Hey guys this is my 1st post on here so let me start off by saying HI.
Im a new owner of a 2004 Escalade with only 43k miles.
I actually clean windows for a living and one of our customers owned the car since new.
I also clean his In Laws windows and last time we were there his mother in law mentioned he was going to be taking it to CARMAX to sell it as he is not using it anymore.
I was in the market for a SUV and was looking for a low mile blazer since they are basic and easy to wrench on.
Anyhow I got ahold of him and he told me the mileage and his asking a price of $10k , I explained $9k was the most I could swing and he took the deal. So now I spent all the cash I had on a 04 Escalade w/43k. I feel I did real good on the price.
There is a small dent on the front of the hood and a scratch down the side of the car that looks like a branch ran down the side.
It might buff out but I have not yet tried.
I want to ask you guys what kind of deal did I get? The interior is super clean and he replaced all 4 tires for me and changed all the fluids at the dealership 1 week prior to me taking procession at the cost of $1879. So it just has the minor flaws on body.
Now my second question is how dependable are these trucks?
I can buy a 4 year or when the odometer reach's 100k , bumper to bumper warranty for $3052.
Which im debating once I sell the truck I replaced. So the question is, Is it worth it?
The vehicle is so much more high tech then anything I have seen....
Figured who better to ask then actual owners of Escalades!
I have a 2 month old baby girl and a 3 year old boy (my reason for buying a SUV)...
Im hoping to hear they are super dependable but its seems like everything on them are very complicated and expensive to fix but I honestly don't know. Im a good wrench on old school stuff but this computer stuff has me dumbfounded.
So Escalade owners , Please let me know what you suggest I do warranty wise?
Also what type of issues do they have... Really want something trouble free like my last 3 Chevy 4.3 V6 vehicles.
Thanks for any input you guys could pass my way , it will be appreciated alot!