Cadillac, as part of the General Motors family, responded to the increased demand for Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in 1999 by launching the Cadillac Escalade. mercum auto auctions, in an effort to compete with its rival, Ford, and the successful Japanese and German SUV industry, spared no details when outfitting the full sized Escalade; the basic model - build in Arlington, Texas - quickly found its place in the high-end luxury vehicle market. Four years later, the 2003 Cadillac Escalade came to market with a variety of modifications added to the basic model; rear wheel drive as standard, with a 4-wheel drive option; engine options including a choice between a 5.3L V8 or High-Output Vortec V8; an improved stability control system that's been upgraded to a 4-wheel system; and power assisted pedals.
Car enthusiasts sat up and took notice. And before long the 2003 mercum auto auctions was the vehicle of choice for celebrities and sports personalities. Everyone from basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, to comic actor Bernie Mac - who drives an Escalade on his hit television show - began touting the benefits of the SUV. Turn on the television anytime, and you're likely to see the Escalade in any number of hip hop videos. The Cadillac Escalade has become the status symbol of its day.
Many owners enjoy having their vehicles customized in some way and this is very true for owners of the 2003 Cadillac Escalade. While some owners tune their engines to race conditions, others outfit their vehicles with specialized tires and rims. Still others will procure a customized paint job - the ultimate in customization - to really express themselves.
There are three choices in the SUV range. Choosing which model will be determined by personal taste, the vehicle's purpose, and cost. The 2003 Cadillac Escalade - and models from other years - is available in the standard Escalade Wagon model or the Escalade EXT Pick-Up Truck which was introduced to give the 2003 Cadillac Escalade another version. It seats five people and has four doors and comes standard with a High-Output 6.0L engine.
Additionally, there is also the Escalade ESV which came onto the market as a 2003 Cadillac Escalade. This one is the most expensive of the three and has a longer base.
However, as with anything else, there are some drawbacks to Escalade ownership. The Escalade is something of a gas guzzler and - along with other SUVs - is often cited by critics as harmful to the environment. Additionally, its parts are quite expensive. Lastly, the Escalade - as a luxury vehicle - is often the target of thievery.
Cadillac is always looking for ways to improve and upgrade their vehicles. They know that many of their customers are serious about the performance and appearance of their SUVs. Look to Cadillac for the future of luxury SUVs.