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How far did you all have to go to get your Escalade? How did you find it? I want to trade my 08 in for a 12+ Premium. I won't settle for anything else, but they're slim pickings in this area. There are plenty of 07-11s out there, but the 12+ Premium has been elusive. I can usually find 1 or 2 within 300 miles. Has anyone had a dealer wiling to meet half way for a test drive?
 

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Find a truck you like on autotrader.com, run a carfax/carproof, e-mail or call dealership and request high quality pictures, service records, etc., agree on a price over the phone, give a deposit, and fly/drive over to the destination.

I highly doubt a dealer will drive 100 miles to meet you for a test drive.
 

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I tend to agree w/the above. Availability is really going to depend on market demand/demographic in your area. Escalade's are a dime a dozen in my area (I've started to notice a lot more later model premium and platinum models lately, not to mention the new '15 model) then again I'm located in DC metro where it is the soccer mom truck of choice. But to answer your question, I found mine randomly browsing auto trader as it was located at a GM dealership 20-25 min from my house at the time (locally within the area).
 

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11 miles :)

I was originally only looking at Tahoes and Yukons for about a year and drove to Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, and St. Louis for test drives. I live in Kansas City so I built in a test drive with a vacation or trip to see family. I also test drove in Kansas City obviously. But I didn't look into Escalades until a friend, who's a GM technician, mentioned to me that used Escalades weren't much more than the used Tahoes/Yukons I was looking at to buy. First search came up with the Escalade I eventually purchased...11 miles from my house. It was cheaper than all the Tahoes/Yukons.

Prices in KC are fair. You'll occasionally find a good deal like I did but for the most part they're average pricing. Texas is where you'll find the cheapest Escalades. I almost drove to Dallas but it sold.
 

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Yea how come it seems like texas has a multitude of trucks,and all seem to be less expensive than the north east?
 

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We live and cottage in areas where Escalades are easy to find at any GM dealer. We bought a used black 2013 Platinum ESV for my husband which was at a GM dealer within 30km from our cottage while on vacation in Muskoka, Ontario. We loved it so much that within 45 days after buying the first one we told the same dealership that we wanted to get a short box for me.

However, red is my favourite colour and it is very rare to find a 2013 Platinum in crystal red tintcoat. I found my truck on Auto Trader in Edmonton, Alberta over 3400km away so the owner of the dealership from Ontario verified car fax and service records from home, flew to Edmonton to check out the truck and once verifying that it was a great truck, he told us it could be shipped to us by rail but would not arrive for two weeks or he could drive it back to Ontario for us. I was excited and losing sleep over the truck so we opted to have it driven back here since it was low mileage and we were not worried about the extra mileage added on by driving it back. The dealer was thrilled, he said this was the trip of a lifetime him and his son took turns driving and got it home within 3 days and charged us $1600 for the delivery.

We did have to put some trust in our dealer being that we were not able to test drive it or see it in person. Seeing that we had just bought one truck from them which had been great, we had faith in them that they would make sure this was a great truck. Anyone in southern Ontario looking to buy, go to Jim Wilson Chevrolet in Orillia if you want to be treated really well when buying a vehicle. Ask Jim or James Wilson to tell you about the Red Escalade from Alberta and you will get the whole story! They are not even a Cadillac dealer but will go to great distances to procure vehicles and make customers happy?


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I drove 4 hours there and 4 back.

I was getting close to just buying one in TX and driving back. (Im in VA) They are plentiful and cheaper there. Oil money ya know!
 

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I bought my Escalade and Fleetwood from out of state, sight unseen. Escalade was new so it wasn't as big of a risk. I saw pics of the Fleetwood, agreed on a price and had it shipped 2000 miles. Advice,,,, go with your gut/instinct.
 

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^ unless you haven't eaten lunch, then it's just hunger pains :D
 

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Forgot to mention, when I bought the Escalade the dealer drove 4hrs to my house so I could sign the paperwork and pay. 2 weeks later when my car arrived at the dealer I went and picked it up.
 

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I was able to find mine with Carmax, the vehicle I wanted was over 400 miles away, i just paid to have it shipped to the nearest Carmax near me to do a test drive.
 
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