Hi everbody, new guy here. Glad to find y'all. About to drop the hammer on an '07 Esky for the wife asap with an EXT for me later this year. Was ready to go a year ago but wanted to wait for the model change and the 6 speed tranny.
Sorry to start ragging right off the bat but had to do it. It's nice to hear about all the bling and such but C'MON! Somebody tell me about this new engine and tranny! I MEAN ... for cryin out loud. There has never been a 6 speed tranny in a a US SUV untill this caddy. U'd think somebody would want to talk about it. But NOOOOooooo .... It's all about wheels and sound systems and eye candy.
Are you guys REAL '07 owners or kids playing with daddy's computer? Or am I just an old fa rt old school dinosaur? The sort that puts power and handling above all else.
I have to admit the truck is a looker. I got my brochure a few day ago and was moderately intrigued. I was missing the glue-on panels however. I don't want to drive a tarhoe. But then today I made it down to Covert Caddy in Austin and got to check one out that was there only because it was having something put on. They, like all the reports, are selling them as fast as they come in and have several ordered and prepaid already. The REAL item ... sittin there on it's 22s, big as life ... is breath taking. It's a real 'American' thing though. Not a Eurabian understatement. It rocks! It's blatant. It's scary sexy-scrumptious.
BUT I WANNA HEAR ABOUT THE GUTS OF THIS MACHINE.
So ... you early adopters ( We love ya. Really. Without your reckless abandon we careful folks would be at a loss.) Pullleeeaaasse mash down that foot pedel and throw your baby thru some curves for us. Please. Go find some real elevation and tell us if that tranny really does the trick. tell us it doesn't hunt back and forth form 5th to 6th and that the reportedly bad boy V8 has the torque we need.
Can you help us out? Can you sacrifice a bit for us poor folks who are still driving last year's model ... or worse?
We need you. And we appreciate you.