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Mar 06, 2001 (3:57 pm)
While the Cadillac Escalade is the only SUV out there on the market with "Stabillitrak", it is not the only SUV out there with a stability control system. MB beat everyone to it with this important safety feature in 1998, when it equipped its M-class with ESP (electronic stability programme) as standard equipment; in fact, MB equipped every single one of its MY1999 vehicles with ESP as standard equipment. BMW was the next to provide it on their '00 X5 SAV (sic) in late 1999.
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Mar 07, 2001 (8:11 am)
That may be true but the ML and the X5 are not in the same league with the Escalade. Most people consider the ML and X5 as midsize or crossover SUVs while the Escalade is a full size beast.
Now did Lexus had stability control on the their LX 470 in '98?
#326 of 1005 Escalade is still not the full montey
Mar 07, 2001 (8:21 am)
if you ask the Excursion/suburban/yukon xl guys. I only have a measly trooper so I guess I shouldn't be talking. I believe the LC/LX470 do have Traction Control now though, but I could be wrong, and I know the Sequioa does.
#327 of 1005 Bigger is better???
Mar 07, 2001 (9:30 am)
sweetjeldorado- I sense in your comment (and from others on this forum), that if it's not "full-size," it's not as good—or as you you say—in the same league—as the Escalade?
Paisan is right. People who own (larger still) Suburbans, Yukon XLs, and Excursions feel the same way towards the Escalade, and other Expedition-sized vehicles. Do I agree with them. No. I think they're nuts, as I do for many people who buy these huge "beasts" (your word, not mine).
If you "need" (not want, but NEED) a large full-size SUV, then by all means, get one. However, most people can get all the luxury and SUV all-weather capability in many mid-size (or smaller) SUVs. Personally I'd much rather have the smaller ML or an X5, to the much larger Escalade.
Mar 07, 2001 (11:45 am)
My friend, you need not assume and ask me directly if Escalade is better than the ML and X5. Reread my post and know what I meant.
Where did I said that the Escalade was better than the Mercedes and BMW? The Escalade is for a different buyer while the Mercedes and BMW is for another different type of buyer. The Escalade is for the type of crowd that wants plushness with ride comfort with a lot of cargo room while the Mercedes and BMW is for the crowd that wants a crossover vehicle that handles like a car rather than a completely truck derivative of a truck. Until Cadillac produce a similar SUV to them or BMW and Mercedes built a product similar to the Escalade, full size, they don't compare and anyone on here know good well they don't.
"Personally I'd much rather have the smaller ML or an X5, to the much larger Escalade."
Well, get one then. I would rather be seen in the Escalade rather than the ugly Isuzi Trooper and the Subaru Wagon.
"Paisan is right. People who own (larger still) Suburbans, Yukon XLs, and Excursions feel the same way towards the Escalade, and other Expedition-sized vehicles. Do I agree with them. No. I think they're nuts, as I do for many people who buy these huge "beasts" (your word, not mine)."
To each their own.
Mar 07, 2001 (1:01 pm)
Did I say that your Escalade is ugly? Nope, Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder. You need not call my ugly Isuzu Trooper (and please spell it correctly when ditching on it)!
For one thing, I'm glad that Caddy finally caught up to the Trooper as far as features. We've had Power folding mirrors since 1998!!!!! Not to mention I can almost get 2 fully loaded Troopers with a far superior AWD system (AWD, 2wd, 4wd lo) than the Escalade for about the price of 1 Escalade...
#330 of 1005 sweetjeldorado
Mar 07, 2001 (1:24 pm)
I reread your post, and (reading between the lines) it still comes across as bigger is better. Obviously Paisan picked up on that too.
<Well, get one then. I would rather be seen in the Escalade rather than the ugly Isuzi Trooper and the Subaru Wagon.>
I could care less what others "see me drive." I don't need a $50K+ SUV to make me feel good.
#331 of 1005 No offense......
Mar 07, 2001 (2:29 pm)
I like Isuzus, big fan of the Vehicross....but take a drive in a $50k SUV- like a 4.4 X5 and you will want to launch that Trooper off a cliff.....I am replacing a 98 4Runner LTD soon, after I drove the V8 X5 when it first dropped- I didn't want to get back into the Toyota.
Too many fun toys out there.
00 Viper GTS
01 Acura CL-S
#333 of 1005 Escalade vs. MB and BMW
Mar 08, 2001 (3:43 pm)
JG...You should consider the Escalade, at least to the extent of test driving it. For many of the buyers in the $45K+ price range, you will find the Escalade rides very nicely and exudes luxury in every detail. It's not just size that matters, but the comfort and ride characteristics as well. The only true way to measure those ride characteristics is to drive it for yourself.