: 2002 EXT versus 03-06



90limited
12-05-12, 02:27 PM
Is there any reason to avoid the 02 EXT's? I am looking to spend in the 12k range and can find fairly nice 02's with under 100k miles. The 03's and newer seem to draw a higher price. I know that the dash, radio and heated seat controls are different, but is there a reason to not want an 02?

90limited
12-05-12, 03:32 PM
Is not having four wheel stability control a big deal? Guess rear wheel is better than non and less parts to fail.....

The "StabiliTrak" stability control system was upgraded to a four-wheel version for 2003 and power-adjustable pedals were added. For 2004, 20-inch chrome wheels were offered, and XM Satellite Radio, second-row bucket seats, and a tire pressure monitoring system were made standard on all Escalades except the EXT.

the cadillac man
12-05-12, 03:38 PM
Is there any reason to avoid the 02 EXT's? I am looking to spend in the 12k range and can find fairly nice 02's with under 100k miles. The 03's and newer seem to draw a higher price. I know that the dash, radio and heated seat controls are different, but is there a reason to not want an 02?

03-06 has hid low beams(huge plus over halogen) where as the 02's don't and a few other upgrades that the 02's don't have one being different sound system setup and the head unit is double din vs single din 03-06 vs 02

The Bose amp is better in the 03-06 models as it is the lux smart amp where as the 02's has the non lux amp(lux amp means better sound quality)

The drivers information screen is in the cluster 03-06 where it's separate in the 02's

Stability system is upgraded on the 03-06 models to work on all wheels vs the rear on 02's

There are a few other things that are different also.

Pitbull14218
01-02-13, 10:33 PM
I'm hopefully buying an 02 Escalade Ext this week, any other differences not listed that anyone can think of?

the cadillac man
01-02-13, 11:19 PM
I'm hopefully buying an 02 Escalade Ext this week, any other differences not listed that anyone can think of?

Dash is different (radio in the 03-06 is dual din the 02's and older has either single din or din and a half) the steering wheel is different along with the center console(it has mid range horns in place of the sub)

CaddyEscalade
01-04-13, 06:43 PM
03-06 HAVE Also have Signal lights in the mirrors, different seats and console.