Once again, my 2005 Escalade ESV is in for service.. It has high mileage - almost 60k, I think - so maybe that has something to do with it. However, I think it's just near the mileage point where these SUVs just start falling apart. I'm so glad I purchased the 100,000 mile warranty...
Anyway, I have a DTS for a loaner. I think it's a 2007 but being the mileage is up to 15k, it's probably a 2006. When I first got in the car and took off, I thought to myself "this is why I love Cadillacs". I really did love it at that point. It's a very comfortable car. The aesthetics are much improved over the outgoing model.
This is probably a worse review than my original one some time back when I had another as a loaner. But, I figured I'd write again since this one actually has some mileage on it. I'm kinda disappointed.. There are quite a few rattles and squeaks already. Somebody once said that they felt the CLOTH on the sides of the seats were to keep the seat from making noise as it rubbed up against the center console. Well that's not the case. The seats made a lot of noise while I bounced around over bumps. So Cadillac is just being cheap.
The Lexus LS seats don't touch the center console and there's even a little 'catch' in case you drop something in there. Is it really that much more expensive to have it this way? It works perfectly in the Lexus because the seats don't rub against anything - no noise.
There's a lock/unlock STALK right where I'd place my left arm near the window. A STALK! Why is there a STALK there?! What other Cadillac has this these days? WTF?!
Wind noise wasn't too bad. I can't complain. But the interior is quite noisy (not NEARLY as noisy as, say, a Chrysler 300C). A LOT of tire/road noise enters the cabin. Why? Didn't anybody care to put sound deadening material underneath? This IS a Cadillac - isn't it? And engine noise enters the cabin even under normal acceleration.. This is unbecoming of a premium luxury car.
The torque steer is pretty bad. I guess I've been driving rear wheel drive for awhile now - so I'm beginning to notice.. Maybe I don't like FWD as much as I thought I did...