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Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade EXT, Cadillac Escalade ESV, SUV
#799 of 1005 Re: e: R.e My opinion on the rivals.... [jamessahal]
Aug 30, 2005 (7:54 am)
James, the Cadillac ESV doesn't really look funny over here because so many vehicles are long like that ( Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, Ford Excursion... and not as long... the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, Toyota Sequoia, etc). Seems like 50% of Americans drive an SUV or some type of truck.
The Hummer is nothing like the Cadillac... totally different vehicles, I would have never thought of comparing the two. I'm not a Hummer fan at all!
nvbanker will probably know the selling numbers on the Escalade vs. Navigator. It seems to me that I see about equal of each driving around. The 'plus' with the Navigator is that they have automatic folding third seats and an automatic opening and closing tailgate; also, an automatic opening/closing running boards as an option (which are nice). I bet the new Escalade will have many improvements when the restyled 2007 comes out next year.
If Cadillac would put the new STS dash in the SRX, that would be one nice looking vehicle inside and out. As I mentioned before, the SRX has the CTS center plastic vent set up and looks like it came out of a Kia!
A good friend of mine just bought the 2006 Lexus RX400h (Hybrid). Very nice vehicle as they come completely loaded. The only option is a rear DVD player.
Do you see very many Hybrids in the UK?
#800 of 1005 Re: e: R.e My opinion on the rivals.... [mark156]
Aug 30, 2005 (10:09 am)
I thought though that the Hummer and the Caddy have the same 6.0 V8 but are just tuned differently?
The Escalades the same as the Suburan and all those, and i think that the GMC version is the "best".
Hybrids... Ermmm. Well ive seen one Lexus RX400h and the top model hered comes standard with DVD screens in the hear restraints. The waiting list is longgg though. Order here tomorrow and you wont get it until early next year!
The Toyota Prius, not many around. The Honda Insight? Must of seen about 2 since they were launched a few years ago. The Ford Escape, it was axed here because it wasnt selling because it was that rubbish so we dont get that hybrid. The Lexus GS450h, not out yet but expect to see some but not lots and lots.
I see more diesels here than anything.
How popular is the Infiniti FX over there, do you see many on the road and what sort of person are in them? (It should go in the other forum but...)
Aug 30, 2005 (12:41 pm)
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#802 of 1005 Re: e: R.e My opinion on the rivals.... [jamessahal]
Aug 30, 2005 (1:05 pm)
James, the General Motors 6.0 liter engine is used in several vehicles. I wouldn't say it's a "Cadillac" engine per se. The Hummer may use it but I feel certain the frame is not from the Cadillac/GMC/Chevy. The Hummer is a very wide vehicle, especially the H1. And, the arm rest between the driver and passenger is huge and unattractive to me. Now that the H3 has come out, it may share the under pinnings with another GM model.
I can't imagine an H1 trying to maneuver around London streets much less park one there! I guess the same could be said for the Cadillac ESV (trying to stay on topic!)
I see the FX here and there... not major popular but I see them around.
#803 of 1005 Re: e: R.e My opinion on the rivals.... [jamessahal]
Aug 30, 2005 (11:16 pm)
Hi James - The Escalade outsells the Lincoln Navigator in the states. A couple of factors are in their favor - the engine is larger and more powerful, and the Cadillac is the rap star's favorite. I consider the Navigator superior in features and engineering, but that's just my opinion - the Cadillac is a good truck.
#804 of 1005 Re: e: R.e My opinion on the rivals.... [mark156]
Aug 30, 2005 (11:16 pm)
The H-3 is a Chevy Colorado under the skin.
#805 of 1005 Re: e: R.e My opinion on the rivals.... [nvbanker][mark156]
Aug 31, 2005 (3:59 am)
Hey, I agree, i prefer the Navigator too. I think its more, refined inside and it has better more useful things like the electric seats and tailgate.
Isn't the Chevy Tahoe, the same car platform and everything as a Yukon, H2 and Escalade??
I thought it was!
Also, after Hurricane Katrina, gulf of mexico, american oil, trouble ahead for fuel prices???
On our news it said that those oil rigs that have been collpasing and thrown into bridges and sunk, that they supply a lot of americas oil.
Aug 31, 2005 (5:30 am)
I have to admit, I'm not sure which platforms are under which vehicles or who shares what. I know the Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade share the same platform, not sure about the Hummer vehicles. As nvbanker said above, the Chevrolet Colorado's platform is shared with new Hummer 3.
It seems unusual, for instance, that the Chrysler PT Cruiser shares the same platform as the Dodge Neon. Goes to show the underpinnings have nothing to do with the similarity or looks of the car.
James, yes, the storm in New Orleans is affecting gas prices. I haven't heard about any oil platforms sinking but one did cut loose from it's moorings and hit a bridge.
The president said he will release some of the US strategic oil reserves to off set the loss of oil coming from the Gulf of Mexico. That should help stabilize prices. We'll see.
So, those are my "thoughts and worries"...... have you thought of having your own talk show?
#807 of 1005 Escalade [mark156]
Aug 31, 2005 (7:36 am)
Ha ha love one about cars and just get paid to drive cars all day long.
#808 of 1005 Re: e: R.e My opinion on the rivals.... [nvbanker][mark156] [jamessahal]
Aug 31, 2005 (10:19 am)
I think All things related to gas prices would be a better place to discuss gasoline princes.