: Question bout buying



Cadielovebaby
10-27-04, 11:47 PM
Well i know this site is for cadillac owners but i am in the process of looking at cars in general. I am looking to buy my car this upcoming summer (July 2005) I am gonna looking to spend no more then 24,000 on my car. I seen some escalade's being sold for on ebay from dealer ships for around 20,000-40k for 2002 escalade. so lets say in summer i i find a escalade 2002 and the price is around 23,000. how would u rate the 2002 model and 2003?? big changes from the new 05?. Or should i just get the cadillac deville which is in my price range and i can get it from carmax instead of a dealer ship that puts their cars on ebay. feedback plz i want to own a escalade:).

T_Dogg8
10-28-04, 08:33 AM
i have an 02 and from what i've heard, they added some things and subtracted some things when they went to the newer models. i'm very happy with my 02 and wouldn't trade it for an 03 or 04.

Samboosa
10-28-04, 08:41 AM
I am sorry to post this in your thread like that but it is almost in the same field.

What if there is a difference of around $4k between a 2004 and a 2005 model (brand new from the dealer)?

Which model should one consider? Is it worth the $4k? Is there any "quality" related issues?

Cadielovebaby
10-28-04, 09:48 AM
The regular escalade and 4,000 is money i wont be getting only around 24,000

MEJIA
10-28-04, 04:17 PM
Well i know this site is for cadillac owners but i am in the process of looking at cars in general. I am looking to buy my car this upcoming summer (July 2005) I am gonna looking to spend no more then 24,000 on my car. I seen some escalade's being sold for on ebay from dealer ships for around 20,000-40k for 2002 escalade. so lets say in summer i i find a escalade 2002 and the price is around 23,000. how would u rate the 2002 model and 2003?? big changes from the new 05?. Or should i just get the cadillac deville which is in my price range and i can get it from carmax instead of a dealer ship that puts their cars on ebay. feedback plz i want to own a escalade:).

The 03 comes with HID lights, and with a new dashboard when compared with the 02. I love HIDs especially when they are stock equipment.

Just my $.02

Mejia

slimm44
10-28-04, 05:59 PM
you could always get a 99-00 Escalade. i got mine for $17500 last December. then you'd have a lot of money for some nice mods.

hugabone
10-28-04, 06:43 PM
Or you can get this tricked out Lade for a little more than what you were looking to spend http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2497846394&category=6148


I love the Cognac Alligator seats.

Cadielovebaby
10-28-04, 08:35 PM
Dang i want the HIDs!!!. Hopefully by summer 2005 the prices for the used escalade will drop to around my the 20-24,000's with not so much miles like 50k and the 03's will take the 26-40,000 price range.

hugabone
10-28-04, 08:45 PM
Dang i want the HIDs!!!. Hopefully by summer 2005 the prices for the used escalade will drop to around my the 20-24,000's with not so much miles like 50k and the 03's will take the 26-40,000 price range.


I was 1st looking at the 02's but they are are lacking some of the features, mainly the onboard computer and the HID's. You can get 03's for way less than 40k. Hect I saw a 04 with 25k miles for $40k. It didnt have a roof. A roof is a must on this vehicle for me. Im looking to find a used one with less than 30k miles. These things dont seem to hold their value too well and thats when I step in. Im still looking.

Cadielovebaby
10-28-04, 10:07 PM
I was 1st looking at the 02's but they are are lacking some of the features, mainly the onboard computer and the HID's. You can get 03's for way less than 40k. Hect I saw a 04 with 25k miles for $40k. It didnt have a roof. A roof is a must on this vehicle for me. Im looking to find a used one with less than 30k miles. These things dont seem to hold their value too well and thats when I step in. Im still looking.



same here man. If only i was rich enough to afford the 05

Spittin Game
10-28-04, 10:39 PM
Or you can get this tricked out Lade for a little more than what you were looking to spend http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2497846394&category=6148


I love the Cognac Alligator seats.


OMG, that is one UGLY Escalade!!! :helpless:

hugabone
10-28-04, 11:54 PM
OMG, that is one UGLY Escalade!!! :helpless:

I dont care too much for the truck except for the seats. I LIKE THAT ALLIGATOR TRIMMING. Whenever I get mine, that will be one of the things I will get done to it.

T_Dogg8
10-29-04, 08:49 AM
Or you can get this tricked out Lade for a little more than what you were looking to spend http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2497846394&category=6148


I love the Cognac Alligator seats.
wow. why would you put tv's on the backs of the mirrors?? what happens when a bug hits it?? how do you clean it off? that rag top might look cool if you didn't also have the sunroof.

Sta11ion
10-29-04, 04:41 PM
If I was you stay away from the cadillac brand for trunks, if you have nothing to do and are willing to send your trunk to a dealer on a bi-weekly basis go for it. I have had my heating not work in park after the trunk is parked for 30 minutes and the dealer tells me this is normal. now my heat does not work at all. Its so pathetic, I will be bring them to court once I have some issue resolved I will go and submit a case.

OCESCALADE
10-29-04, 09:02 PM
Nothing like a bitter poster, Trunks??? I bought my 04 and have had zero problems with 8k on the clock. Ext's are made in Mexico so there has been quality issues. I have a couple of friends who have owned the 02's and they loved em. Get the latest model if you can. HID's etc. Good luck and enjoy!!!

ALLeyez187onME
10-31-04, 03:43 AM
yea who ever posted that escalade, that is one UGLY truck...By the way, to all the people who think the 04' escalades are better than the 02's, because of the HID's, theres something called buying better HID's, aftermarket....im just hoping no one here would trade in there older escalade for a newer one just to get HID's...although i do like the steering wheel on the 04's...