: One Big Happy GM/Cadillac Family...2011 CTS-V Coupe and 2011 Escalade ESV Pics...



GM-4-LIFE
04-21-11, 02:08 AM
Just snapped some nice iPhone pics of our new 2011 GM/Cadillac vehicles! I wouldn't dream of owning any other brand of vehicles!

Just picked up a brand spankin new 2011 Escalade ESV AWD the other day in addition to the V Coupe that I got last month! We traded in our 2010 Escalade standard wheelbase for the longer wheelbase ESV, since my wife and I are expecting our third child this August and we were in need of the additional cargo space.

You can easily say that we are one big and VERY HAPPY GM/Cadillac family!

A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO MATT REILAND AND DANA KOMIN AT GM ENGINEERING FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN FOR US! WITHOUT THESE TWO AMAZING PEOPLE AT GM, WE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THE BIGGER ESV. THANK YOU AGAIN!

The ESV makes it the 27th NEW GM vehicle for us since 2000!

Here are some pics of our new vehicles along with some other items from my Garage collection:

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg388/DRVTWIN/cadillac1.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg388/DRVTWIN/cadillac2.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg388/DRVTWIN/cadillac3.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg388/DRVTWIN/cadillac4.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg388/DRVTWIN/cadillac5.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg388/DRVTWIN/cadillac6.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg388/DRVTWIN/cadillac7.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg388/DRVTWIN/cadillac8.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg388/DRVTWIN/cadillac9.jpg

Stingray23
04-21-11, 03:22 AM
sweet

jordan00escalade
04-21-11, 04:17 AM
There goes the neighborhood.. lol

Congrats

MReiland
04-21-11, 08:01 AM
Hot, Hot, Hot!

03Z06Vette
04-21-11, 09:12 AM
Lookin Good!

We also have a 2011 Escalade ESV in Mocha Brown and my 2011 V sedan in Evolution Green!

dvandentop
04-21-11, 10:59 AM
why was the esv out of production or what??

GM-4-LIFE
04-21-11, 11:30 AM
why was the esv out of production or what??

No, I had a 2010 Escalade as a trade and I was able to get more of a discount on the ESV so that the deficit would be zero. The very nice folks at GM went out of their way to accomodate us and we were blown away by how well we were treated. Because of the people at GM Engineering, the 2010 Escalade trade that I had was a wash. They paid it off and I was able to start off fresh on the new ESV with ZERO deficit it turns out.

e6t
04-21-11, 03:45 PM
jfc thats a good looking car.

i wish i was 1/10th as happy as you are.

Bowtye8
04-21-11, 06:00 PM
Great looking rides!!!
I have to get me one of the those "V" - Flags for the garage. Sweet.

EVIL_C5
04-21-11, 11:18 PM
The escalade and v combo are nice! We have a 2010 premium in silver lining and a 2010 radiant silver v sedan. I just got my v back today from getting the lpe 630 kit installed and I love it even more now.

Good looking rides! I need a v banner too, where did you get it?

GM-4-LIFE
04-22-11, 01:05 AM
I call the Escalade ESV the aircraft carrier and the V Coupe the fighter jet. That makes the combo just perfect.

There was a forum member on here about a year or two ago that had a bunch made for those of us that wanted them. I jumped on the opportunity. I don't know if he is still making them or if they are available any longer.

dvandentop
04-22-11, 05:01 AM
No, I had a 2010 Escalade as a trade and I was able to get more of a discount on the ESV so that the deficit would be zero. The very nice folks at GM went out of their way to accomodate us and we were blown away by how well we were treated. Because of the people at GM Engineering, the 2010 Escalade trade that I had was a wash. They paid it off and I was able to start off fresh on the new ESV with ZERO deficit it turns out.


damn that was a pretty good deal for you then

GM-4-LIFE
04-22-11, 04:07 PM
damn that was a pretty good deal for you then

HELL YES! We couldn't or wouldn't have done it without the deal we got through GM.

dvandentop
04-22-11, 05:29 PM
so if i am understanding thsi right you traded a 2010 for a 2011 esv with no money exchanged??

GM-4-LIFE
04-22-11, 05:58 PM
so if i am understanding thsi right you traded a 2010 for a 2011 esv with no money exchanged??

No, not quite. What I did was trade in a fully loaded 2010 Escalade standard wheelbase that we had for 11 months for a fully loaded 2011 Escalade ESV AWD without losing any money on the trade due to the deal GM set me up with. I was in a 48 month lease term on the 2010 Escalade and I wasn't upside down at all. Not even a penny. Dealer paid off my trade and I started off with a new 36 month lease term. I still had to put some money down, but not that much and only on the new 2011 ESV. That was expected with any lease though.

Vcoupe11
04-22-11, 08:33 PM
I call the Escalade ESV the aircraft carrier and the V Coupe the fighter jet. That makes the combo just perfect.

There was a forum member on here about a year or two ago that had a bunch made for those of us that wanted them. I jumped on the opportunity. I don't know if he is still making them or if they are available any longer.

CTS-V-TWIN,
The fighter jet analogy is perfect!! As are your pictures. Simply beautiful V. I like the black wheel and yellow calipers more each time I see them.

Gary

connore
04-22-11, 11:27 PM
damn that looks good. whats the wife look like??

dvandentop
04-23-11, 12:47 AM
so do you have to pay the insane sales tax each time to cali??

GM-4-LIFE
04-23-11, 02:15 AM
Vcoupe11,

The V Coupe looks like a concept track car or inspired by the B2 Stealth Bomber when they initially designed it. The black wheels and yellow calipers really make the car. I love the car everytime I see it and drive it!

connore,

About 6 months pregnant, but gorgeous to me nonetheless!

dvandentop,

Yes, sir! Base lease rate plus 9.75% CA sales tax each month! At least with a lease, you pay a little sales tax each month. With a finance to buy, you gotta swallow 12% combined tax and license fees upfront or put it in the loan which is huge on cars like these. I don't think I will EVER buy another car again. I love all the benefits of leasing.

connore
04-23-11, 06:53 PM
well double congrats then. thats great. im sure shes got the glow!

thatcoder
04-23-11, 07:24 PM
definitely best of both worlds.. congrats on the new addition.

the wife has a Diamond White ESV platinum and i have the V in Black/Black.. and the new 2011 Sierra Denali.

i never quite thought of myself as a GM/Cadillac loyalist, but i guess we are too.

sometimes the ESV seems like a lot of truck, but when it hauls all that cargo, it happens without any headaches.

JimmyH
04-23-11, 07:29 PM
that's a whole lot of Cadillac

GM-4-LIFE
04-24-11, 02:00 PM
connore,

Thanks! I appreciate the kind words! As long as she loves her new ESV, that's all that matters!

thatcoder,

The ESV only looks big on the outside. It drives and feels the same as the standard wheelbase Escalade. We went from the 2WD Escalade to AWD and the AWD system is MUCH better! Power delivery is instant and the front end doesn't react to bumps in the road like the 2WD one did. We truly love the added cargo space. It swallows everything you throw it practically.

JimmyH,

Yes, sir! We can't get enough of the wreath and crest!

boobiedaddy
05-10-11, 12:37 AM
Nice!