: Looking at 02 Escalade need help



dbarnard67
03-05-06, 06:17 PM
I guys, new here, been reading alot on the escalade at this forum for the past few weeks. Need a little help from you on an upcoming potential purchase. I currently have a 99 Navigator that is OK but has the typical Ford/Lincoln issues: Noisy air pump for suspension, ABS sensor lights, jerky steering and a lot of body roll on turns. Looking at a 2002 escalade in mint condition, 49,XXX miles, for about $23,400. What would you guys think of this and are there any known problems with these? Wondering mainly on the supsension/ride, drive train comparisons, and the only other issues is fairly minor but like the two buckets in the second row of my nav, but the lade has a bench there. Can I put two buckets in there later after I have it? Thanks guys.

Steelhead Jess
03-05-06, 08:54 PM
I love my '02, but I've only had it for a month or so....

and I think I read that you can replace the bench with buckets, but it takes some modifying as the bucket second seat was not an option in '02.

Good luck, let us know what you decide.

05 Cadillac Escalade
03-05-06, 09:13 PM
The 2002's are probably the nicest Escalade's out there. It had all the little features that are nice on an Escalade's. Small differences between the 2002 and the newer models. The steering wheel is completely different as well as the xenon lights in the 03+ and there are lights in different places on the 02's and so on. Anyways, the bench can be removed and replaced with bucket seats as I recall. It will be a big difference from the Navigator and I think you will enjoy it. Good luck and let us know what you decide to do.

Thanks.

dbarnard67
03-05-06, 09:22 PM
Appreciating the feedback on this. Been trying to decide and have been doing alot of reading our your site here (very informative stuff). I like my Nav, but never really feels stable at speed, a lot of body roll, twitchy steering, fairly stiff ride. Everyone I have talked to and things I have read here say the Escalade sits with a wide more sure footing, air pump in back is not as noisy, and that ride inside is far better. Thanks for the input, will go take a look at it again tomorrow, anyone with any additional comments please let me know what you think.

Falkolade
03-05-06, 11:21 PM
02's are the best no exceptios... buy and extended warranty from gm, or a third party company for a low cost, b/c i have had a lit of warranty work, but i got love for my caddy truck

fast66
03-05-06, 11:45 PM
02's are the best no exceptios... buy and extended warranty from gm, or a third party company for a low cost, b/c i have had a lit of warranty work, but i got love for my caddy truck

go to warrantydirect.com they are the best

jrs05caddyext
03-06-06, 12:52 AM
Loved the 02 EXT I had. Never had any major problems. Good luck

bykw2
03-07-06, 04:13 PM
I have a 02 with 47K miles with a extended warranty for $30,0000

Synergetic
03-07-06, 04:18 PM
I have a 02 with 47K miles with a extended warranty for $30,0000


No offense, but obviously the deal he found is better. However, $30,000 for a 2002 with 47k should be worth much more than 30 g's. Its all these "quick2decide" people who take their Escalades to the dealer and let them go dirt cheap with the intention of putting it towards something else, when in reality they're losing for example $10,000 because they chose to be lazy and not sell it privately.

lol... :)
On the other hand, I will keep my 2002 until the value of that car is only a couple thousand dollars.

DLE
03-07-06, 07:29 PM
I just bought my 2002 Escalade last weekend for $29,500 with only 40,000 miles. I'm happy with it.

05 Cadillac Escalade
03-07-06, 11:35 PM
I just bought my 2002 Escalade last weekend for $29,500 with only 40,000 miles. I'm happy with it.

Congratulations on the purchase of your Escalade. I am sure you will enjoy it. Oh, by the way, welcome to the forum. :welcome: .

Thanks.

jrs05caddyext
03-08-06, 10:32 AM
I just bought my 2002 Escalade last weekend for $29,500 with only 40,000 miles. I'm happy with it.

Congrats and:welcome:

DLE
03-08-06, 12:35 PM
Thanks guys! I am excited to learn more and more about the Escalade and meeting more people from this forum.


Great forum! Okay, back on topic. :)

*Dont want to hijack this thread here now :) *

Synergetic
03-08-06, 05:33 PM
*double Post*
Sorry!!

Synergetic
03-08-06, 05:36 PM
Thanks guys! I am excited to learn more and more about the Escalade and meeting more people from this forum.


Great forum! Okay, back on topic. :)

*Dont want to hijack this thread here now :) *

lol. I was about to say HIJACKED!
But whats the deal with the thread starter, did you end up buying the Escalade?

2000Escalade
03-09-06, 11:05 PM
go to warrantydirect.com they are the best

fast66

could u please contact me...need some info on that Warrantydirect

Slatinaa@comcast.net

Thanks

luxy60
03-10-06, 01:10 PM
I'm also looking at purchasing a 2002 with 51K miles. I'm interested in the MPG folks are seeing with the 6.0L? Not really a purchase factor but just curious what people are seeing in the real world once the engine is broken in.

Luxy