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Had some fun the other day driving on the beach in Brigantine NJ. That's Atlantic City in the background. Engaged 4WD, took off traction control and had some fun spinning the wheels in the sand. With the real 4WD I felt it drove much better in the sand vs my old Escalade with AWD. Everyone on the drive on beach thought I was a bit nuts as they are all in pickup trucks, jeeps etc.

If you ever run on the sand the new Escalade is pretty good. Without 22's and real off-road tires it would actually be amazing!!

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I much preferred the AWD in my previous Escalades, over this 4wd system. If I want to do 4 wheeling I'd buy something else. This is a boulevard cruiser. The more auto the better in my opinion. Just saying....
 

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I much preferred the AWD in my previous Escalades, over this 4wd system. If I want to do 4 wheeling I'd buy something else. This is a boulevard cruiser. The more auto the better in my opinion. Just saying....
I take my "boulevard cruiser" every other month to our second home in the hills of Vermont....lots of "boulevard" ( 500 miles ) till I get to the state, but then it's dirt roads ( sometimes deep in mud) and in the winter snow/ice on top!! Comfort and luxury are wonderful till you need the "beast" to crawl and dig......this vehicle does it all! ...in many ways better than the Mercedes SUV that I had before it! ( it was AWD) Attached is a picture of the Escalade manuerving through 4 miles of wood road last spring.

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blit184 said:
I take my "boulevard cruiser" every other month to our second home in the hills of Vermont....lots of "boulevard" ( 500 miles ) till I get to the state, but then it's dirt roads ( sometimes deep in mud) and in the winter snow/ice on top!! Comfort and luxury are wonderful till you need the "beast" to crawl and dig......this vehicle does it all! ...in many ways better than the Mercedes SUV that I had before it! ( it was AWD) Attached is a picture of the Escalade manuerving through 4 miles of wood road last spring.<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=309521"/>
Glad to see another member besides me who lives back in the woods
I do get looks when I go to town with the sides of my truck looking like a went muddin in it(thank goodness for window tint)
 

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It is a good thing that Cadi decided to make it 4wd vs. awd. But the AWD is not for beginners and you should know how to handle it :yup:
 

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It is a good thing that Cadi decided to make it 4wd vs. awd. But the AWD is not for beginners and you should know how to handle it :yup:
Once you have driven in 10 inches of snow with 3 inches of ice below that your good :)
 

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My 07 ESV had the 18" rims with Bridgestones and the AWD did ok....I never got stuck and one year a " trail" rated Jeep Cherokee got stuck. They askedme to tow them out...I let them use my tow strap and found someone else with a P/U truck to pull them out. I told them it would look pretty stupid have an Escalade towing a Jeep!
My 15 ESV has the 22" rims with the low profile tires and even with that handicap as I mentioned in my original post was amazing!
I really use mine as an SUV, towing and driving in snow,sand etc... Here it is towing my sons Polaris Razor. It really is an amazing SUV!!

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My 07 ESV had the 18" rims with Bridgestones and the AWD did ok....I never got stuck and one year a " trail rated Jeep Cherokee got stuck. They added me to tow them out...I let them use my tow strap and found someone else with a P/U truck to pull them out. I told them it would look pretty stupid have an Escalade towing a Jeep! My 15 ESV has the 22" rims with the low profile tires and even with at handicap as I mentioned in my original post was amazing! I really use mine as an SUV, towing and driving in snow,sand etc... Here it is towing my sons Polaris Razor. It really is an amazing SUV!!<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=310114"/>
I would have paid to seen that as it would have been embarrassing for the jeep owner

I also use mine as a suv and am the only one brave enough to drive on ice without whining(not many people in my area will drive on ice)
 
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