NASA Scientist says "5 stars, with SECRET.
November 4, 2018
The 2003-2006 Escalade ended up being one of the best designed SUV's which existed. In 2003, it was quicker to 60 than the Range Rover, and is still quicker than a Mini Cooper S. Interesting that the combination of engine and transmission was perfect for this vehicle. ONE SIMPLE FIX: Why does mine drive better at 140,000 miles than on day one? There is an issue with wandering on the highway with this generation Escalade. If you take it to an expert on alignment, there are caps that can be removed which GM refuses to remove. These caps allow the specialist to adjust camber and caster (I'm not sure which exact angle) but they will not adjust these at a GM dealership. The ride quality improves dramatically. Although the interior may have been nicer in newer models, ride quality suffered greatly as they focused on bigger wheels. The current generation is pathetic. The heated seats work poorly, the seats are smaller, and it rides so rough. We all believed it was a typical 70,000 mile vehicle, yet so many are surviving 300,000 miles. Another trick? When the rear adjustable shocks go, Monroe makes a direct replacement which functions with the computer properly. The non-adjustable alternative (quite popular) is MORE expensive and you lose the ride height adjustment, which I use all the time (I tow a small trailer). I have raced cars, own 2 new vehicles and an electric, and still, theEscalade is my favorite (the Challenger TA 392 is pretty amazing as well...as it is Mercedes-based).