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Thread: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    20k taxable profit?
    I would say that 16-18k material costs to build an Escalade were a pretty close estimate.

    Last edited by George C; 07-06-14 at 09:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George C
    20k taxable profit? I would say that 16-18k material costs to build an Escalade were a pretty close estimate.
    It's a winner for GM for sure. but it cost more then $18,000 in material cost to build an Escalade.

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Good night DG2....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DG2
    Came across this Businessweek article that I thought you would be interested in reading. $10-$20k profit on the Tahoe/Denali/ Escalade. Those are healthy numbers. http://mobile.businessweek.com/artic...-still-profits
    You should go back and read what I originally said,
    I'm not talking about what they make at the end after marketing,tooling,payroll,buying viagra pills for retiree's and other expenses.
    I'm talking about how much it cost to make it as parts put in together.

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Total profit does not equal the MSRP minus the parts. That may be what is tripping you up. There are other expenses in delivering a product to an end user other then the cost of the parts. The parts alone are what we are looking at.

    George probably hit the nail on the head saying 20k taxable profit.. If that much.

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    A big thank you to Cadillac Customer Care for reaching out to my dealer about this issue. The dealer is now completely replacing BOTH tail lights. Good to know GM will stand behind their products.

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Quote Originally Posted by OneStepAhead View Post
    A big thank you to Cadillac Customer Care for reaching out to my dealer about this issue. The dealer is now completely replacing BOTH tail lights. Good to know GM will stand behind their products.
    Now, THAT'S respectable..

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Quote Originally Posted by OneStepAhead View Post
    A big thank you to Cadillac Customer Care for reaching out to my dealer about this issue. The dealer is now completely replacing BOTH tail lights. Good to know GM will stand behind their products.
    OneStepAhead,

    We were happy to assist! Please be sure to update us when the repair is complete.

    Katie O.
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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Quote Originally Posted by OneStepAhead View Post
    A big thank you to Cadillac Customer Care for reaching out to my dealer about this issue. The dealer is now completely replacing BOTH tail lights. Good to know GM will stand behind their products.
    Cool! That's customer service !

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    Re: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Rear Tail Light Edge Defect

    Unfortunately the new tail lights they put on also have defects on the edges. It's better than the first ones, but still not great. This problem could be easily solved by using some rubber trim in-between the body and the tail light to cover that edge. I guess decent is as good as it gets until 2016 when they likely address this issue with a slight re-design of that area.

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