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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008? in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Hi, I have my financing secured. Went through a top rated credit union. Purchasing zero deductable warranty through credit union ...
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    Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    Hi,
    I have my financing secured. Went through a top rated credit union. Purchasing zero deductable warranty through credit union for $2400. Receiving a .25 lower rate for buying this. The warranty is for 4 years/48k miles. I put on about 13k per year. I have been looking for a 2009-2010 but there are alot of great deals on 2008s. Considering I will have a great warranty, what are your thoughts on buying a 2008? Ideally I will find a 1 owner around 75k miles in decent condition in the color I want with the options I want.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    Sounds like a good plan provided you get it for a good price and the loan is at a good interest rate. I definately would spring for an extended warranty.

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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    I bought the extended warranty on my 2007 escalade (for $3000, 4 years). It has been two years since I bought it, and the car has one problem that I think cost about $400 to repair (warranty paid).

    The car had lot of trim problems, but they were all fixed during the main warranty. Beyond that, it's super reliable so far (at least to my car).

    I'd say if you have a good warranty, go for it.

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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    Thank you for the feedback. Anyone else?

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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    I just recently bought my 08. It had 36k on it, was loaded and checked out perfectly. I passed on the warranty because to me it's only insurance and they are in business to make money. I figure if I need anything done to it, it'll be the 3 grand that I didn't pay up front. However, I do realize the piece of mind it can bring to people, but I just decided to take my chances on it, as the car checked out so well.

    My biggest concern was the timing chain problems on the 3.6DI. That could certainly come to a lot of coin. I called my dealer, gave the rep the last 8 digits of my vin #, she checked it out and told me I had an extended warranty on it from Cadillac. Bonus.

    You have to do what feels best for you though. Just be sure to check the car out thoroughly. Good Luck!!

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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    I bought my 08 escalade with 60k miles last year with gmpp plan, and recently used it to fix my heated seats. I've had no mechanical problems except for the delco battery, but fixed it with an optima red. I could go back before buying my truck I would've looked at an 09 but as the days go by my truck runs way better then my cousins 2012 standard escalade. My truck got 68k miles now

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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    The power-trains on these trucks are pretty reliable (my '07 has 190k on it - no issues). It's always good to have warranty for the peace of mind.

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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    I bought a 2008 3 years ago and went with GMPP. The truck has been great and I don't consider it problem-prone, yet I have replaced enough stuff (and big ticket items too) on it that the warranty was definitely worth it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lousy_investor
    I bought a 2008 3 years ago and went with GMPP. The truck has been great and I don't consider it problem-prone, yet I have replaced enough stuff (and big ticket items too) on it that the warranty was definitely worth it for me.
    Your user name plus with what you said.... I can't stop laughing. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    Update: Closing in on a 2008 with 53K miles. 1 owner with good Carfax service record at the local dealer. Going to look at Saturday.

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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by kippjones View Post
    Update: Closing in on a 2008 with 53K miles. 1 owner with good Carfax service record at the local dealer. Going to look at Saturday.
    Hello kippjones,

    This must be an exciting time for you! Let us know if you end up with this Cadillac. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us via private message.

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    Laura M.
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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    Hi Laura,
    I bought the 2008 Escalade with 53k miles today. Out the door including my 2001 Suburban trade, taxes and all fees, $31k. She is perfect, all options I wanted and black on black with the rims I like too. Pics coming soon.

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    Very nice! Enjoy the ride.

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    Re: Ready to buy, financing secured, includes warranty, thoughts on a 2008?

    Congrats....ride looks clean....have fun!

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