if you don't need it then there ya go.....the only downside other not having it when it's needed is the resale....the 5.3's take a beating on resale.
LOL, don't worry about resale... they're all pretty much in the toilet. I mean... they're huge American luxury SUVs.if you don't need it then there ya go.....the only downside other not having it when it's needed is the resale....the 5.3's take a beating on resale.
Nah, there are plenty of people in Middle and So. FL who will buy the 5.3, they just don't go for as much money as the 6.0s do, but it's also not a HUGE margin either.I wasn't talking about dollar lose...I'm talking about getting rid of it.Almost all the buyers will want the 6.0.The 5.3 is weak in this truck.
I have to have the AWD with the boat trailer and wet ramps...it was that or an H2 with an actual transfer case w/4lo.What killed the H2 for me was the already poor MPG of the Caddy vs the pathetic MPG of the H2 and it's acceleration is a joke compared to the Escalade.That's coming from someone that really wanted the H2.
I've been thinking about how crazy the $16,700 thing sounds over the past few days so I went back and checked my paperwork. Sure enough when considering trade allowances etc. the out the door price for the truck was $16,691.00 because I DIDN'T want to put a dime down.$16,700 for an 06 Escalade in the bay area, would be impossible. That's the best price by far I've seen one being sold for. Dealers average about $25-26,000 or in some cases upper 29 to low 30's.. miles vary. Back to the topic though, I'd go for the 06 or 05 with the 6.0, if it is in the budget. If they list the vehicle as having "NAV," make sure the nav disk is in the vehicle. If the navigation isn't operational, it's false advertisement. Tell them to put it in the deal, or you will go with another that does. Put it on your DUE BILL, so they can't back out of it.
You are absolutely correct. Just be patient, you WILL find one.I have a feeling even today the asking prices and what people or dealer will actually sell them for in this market is a large difference.
They are junk unless you get lucky and get a good one. The F01 (the new 7) is light years ahead of the old E65/66. However, neither of them tops the E38 (1995-2001) for timeless elegance and durability.Whats up with those 7 series Beemers anyway?
They seem to loose $40K in value in the first 3 years..
Either they must be junk, or expensive to own...Or both..
That's actually a pretty broad generalization. If you had an M3 (I had a 2002 Convertible) then you had probably the most maintenance intensive and expensive BMW to own after the E65 7 Series. The M3 was the only BMW I didn't like almost as much as the 7.2. Anyone who can afford a 7 series probably wants a new car for 90 g's and BMWs cost more to repair when out of waranty than the payments. (My last car was an M3 and i know this to be true). A cheap asking price on a used beemer doesn't mean that it's affordable to own. My lade is way cheaper to own, but different.