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Long term tech costs of our escalades.

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Interesting story here..


But I'm not worried about parts costs due to damage.

This is my first escalade so what worries me is the costs of magnetic shocks, power running boards, cue system, and ac controls due to its integration in the cue system.

Has anyone ever had to replace a whole cue system?

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WOW, You really keep it a long time.
I used to do that with all my cars, keep them until I sent them to the junk yard or donated them.
The last decade, I just trade them in.
The last two cars are leases, which is a first for us.
Maybe it is the cost of the technology which is driving our decision not to keep vehicles forever, as it is getting way too costly to replace parts.
No longer can we go to the junk yard to get parts that have failed or be damaged.
Now we just replace the whole car with a brand new car with even newer, better and more costly High Technology every few years.
Same with my 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE AWD Limited.
I had all the stuff: AWD, ACC, Leather, Fake Wood, Bose, GPS, XM Radio, Trailer Hitch for up to 3500#.
It was riding great and was very reliable.
It would have lasted many more driving years.
At 70 I did not want to wait too long for a new machine.
I also just wanted some of the new stuff.
Made it hard to find a vehicle that had the AWD and ACC and a lot of cargo room as well as a lot of new stuff.
The 2015i Platinum 4WD ESV has it all.
But at great cost.
But the minivan cost $40K and the Platinum cost $100K.
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