Last post on Jan 16, 2007 at 8:57 AM
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Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade ESV
#24 of 44 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL/Cadillac Escalade ESV [morey000]
Feb 18, 2006 (5:44 am)
Went to the D.C. auto show last month and saw the 07 Suburban on display. I have to say that my initial reaction was not positive as compared to my 04 Z-71.The bumpers are cheap plastic instead of steel, the exhaust is "chincy" looking. Rear seats do not fold into the floor which would have been a great feature, and to top it off GM is droping the Z-71 Suburban model which I consider to be very sporty and rugged. No wonder GM is in trouble!..they obviously aren't very progressive in their styling anymore.
#25 of 44 Re: 2007 Suburban...I'm disappointed [maryfshort]
Feb 18, 2006 (1:03 pm)
I have a 2003 Yukon XL and was anxiously awaiting the re-design but after seeing at least the shorter new Yukon, there is not a lot new. Styling is boring at best and interior still looks cheap. I did just see the new Expedition XL pictures and it looks really good with some real functionality like the 3rd seat fold down. If Ford engineers are outplaying the GM guys with simple things like an independent rear suspension and an actual 6 speed transmission, GM IS in trouble. I've had 3 Yukons but I think I am going to give the Ford a try next.
#26 of 44 Knock, Knock - Any one home at GM?!?!?!?
Feb 20, 2006 (6:56 pm)
I would like to begin by quoting the chevy website on the 07':
"suburban has maximum trailering and hauling capabilities that are unsurpassed in the full size segment".
Um, your own vehicles from past model years (er 90s!)exceeded this crap. Great, so Ford bows to pressure dropping the only remaining diesel suv on the market and you turn around and drop your towing capacity by 2000 lbs. In the process, you drop your most competent engine and apparently neglected to spend any of the last 6 years figuring out how to once again put a diesel in the vehicle that allowed you to corner that very market for decades...
The GM bean counters out there need a big crack on the head. You have totally turned your back on the families with serious towing requirements for boats and trailers who have always looked to your engineering to meet such needs. Nice job - i'll sell my toys before i buy this 2007 P.O.S.
Great job listening to soccer moms who want to drive a 5000+ pound beast and still whine because their girlfriends' camry gets such better milage. As edmunds states, your 20MPG still won't do squat to satify the environmentalists who hate suvs anyway.
Feb 27, 2006 (12:40 pm)
A major national newspaper would like to interview those who bought a 2007 Lincoln Navigator or a Cadillac Escalade and got a sizable discount off the sticker price. Please respond to jfallonedmunds.com before Wednesday, March 1, 2006 with your daytime contact info and a few words about the model you chose.
#29 of 44 Adjustable Pedals
Feb 27, 2006 (6:57 pm)
Not sure if I am posting this in the right place. Never seen a message board like this. Maybe I'm just exhausted and don't see something. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew how hard it would be to put electronically adjustable pedals in aftermarket on a 200 Suburban. I'm pretty short, but love the Burb and want to know how hard this would be. I can reach the pedals, but feel a little too close to the steering wheel. Any ideas? Thanks!
#30 of 44 Re: Adjustable Pedals [navyjay]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Mar 06, 2006 (6:17 am)
Since this discussion is about the 2007+ model, you'll probably have better luck asking here:
#31 of 44 2007 Escalade Major Problems
Mar 16, 2006 (9:21 pm)
I just drove my 2007 Escalade off of the lot. 100 miles into the drive the car froze and shut down almost causing a major crash. This truck has major problems. All sensors lit up and on star read the report to me telling me not to drive. it was towed to a dealer. very unsafe to drive until these bugs our worked out. these issues will cause crashes and maybe loss of life or injury.
#32 of 44 Re: 2007 Escalade Major Problems [reefmowers]
Mar 24, 2006 (1:33 pm)
Wow! What did the dealer say?
#33 of 44 What's their problem?!?
Apr 12, 2006 (9:46 pm)
I was quite stoked after the guys at the dealership said the new 07 was going to be offered with a diesel. Then the promo stuff comes out and ....nothing. As said above, to make it worse, you have to upgrade to a luxury poser truck to get the bigger engine now. Not that I want a gigantic gas engine designed more for HP bragging rights than torque and which gets 2 mpg taking the kids to school. The 2500 HD has run the diesel for years now. How hard can it be to drop the Suburban body on it? I have 4 kids and a dog so we have limited options that will tow a travel trailer. Baby #4 means we will be moving up to a bigger trailer that the 00 Yukon XL will be working too hard to pull. Has GM even heard of diesels? Wasn't that the reason they bought Isuzu? It certainly wasn't to develop their vehicles. VERY disappointed.