score a 15-second quarter-mile time. The Cadillac's 6.0-liter engine manages to make this beast feel light on its feet with a Kansas-flat torque curve and positive upshifts. The wide gear ratios had the EXT only mid way through third gear at the quarter-mile lights, but above 4,500 rpm (it shifted around 5,400 rpm) the engine did get a little brusque -- though with this vehicle a completely reserved engine note would have likely been a disappointment.
The EXT has a fair amount of pedal movement when engaging ABS, but minimal noise and no kickback through the pedal. Very brief wheel lockup could be heard as the system cycled, and the nose dived a bit, but no more than expected for a truck. The shortest stopping distance came on our third and final run, and 135 feet is commendable for such a heavy vehicle. Less pedal movement and squishiness would be appreciated, but overall an impressive system.
Strong engine power and light steering make the EXT feel smaller than it is, but it's still a large heavy vehicle that doesn't want to change direction quickly. Placing it between the cones was tricky due to its size, and eyewitness reports noted that the Caddy would lift a rear wheel when I got aggressive with my steering input (this explained the somewhat abrupt rear-end swings I experienced). It's hard to fault a 6,000-pound truck for not beign more nimble in the slalom test. For what it is, the EXT handles admirably. Karl Brauer