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2005 Cadillac Escalade Esv Platinum Rare Sport Utility Loaded No Reserve on 2040-cars

US $13,950.00
Year:2005 Mileage:136794 Color: Platinum Emblem

Montpelier, Virginia, United States

Montpelier, Virginia, United States

 2005 Cadillac Escalade ESV PLATINUM Edition

This Cadillac is LOADED and comes with the RARE Pewter color and Platinum Edition Package.  Features and Options include:

  • Vortec 6.0L Engine 345 HP
  • Platinum Edition
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Overdrive
  • Full Leather Seating in beautiful Shale Leather (light beige)
  • Navigation System
  • Dual Screen Rear Entertainment System
  • Remote Car Starter
  • Power Sunroof
  • Heated and Cooled Front Seats
  • 14 Way Power Front Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Power Adjustable Pedals
  • Heated and Cooled Rear Seats
  • Heated and Cooled Cupholders
  • Premium Interior Trim Package
  • Woodgrain accents
  • Bose Premium Audio System with Cassette and In Dash 6 Disk CD
  • XM Satellite Radio
  • OnStar System
  • Rear Seat Audio
  • Steering Wheel Radio Controls
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Power Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Locks
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tri-zone Auto climate Control
  • Dual Power Mirrors with Heat
  • Overhead Console
  • Fog Lamps
  • Rear Defogger
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Privacy Glass
  • Automatic HID headlights
  • Parking Assist
  • Stabilitrak Stability System
  • Road Sensing Suspension
  • Automatic Rear Leveling
  • 4 Wheel Anti-lock Disc Brakes
  • Driver and Front Passenger frontal and side impact air bags
  • Passenger Sensing System (airbag)
  • Dual Level Front Airbag
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • 20" Chrome Wheels and Tires
  • Chrome Grille and Badging
  • Clear Coat Exterior
  • Platinum Emblem
  • Luggage Rack Track
  • Running Boards with chrome accents
  • Tow Hitch
  • Rear Cargo Liner
  • Custom Floor Mats with Cadillac Logo (4 piece)
  • Trip Computer calculates gas mileage, distance, etc.

Vehicle is in  very good condition overall, and this Escalade sold for over $70,000 originally.  Please see below:

Mechanically this vehicle runs and drives beautifully with a ride that you would expect from a Cadillac.  Car starts well and  drives and shifts smoothly.  Vehicle has lots of power and excellent acceleration.  There are no known issues with motor or trans at all.  Vehicle has been maintained with regular oil changes and serviced as needed.  It will also come with a fresh oil change before purchase.  Start the car with the key or use the Remote Car Starter which allows you to warm up the car in the winter and cool it in the summer.  I just replaced the remotes so it will come with brand new Car Starter/Keyless Entry remotes.

The exterior of this car shines like new with chrome accents.  Paint is in excellent condition with only minor door dings and rock chips as you would expect.  The rear bumper has a very minor flaw in it, but it is hardly noticeable.  I have included a picture so that you can see this area clearly.  Windows are tinted for privacy which also makes the vehicle look very ritzy.  Front windshield has two  minor chips from rocks, but these have been there for a year and have not spread.  Power sunroof functions well.  Side running boards make entering/exiting the vehicle easy, and they add a nice chrome look to the car.  Mirrors function properly and none are damaged.

Interior is loaded with beautiful beige leather interior.  Seats also have Cadillac logo on headrests, and floors are protected by custom Cadillac floormats with matching Cadillac Logo.  Seats have no rips or tears, but some of the leather is showing signs of wear particularly on seat bottoms.  Please see pictures.  Vehicle comes with heavy duty rear cargo cover and a rubber cargo liner.  This is great for protecting your carpet underneath, and this has always been in place so the cargo carpet is in great condition.   DVD system works perfectly as do both screens.  Radio and navigation appear to be functioning as they should.  Car has two toned dash and beautiful woodgrain accents. 

