: 02-06 Owners. Take a look at this for me.

05-25-07, 08:40 PM
I'm looking at a low mileage 2002 (again) and there is one picture that has me concerned. I see that undernieth the hood there is some rust. Is this common or normal or am I looking at a shady vehicle? Any opinions are appreciated.



05-25-07, 08:59 PM
normal - I've seen it on several 02 and 03's - my wife's 02 envoy is even worse than that - my 03 esv was about the same...both at low mileage, always washed, detailed etc

I also see alot of rust around the rear glass hatch hinges on those years

05-25-07, 10:00 PM
None on my 03 and it was from New York.

05-25-07, 10:17 PM
None on my 02 and its lived its entire life in the northeast.

05-26-07, 05:33 AM
None on my 03's when I got rid of it, and I drive thru a lot of snow and salt all winter long.

05-26-07, 08:06 AM
Not on my 03, and I live near the water in Florida.

05-26-07, 12:08 PM
None on my 2003 ESV, and none on my current 2005 ESV. Doesn't seem normal to me. I drive in winter conditions.

05-29-07, 11:05 AM
None on my 02 and 04 Escalades.

I live on the Northwest with rain all the time. So it doesnt look too normal to me.

05-29-07, 12:18 PM
Looking at that picture again, there seems to be some more rust down near the hinge part. Somethings kind of suspicious there.

05-29-07, 12:19 PM
nothing here either on a 03 in Wisconsin

05-29-07, 07:27 PM
Thanks a lot guys. I'm shocked how many of you responded! I lost the truck because they sold it before I was able to make them an offer. Probably a good thing. :eek: