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    caddypimpin is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    any complaints on the caddy

    does anyone wish caddy did something different?
    1. i noticed the leather wrinkling within a couple of days.
    2. i wish they would have more woodgrain.
    3. i wish they get the third row level with the rest of the truck.like the navigator.
    4. the head unit looks cheap.


    am i alone on this? other than that i like the suv.

    let me see some more opinions

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    Quote Originally Posted by caddypimpin
    does anyone wish caddy did something different?
    1. i noticed the leather wrinkling within a couple of days.
    2. i wish they would have more woodgrain.
    3. i wish they get the third row level with the rest of the truck.like the navigator.
    4. the head unit looks cheap.


    am i alone on this? other than that i like the suv.

    let me see some more opinions
    1. Couple days? WTF!
    2. You can buy a woodgrain kit for the Escalade that gives you more wood.
    3. Then the passengers would feel sick and barf all over.
    4. Sounds decent however.

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    you're right about the leather, mine also wrinkled in a few days of use. i ordered some add-on look alike wood grain for about $220. my ac makes a lot of noise, you could really hear it when the fan is in low. according to the dealer, all escalades make this noise?? they suggested to increase the fan speed or increase the stereo volume(that's why they said gm installed a bose system, would you believe that!) does anyone have this noise problem too?
    anyway other than these gripes, i like it a lot.

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    Quote Originally Posted by caddypimpin
    does anyone wish caddy did something different?
    1. i noticed the leather wrinkling within a couple of days.
    2. i wish they would have more woodgrain.
    3. i wish they get the third row level with the rest of the truck.like the navigator.
    4. the head unit looks cheap.


    am i alone on this? other than that i like the suv.

    let me see some more opinions

    1. for the leather problem try using zymol leather treat. it works like no other, and is odorless unlike the lexol products that leave some kind of weird smell.
    2. i also agree on the woodgrain issue but the again there are aftermarket kits.
    3. no opinion
    4. the head unit must definetely be changed

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    Yeah the ac does make some noise especially when its low.
    On the wood grain i sent my fron tkit to this wood place and they made the whole interior blrushed aluminum. I like it better.
    other than that this car has been really good. I'd put it above my land cruiser on just how smooth the ride is alone. The only problems that i have foudn recently is that when i go over bumps i have heard my front suspension make a loud skeuiking noise but i believe it is the brakes. On the ext, the plstic covers for the back suck because if a bird lands on it and just moves a bit you are left with the bioggest scratches on earth.

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    Quote Originally Posted by caddypimpin
    does anyone wish caddy did something different?
    1. i noticed the leather wrinkling within a couple of days.
    2. i wish they would have more woodgrain.
    3. i wish they get the third row level with the rest of the truck.like the navigator.
    4. the head unit looks cheap.


    am i alone on this? other than that i like the suv.

    let me see some more opinions

    1) Use a good leather conditioner and that will help keep the leather "tight"
    2) It's got all the wood I want to have.
    3) My 3rd row seat is in my basement, my Escalade is a "work" truck
    4) The head unit is cheap, but can be replaced.

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    why would having a 3rd row seat level make poeple barf?

    u know someone told me that i have to change the head unit if i want to add a sub. unless i get a bose amp. something about bose that makes it hard to adjust. i dont know about this....

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    Quote Originally Posted by caddypimpin
    why would having a 3rd row seat level make poeple barf?
    Because they would not be able to see the road. Just like when people on a ship lose sight of the horizon and get sea sick.

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    thats some crazy information. i had no clue. so why did the navigator do it. i still dont get how not seeing the raod makes someone sick but then again i am not a doctor.

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    I have few complaints on my Escalade (03 ESV)

    1. the dash and wheel (grey) doesn't match the tan interior!
    2. the buttons don't light/stay in when they're on (fog lights, etc)...never know if they're on or off!
    3. dash quality (plastics) is pretty cheap by 03 standards
    4. my rims never stay balanced - been done 4 times in 20k miles...and now need to be done again!!
    5. dash rattle thats slowly driving me insane

    ...but other than that, I'll be getting another one when this lease is up!

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    There is a amber light that is under the fog light switch that tell you they are on. You are right about the wheel and dash not matching the tan, it does match the pewter, just not the tan. Do you have the stock Goodyear tires on your truck still?

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    1. Cheap dash - plastic, etc.
    2. Lack of power outlets.... my 01 Denali had 5 plus cig lighter, Escalade only has 1+1
    3. rear bucket seats... my dealer only had buckets available so this is my fault, I should have got the bench. It sucks to have a huge truck and only be able to carry 4 people. Especially with baby seat and wife aboard, now I can only carry 1 extra person.
    4. Lack of extra stuff... maybe this is just my cheap dealer but I didn't get anything from them like a key chain or some kind of cool cadillac extra thing. My brother bought a used Ford and his dealer sent him a kit with flashlight, tow ropes, flares, a bunch of stuff. maybe they are trying to tell him something LOL but little things like that go a long way.
    5. I got the pearl white and any rock chips in the paint show up because the color under is black. My old truck was black and the color under was white. Is this a plot so that we have to repaint or what?

    - There is much I am very happy with...power, smoothness, stereo, onstar free for a yr, HID lights are super cool, backup alert is great, auto folding mirrors are cool too.

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone
    There is a amber light that is under the fog light switch that tell you they are on. You are right about the wheel and dash not matching the tan, it does match the pewter, just not the tan. Do you have the stock Goodyear tires on your truck still?
    really? mine (03) doesn't have a light....what about on the parking assist and traction buttons?

    yeah, still the stock goodyears...are dealers changing them?

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    Quote Originally Posted by skaha
    1. Cheap dash - plastic, etc.
    2. Lack of power outlets.... my 01 Denali had 5 plus cig lighter, Escalade only has 1+1

    My 03' Escalade has 4 power outlets, one in the front ash tray, one in the center console, one about the drink holders in the center seating center console, one in the rear of the truck on the passenger side.

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    Re: any complaints on the caddy

    Quote Originally Posted by 84caddy
    really? mine (03) doesn't have a light....what about on the parking assist and traction buttons?

    yeah, still the stock goodyears...are dealers changing them?
    I just checked both our 03's and they have a amber light (when on) on the fogs and the parking assist, the traction button shows on the dash when on or off. I have heard of many people with Goodyear balancing issues with these tires.

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