Vehicle comes with 20" tires and premium chrome wheels. Tire tread is shown in pictures.  Vehicle comes with Tire Pressure Monitoring System. There is one tire that is reading "0" and the tire pressure monitor light comes on when you start the car. I suspect that the sensor on that tire has probably gone bad.  This was not a feature that I really used so I didn't replaced it, but if you want it looks like a new sensor sells for about $35-40 on Ebay.   This vehicle comes with a full sized spare. 

The only other issue that I know of is that the speedometer and the lights below it have  been working intermittently.  I have been told that this is likely due to a speedometer clock motor which can be rebuilt through a service on Ebay for less than $75.  As mentioned this is working intermittently so when you see/drive the vehicle it may work fine.  This does not affect the odometer's function so the mileage on the vehicle is true and accurate.   This vehicle is still being driven occasionally (ex. to get the oil changed, etc.) so the mileage may be slightly different at the end of the auction.  Vehicle is also for sale locally. 

Car has current Virginia Safety inspection and comes with a clear title.  You are welcome to see and drive the vehicle prior to bidding or you may have a mechanic inspect the car on your behalf.  I will be happy to ship this vehicle, but you are responsible for all shipping costs and liabilities associated with doing so.

This is a NO RESERVE auction!

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Cadillac dealers frustrated over Escalade production snarls

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:29:00 EST

Lincoln went through it during the launch of the MKZ last year, Jeep went through something similar with its Cherokee launch, and now the 2015 Cadillac Escalade has apparently caught the bug: dealer delivery delays because of quality control checks. Automotive News reports that Cadillac dealers have been waiting three times longer than usual - a month or more - from the time an Escalade leaves the assembly line to when it gets delivered. Worse, dealers are saying they don't always know where their vehicles are in transit, or when they are set to arrive. The situation has upset customers who have put down deposits and things have gotten so bad that some dealers have reportedly stopped taking pre-orders.
Cadillac says it has the delay, called "dwell time," down to two weeks, and it expects to cut that to a week by the beginning of September. The company said "a lengthy quality-assurance process on some interior parts" has caused the lag, the report citing additional issues with figuring out which vehicles should be delivered first. A spokesman said that more trucks have been put in the distribution system to work through the backlog, but it's clear it's still going to take some time to set things right, with one dealer telling AN that cars ordered in February and March still haven't arrived.
Brand chief Kurt McNeil said additional personnel are at the Escalade's Arlington, Texas factory to speed up the checks, and spreadsheets tracking every order have been distributed to field staff. Even with the snafu, though, the Escalade is Cadillac's best seller through July.

Johan responds to critics again about Cadillac's NY move

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:35:00 EST

Cadillac's new President Johan de Nysschen has faced a fair amount of criticism since assuming his position at the head of the American luxury manufacturer. From the company's move to New York City to a controversial new naming scheme, the first few months of his tenure have not been smooth sailing. Now, the embattled exec is firing back against his critics, notably Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain, in a new column running in AN.
De Nysschen countered Crain's claim that the move to the Big Apple, "can only mean that someone wants to live in New York."
"The relocation decision is entirely unrelated to the personal living preferences of any Cadillac executive. No corporation would tolerate such indulgence by its leadership," de Nysschen wrote. "It is about structurally entrenching a challenge to the status quo by reinforcing the psychological and physical separation in business philosophy between the mainstream brands and GM's luxury brand."

GM recalls full-size truck, SUVs and vans over faulty shifter mechanism

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 08:28:00 EST

Twelve different General Motors vehicles from the 2013 model year, up to 54,686 units in total, are being recalled over two potential issues with their steering columns. The models in question, all full-size trucks, SUVs or vans, are the: Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Express, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL.
The affected vehicles were built with a fractured parking lock cable or "a malformed steering column lock actuator gear in the lock module assembly." As a consequence, they could shift out of park without the brake pedal being applied or with the key removed or in the off position.
A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that the recall should begin on January 17. GM will notify owners, at which time they can take their vehicles to their dealers for repair free of charge. Have a look at the bulletin below for more information.