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Hello all. Looking to get some advice on possible things of concern to look for in this truck. I found a 2009 ESV Platinum (C.P.O) with ~37k on it. Flying down next weekend to look at it and likely purchase the vehicle. Any items I need to be concerned about? Also any upgrades i should consider doing if all checks out? Thanks.
 

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One thing to look for are the front struts to be leaking. Outer door handles also for pulling away from the doors. And check outside window moldings for fading or peeling. Good luck on your purchase.
 
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I'm happy you're considering an Escalade, Wood! If you would like a copy of that particular ESV's build code list, then please email me with the last eight of its VIN. I'm reachable via email at [email protected] and always happy to research vehicle questions further for you!

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I'm in a similar situation as Wood 13, thanks for your feedback Chris. I will be looking for those issues.

Does anyone else have common concerns we should consider?

One thing to look for are the front struts to be leaking. Outer door handles also for pulling away from the doors. And check outside window moldings for fading or peeling. Good luck on your purchase.
 

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well u should be under bumper to bumper warranty till 50 k or 5 yrs i think.
if the vehicle is in the condition u desire just go for it.
you'll have plenty of time under warranty if anything goes wrong.
 

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I have a 09 esv plat.


In addition to the items listed,
1. Check all interior door handles, chrome pealing off.
2. Check chrome on upper button of arm rest, also sharp shards on some trucks.
3. Both front shocks leaking at 35k
4. Carefully inspect All Exterior Chrome for bubbling, mirrors etc.
5. Front plastic mud guard cracks where the two bolts secure it.
6. Rear accessory plug cover, easy to crack holder if its not broken already.
7. Make sure you have ALL your headsets (4)
8. Check for oil pan gasket leak. Bottom should be bone dry.

Good Luck!!!
 

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I have a 09 esv plat.


In addition to the items listed,
1. Check all interior door handles, chrome pealing off.
2. Check chrome on upper button of arm rest, also sharp shards on some trucks.
3. Both front shocks leaking at 35k
4. Carefully inspect All Exterior Chrome for bubbling, mirrors etc.
5. Front plastic mud guard cracks where the two bolts secure it.
6. Rear accessory plug cover, easy to crack holder if its not broken already.
7. Make sure you have ALL your headsets (4)
8. Check for oil pan gasket leak. Bottom should be bone dry.

Good Luck!!!
Thanks Nice Ride for such a detailed listing. I will definitely take this list with me when I go down to inspect/ pick it up.

Also, thanks to cadmanchris and anyone else to share your thoughts.
 

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You're very thorough Nice, thanks!!!! I will check every single item you mentioned. I hear you Toygar; yes it is under warranty, we now have specifics of what to look for from actual owners. Good looking out everyone!
 
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