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#10406 of 10991 Re: Fords [robr2]
Feb 27, 2013 (9:26 am)
Just add dealer-installed diamond encrusted DUBs.
#10407 of 10991 Re: Fords [ateixeira]
Feb 27, 2013 (1:01 pm)
A loaded Escalade here in Canada is pushing close to $110k, which I think is a bit outrageous for basically a dressed up Chevy frame and powertrain with a SUV body, 3 bench seats, and some leather and wood trim.
#10408 of 10991 Re: Fords [boomchek]
Feb 27, 2013 (1:14 pm)
Canada gets hosed on a lot of car related things. Are those prices inclusive of tax?
I notice the Canadian equivalent to my new car is about 10K more - but Canadian models have standard leather.
#10409 of 10991 Re: Fords [fintail]
Feb 27, 2013 (1:17 pm)
That's plus 12% taxes = so it's about $120k with taxes, and I think there's a gas guzzler levy of $5000 on top of that too.
Surprisingly small economy cars are priced about the same now as in the US, it's just the luxury cars that are priced more.
#10410 of 10991 Re: Fords [boomchek]
Feb 27, 2013 (1:22 pm)
120K+ - who'd spend that on an Escalade? Sounds insane even for a Rover or a G-wagen.
#10411 of 10991 Re: Fords [fintail]
Feb 27, 2013 (1:47 pm)
I'd blow that on a G if I were looking for the most capable SUV out there.
Not a Range Rover though. I see the last gen 2004 and up models for $5-$10k at the auction, with the usualy saggy suspension, dashboard lit up like a christmas tree, and half the electronics not working
Feb 27, 2013 (2:27 pm)
Capable yes, but for less than the price of either the Gangsta's School Bus or a RR, I go right for a Mercedes GL which is quicker, tows more, gets better mileage (even in petrol form) and costs less. Then there's that diesel...
Mercedes also nailed it with the styling as well IMO.
The Gelandewagon is cool but I think the old Oxcart suspension might be tiring for me and the thing has the aerodynamics of a brick
#10413 of 10991 Re: Fords [anythngbutgm]
Feb 27, 2013 (2:30 pm)
The GL is actually quite spacious. Our friends had one and when we were on holidays, after checking in to a hotel we were able to explore our vacation destination in their GL, with 4 of us adults, and our 2 kids in baby seats, plus 2 strollers and other baby stuff.
The only thing he had to replace was the tranny but since it was under warranty it saved him about $7k
Feb 27, 2013 (2:41 pm)
Yikes, 7 grand! Was it an older one?
I hardly hear of Mercedes trannies going South, at least not until they get into the higher miles. My wifes business partner had one of the first CLS's and he replaced his about 130k but he is a pretty aggressive driver as well.
If I had a big family and I needed a hauler, (and had theat kind of coin to spend ) the GL320 would be it.
#10415 of 10991 Re: Fords [anythngbutgm]
Feb 27, 2013 (2:45 pm)
I think my friend's GL was a 2006 or so.