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#872 of 1005 Re: 2007 Escalade Update - Evaluation [awf_axis]
May 05, 2006 (10:27 am)
Thank you very much!!
I'm ordering them today.
#873 of 1005 Re: 2007 Escalade Update - Evaluation [gap2006]
May 05, 2006 (1:09 pm)
So what color did you get?
#874 of 1005 Re: 2007 Escalade Update - Evaluation [awf_axis]
May 05, 2006 (1:18 pm)
I got the black/black with 22's. Very sharp looking I must say.
#875 of 1005 Re: 2007 Escalade Update - Evaluation [awf_axis]
May 05, 2006 (7:47 pm)
I actually have zero POI's in the NAV. I really don't recall when I picked the vehicle up 2 weeks ago on hearing the spinning of the DVD was as noticeable as it is now. True that having the radio up lessens the noise, but it's still annoying.
I'm always afraid to bring it into the dealer to have them fix things. Usually when they touch an issue it is 100% worse. So if I tell them to lower the lights, they probably would lower them too low! But maybe the Caddi dealer is different then others.
What type of cleaning solutions does everyone use on the seats and dash?
Anyone have a cargo net for what it's worth, it should hold a bottle of water with the small space. If so, where does one get one cheap ?
I was pondering the idea of mud flaps from that ebay dealer, however a friend said that the reason they don't come with them was because it made it worse... Though it is a good question as to why no mud flaps with them anymore.
#876 of 1005 Re: 2007 Escalade Update - Evaluation [auto007]
May 05, 2006 (9:02 pm)
I got a cargo net off ebay. It's good because it will hold in all the groceries that have to be stacked in the small space behind the 3rd row. I got it off ebay for $9.00. It's a vertical net, not a hold down. Let's me stack stuff up.
As for the flappers, they work fine. I'm in snow country, and having all the mud and sand filling up the running boards was quite annoying. Also, the black finish was starting to look "sand blasted" up each front door from the dry sand on the freeways around here. I ran through a couple of snow melt puddles today, and they do the job reasonable. It's not going to stop the misting that occurs, but no direct hits along the doors under the mirrors.
Unless its part of the cladding design (like the 01-06 Denali's), they leave them for the accessory bin. Extra revenue, and its one of those things that are based more on demographics, than overall need.
Headlights shouldn't be an issue for the dealer. There's a set procedure. I'm thinking that maybe the factory did the light adjustments before the spare, and rear seats were installed. (Just a guess). That could be enough missing weight to make the adjustment too high. Something they would fine-tune on the assembly line as compaints come in, so do it.
May 10, 2006 (4:14 am)
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May 10, 2006 (5:53 am)
"The 2007 Cadillac Escalade is easily the most refined domestic SUV on the market. It's satisfyingly quick, reassuringly agile and surprisingly quiet and luxurious."
Full Test: 2007 Cadillac Escalade (Inside Line)
#879 of 1005 Performance Variance / Baffled on the 2007 reviews
May 10, 2006 (9:27 am)
I just read the previous post/redirect for Edmunds review of the 2007 Escalade, which I bought in March. The one thing that I find curious, because it's not subjective (like looks, or ride quality, etc), are the performance results.
Motor Trend's Test: 15.2 1/4 Mile & 0-60 in 6.5 secs
Car & Driver Test: 14.8 1/4 Mile & 0-60 in 6.3 secs
Edmunds Test: 15.8 1/4 Mile & 0-60 in 7.5 secs
These tests were on the same vehicle, AWD configuration, and similarly equipped (max options).
Are we talking skinny and fat drivers, passengers, test equipment, elevation, what? Seems that there has to be something very different on each case to make such large differences, especially with Edmunds.
What's funny is that Car & Driver actually tested the GL450 which was noted in the Edmund's article, and it was SLOWER than the Escalade in the 1/4 Mile and 0-60 test. Braking distance is where the GL450 shined in both reviews.
What's a poor boy to think?