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My 2011 X5 Diesel only has 53k miles, but was hit in the right front in January. It stayed in the shop a month and is now currently in the shop again for work that wasn't completed correctly. When I get it out, I'm considering trading it for a 2010 Escalade Luxury with all of the bells and whistles. It was a one owner vehicle with all records and nothing special in the records. The catch is that it has 136k miles. They are asking $25k for it. Any concerns here on the miles or anything else?

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I'd get the X5 fixed correctly and keep it instead. Unless you are in dire need of extra space?
 

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The thing is that I really did like the X5 before the accident. It fits my family and travel needs well. I think my confidence level in it has gone down some due to the issues it's had since it was supposedly "fixed". Maybe I'll feel better about it once I get it back. I like the looks and extras associated with the Escalade, but am concerned that the miles may be too high - even at that price. It did drive very well though. Thanks for chiming in.
 

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Thanks for all of the advice. I think I will let this one pass and keep looking for one with much less mileage.
 

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2010 they got rid of the rain sense wipers and the heated windshield fluid. They recalled it and dealer deleted feature but you can solve the problem with a alpha therm. 2008-2009 best years
 

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No sense in going from a 53,000 mile X5 to a 134,000 mile Escalade. It's going to be a shocker going from a diesel to a 6.2L, no? Try getting a hybrid Escalade. A member recently traded his in and it had 300,000 miles on it, I believe. That is such a bad deal. The dealer is at least making 6-7,000 in pure profits from that truck.
 

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No sense in going from a 53,000 mile X5 to a 134,000 mile Escalade. It's going to be a shocker going from a diesel to a 6.2L, no? Try getting a hybrid Escalade. A member recently traded his in and it had 300,000 miles on it, I believe. That is such a bad deal. The dealer is at least making 6-7,000 in pure profits from that truck.
My 2500 HD is MUCH faster than my Escalade's, of course it's got 1122 ft lbs of torque, of course much like my life this is NOT normal ;)
 

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Mileage is not a measure of escalade's reliability. I had 195k miles on my 2009 escalade hybrid and got a trade in value of $17000 when I bought my 2015i escalade platinum.
 

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I can weigh in on this personally as my father has a 2012 X5 diesel versus my 2010 Escalade EXT

The X5 is a BLAST to drive, very different car than the Escalade- don't get me wrong the caddy is a nice luxury cruiser but the X5 eats corners for breakfast. The "butt feel" is about equal to me in straight line acceleration although without looking it up it wouldn't surprise me if the X5 posts a slightly faster quarter mile.
The Escalade is definitely a lot roomier especially in the back seat and the seats are more comfortable overall I think. However the technology is a BIG step backwards on the caddy, you can't even play music through Bluetooth in a 2014 without an aftermarket module!

I won't bother mentioning gas mileage as I'm sure you've already looked that up, but overall I'd say they're both equally great vehicles in their own ways- if you need a larger luxury cruiser and don't mind the step down in tech and gas mileage go Caddy. If you like a fun sporty SUV with great economy and awesome tech keep the X!
 

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Nothing drives like a BMW, but I'd rather take the Escalade and drive it 2-300,000 miles than an X5 which will grenade itself or require thousands to keep it on the road. My 750Li with the same V8 engine as an X5 had $15-20,000 in repairs. Never again.
 

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BMW is sport everyday car. I'm member of BMW CCA, I had three different BMW (3- series, M3, 550) well I don't have now but still have membership for auto crossing with my 944. While I had BMW it was something wrong all the time.
Last BMW 550 had battery discharge issue, plus that V8 have tons of problem: oil seal valve caps go bad between 50,000 to 100,000, water transfer pipe leaking, oil leak from some kind access panel ($1 seal = $2,000 repair), since all accessories and front engine access panel needed to be remove to replace $1 seal.
The 6-cyl BMW have all vanos problem. Newer BMW all have electrical water pump problem. BMW CIC is pita, that's control bunch thing, so any electrical issue go back to CIC or dozen other electronics boxes. BMW made with all common grounds and always everything om, nothing goes stand by mode while you are driving and it's nightmare to find an electrical issue, plus it will power on for 30min -1 hr all electrical components after engine shut down, than it will wake up every few hours to check voltages and resistance around all car. It's very complex car.
So I loved BMW and will buy again some point. But you have to love so much to keep for long. Most people do lease, since all covered under this the lease. The 3-series are most reliable once, 7 -series, 6-series, and may be X5 are more problem one.
But nothing drives like BMW.
So the trading X5 to Lade, well if you need all these space do it, if not wait until lease expired or payoff. Than you can either lease or buy Lade.
 

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BMW is sport everyday car. I'm member of BMW CCA, I had three different BMW (3- series, M3, 550) well I don't have now but still have membership for auto crossing with my 944. While I had BMW it was something wrong all the time.
Last BMW 550 had battery discharge issue, plus that V8 have tons of problem: oil seal valve caps go bad between 50,000 to 100,000, water transfer pipe leaking, oil leak from some kind access panel ($1 seal = $2,000 repair), since all accessories and front engine access panel needed to be remove to replace $1 seal.
The 6-cyl BMW have all vanos problem. Newer BMW all have electrical water pump problem. BMW CIC is pita, that's control bunch thing, so any electrical issue go back to CIC or dozen other electronics boxes. BMW made with all common grounds and always everything om, nothing goes stand by mode while you are driving and it's nightmare to find an electrical issue, plus it will power on for 30min -1 hr all electrical components after engine shut down, than it will wake up every few hours to check voltages and resistance around all car. It's very complex car.
So I loved BMW and will buy again some point. But you have to love so much to keep for long. Most people do lease, since all covered under this the lease. The 3-series are most reliable once, 7 -series, 6-series, and may be X5 are more problem one.
But nothing drives like BMW.
So the trading X5 to Lade, well if you need all these space do it, if not wait until lease expired or payoff. Than you can either lease or buy Lade.
The last generation V8 was a disaster, and so is the new one (N63). BMW issued a recall on ALL motors and will replace parts, but you can't change on how the engine runs, and issues will arise after some time. The days of driving a BMW to 100,000 or even 200,000 miles without major repairs are long gone, and that is why I will never set foot in a BMW dealership unless I was leasing one.
 
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