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Thread: 2013 Escalade Paint Quality - Very Poor!!!

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    Re: 2013 Escalade Paint Quality - Very Poor!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    2013 GL550 (diamond white/black interior) pretty nice, it's got this option called "curves" that using hydraulics it stiffens the sway bars for great handling.
    Very Nice, would like to hear your review of this vehicle! I have considered a GL450, the 550 is out of my range.


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    Re: 2013 Escalade Paint Quality - Very Poor!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    No had one of them already, just got my wife a 2013 hemi Jeep overland summit in this winter chill color, and the interior is MUCH NICER THAN MY PLATINUM ESCALADES
    I think the jeep failed the sweden avoidance test. consumer reports tried to ignore it?

    http://wot.motortrend.com/jeep-grand...ts-230243.html

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    Re: 2013 Escalade Paint Quality - Very Poor!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by surburban99 View Post
    Very Nice, would like to hear your review of this vehicle! I have considered a GL450, the 550 is out of my range.
    I'd go for the diesel. Great power and amazing mileage. When my wife's ML needs to be upgraded we're going to go for the 350 GL diesel.
    Merecedes paint is beautiful from the factory too.

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    Re: 2013 Escalade Paint Quality - Very Poor!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by evois View Post
    I think the jeep failed the sweden avoidance test. consumer reports tried to ignore it?

    http://wot.motortrend.com/jeep-grand...ts-230243.html
    I will make sure she stays out of Sweden, Switzerland will be he north limit.

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    Re: 2013 Escalade Paint Quality - Very Poor!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by surburban99 View Post
    Very Nice, would like to hear your review of this vehicle! I have considered a GL450, the 550 is out of my range.
    Paint MUCH BETTER, spent about 4 hours on the paint, looks like paint should look, very flat. Of course trying to find different tires is not easy with a 21" wheel

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    Re: 2013 Escalade Paint Quality - Very Poor!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    No had one of them already, just got my wife a 2013 hemi Jeep overland summit in this winter chill color, and the interior is MUCH NICER THAN MY PLATINUM ESCALADES
    Ok I agree the interior on the summit is pretty great, but it's no platinum escalade either. Now compared to the 2007-2015 premium and lower trims, the summit has it beat. Unless you have a pre 2007 platinum or something to that effect (did they make them back then?). My girlfriend mentions everyday we should of got her the winter chill instead of black. We were inpatient though and black is what they had.

    I always hear people talk about GM paint problems but Ive never noticed them myself. I think you guys are looking at them too closely Once the Wisconsin salt and mud gets on them they all look the same anyways. I never waxed my 2012 Platinum White Diamond Tricoat over the 2.5 years I owned it and thought it looked great all the way up to the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surburban99 View Post
    Very Nice, would like to hear your review of this vehicle! I have considered a GL450, the 550 is out of my range.
    I can't see someone who has owned an Escalade and been happy with it later switching to a 550 and definitely not a 450. I'd take the Jeep Cherokee Summit over the Mercedes if you are willing to go smaller than the Escalade. The v8 hemi packs a big punch in that vehicle. You'd have to step up to the GL63 I think to beat the hemi. The summit really is like a North American Range Rover at 1/2 the price.

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    Re: 2013 Escalade Paint Quality - Very Poor!!!

    To be honest you will get orange peal on basically every type of car. The real way to only get that out is once the paint is finished to go over the whole car and wet sand it and buff it out. Very few manufactures will do that. I have had a blacked out 07 Tahoe and now 10 Galaxy Grey escalade. You can see some orange peal in it but after detailing correctly with buffer,sealant, glaze and wax I garantee it will look pretty damn good. Just IMO as what I see when as a detailer.

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    I like orange peel. It looks original not reprinted.

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