Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Question about used 02 and 03 Escalades? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Im looking into purchasing a 02 or 03 Escalade and had a few questions. What are the difference between the ...
Im looking into purchasing a 02 or 03 Escalade and had a few questions. What are the difference between the 02 Escalade and Escalade EXT and 03? Is there any known problems with the 02 and 03? Any input would be great.
The 02s seem to be prone to steering pump whines and transmission failures at around 45k. I have almost 60k on my 02 and haven't had either of these problems. With the 03 you could get Navigation and Rear Seat DVD Entertainment. Also on some 02s and 03s there was a clunk in the trannys 1-2 shift, but that was solved with a re-flash of the computer. Overall they are great trucks and I hope you find what you are looking for.
03's have Hid lites, signal mirrors, available Nav., XM Satelite, and folding mirrors. 03's do not have a cabin air filter,lockable console,and a better looking speedo gauges. Also there is a recall on the tailgate cables and ruff shifting tranny. I have about 8,000 miles on my 03 Ext and haven't had any problems other than a leak in my gas tank, oh wait, thats my 6.0 v8. LOL
the 02 has power folding mirrors also. and i don't think the tailgate thing is a real recall yet. last i heard they didn't have the supplies to fix it so it hadn't been recalled yet, just a safety warning.