: Going to look at an 07 Escalade tonight, short list of what to check.



conedoctor
07-03-13, 06:05 PM
So I will be going to go look at an 07 tonight but I don't think I will test drive just due to lack of time but anyway is there a shortlist of things to look for being an 07 other than run away from the first year.

Wind noise will have to wait for the test drive.

blackex
07-03-13, 06:46 PM
I would check the rear suspension for sagging and listen for the compressor to kick on after starting it up.

During the test drive I would listen for any noises from the front suspension making any squeaking sounds over bumps as well, also the wind noise at higher speeds. On a straight away I would punch it and see how responsive the engine is or if it stumbles at all. I had to replace my engine mount and I noticed the issue when I stepped on the gas the engine would stumble a little.

I would ask for a vehicle history report also and try to find any service records on the vehicle.

Cadillac Cust Svc
07-03-13, 07:35 PM
So I will be going to go look at an 07 tonight but I don't think I will test drive just due to lack of time but anyway is there a shortlist of things to look for being an 07 other than run away from the first year.

Wind noise will have to wait for the test drive.

Hello conedoctor,

I hope the Escalade you are looking at tonight is the right one for you! If you would like me to look up anything about the vehicle pertaining to the vehicle build or the warranty information, I would be happy to do that for you. I am not able to discuss past service history though. Feel free to private message me if you need anything! Thank you very much for your time and keep us updated regarding your search!

Gregory W.
Cadillac Customer Care

toygar
07-03-13, 09:20 PM
list of things i would def check are as follows.
1- tire wear,tires for these are expensive :)
2- electrical stuff in the vehicle.see if the heated seats and power accessories do operate normally.
backup camera if equipped, 12v outlets,if it comes with power running boards see if they operate normally.
3-A/C and heater obviously .
rest of it is just cosmetics really
good luck with your purchase.

conedoctor
07-04-13, 12:10 PM
Sweet, I will look for all the things I can.

I have a 2008 Sierra Denali so I can look for some of my issues as well as some of the systems are the same.