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#4304 of 6195 The Escalade is the key
Jan 08, 2008 (6:41 pm)
The Escalade saved Cadillac and may put them where they need to be if they spend a little more and do a few key things to bring this vehicle up to date. They need intelligent key, Nissan has been using this among their vehicles since 2004, Cadillac is a luxury brand they need to incoporate it into all of their vehicles.
The need to get rid of the axle and get a four wheel independent suspension. I was shocked that for a vehicle of this size that GM has not given it BRAKE ASSIST. This is vital This is a marquee vehicle GM has had some issues with the transmissions and some vibration from the driver side mirrors. But not all 07 Escalades and up have exhibited these problems. Every redesign needs a year or two to work the bugs out, so I personally am holding off on purchasing a new Esclade at least until a new model year. I need to be monitor GM progress on this vehicle and consumer reports.
This vehicle has attracted all kinds of buyers and when the name Cadillac is mentioned anywhere in the world the first vehicle that comes to mind is the Escalade. Other vehicles like the Infiniti QX56 and GL450 may be more refined and or have more standard features, but the Escalade is something for GM to be proud of ., hey need to perfect this vehicle, this vehicle is the leading luxury SUV in sales in the U.S. and it can continue to be, here and in other countries if GM stops cutting corners and produces a more solidly built vehicle.
#4305 of 6195 Re: Can we get back to Cadillac [habitat1]
Jan 08, 2008 (6:49 pm)
Great, we've gone from a Consumer Reports consipracy to some "wealth is the root of evil" conspiracy. Have I landed in a Socialist/Communist blog site by accident?
lol...he's just voicing his oppinion.
#4306 of 6195 Re: Ultra V8 axed [mr215]
Jan 08, 2008 (6:53 pm)
I'm anxious to see a DOHC in an Escalade, they need to do away with that barbaric engine design
#4308 of 6195 Re: CTS-v 09 [rayainsw]
Jan 09, 2008 (2:36 am)
WOW, this is my dream car !!!!
The 2009' CTS-V is simpily the greatest automobile ever made at any price and is the standard of the world of all cars. OMG !!!!
#4309 of 6195 Re: CTS-v 09 [rockylee]
Jan 09, 2008 (3:41 am)
the CTS V is a great vehicle for the price.
#4310 of 6195 price ?? Re: CTS-v 09 [lykourinou]
Jan 09, 2008 (3:46 am)
"the CTS V is a great vehicle for the price. "
I have only seen estimates ( MT says $62K base ) ... ??
#4311 of 6195 Re: Ultra V8 axed [lykourinou]
Jan 09, 2008 (5:48 am)
nothing "barbaric" about the 6.2L V8. It outpowers the GL550 and almost everthing else in its class while getting equal fuel economy. OHV doesnt mean inferior, it just means its not an OHC engine. I think GM has proven over and over again that OHV engines are competitive. Funny that someone would criticize the Escalade's class leading engine just because its 2 valves/cylinder.
#4312 of 6195 Re: price ?? Re: CTS-v 09 [rayainsw]
Jan 09, 2008 (5:50 am)
obviously cadillac hasnt disclosed the price but its going to be well under the $82k price of the M5 and thats whats important here. I would think $65k is a realistic price for this car. Lexus is charging $60k for the IS-F and that only has 416hp.
#4313 of 6195 Re: Ultra V8 axed [mr215]
Jan 09, 2008 (7:40 am)
It should be noted that OHC engines are also OHV designs. The basic advantage of a double OHC design is that the intake and exhaust valves can have independent variable timing. Most pushrod only have one intake and one exhaust valve which is a matter of design, but most OHC engines have multiple intake and exhaust valves. So, as I see it, the DOHC design has two basic advantages, while the pushrod design has the advantage of lower cost.