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2004 Cadillac Escalade - New Transmission And Brakes! Custom Trim And Wheels! on 2040-cars

Year:2004 Mileage:123599 Color: White /
 Tan
Location:

Barrington, New Jersey, United States

Barrington, New Jersey, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Sport Utility
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:6.0L 5967CC 364Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Fuel Type:GAS
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1GYEK63N24R238860 Year: 2004
Make: Cadillac
Model: Escalade
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Trim: Base Sport Utility 4-Door
Options: Sunroof, 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats, CD Player
Drive Type: AWD
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Mileage: 123,599
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Tan
Number of Cylinders: 8
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

2004 Cadillace Escalade

123,599 miles

Brand New Transmission

20Ē Chrome Rims and Custom Grille

VIN 1GYEK63N24R238860


We are selling our 2004 Cadillac Escalade.  We purchased this from a family friend in October of 2006, coming off of lease.  We originally paid $37,770, with 34,390 miles.  My wife drives this 4 days a week for the past seven years to commute to work, which is about 10 miles each way.  She has averaged about 12,000 miles per year.  Other than that, we use it to haul the 3 kids here and there.


We are selling the truck because I recently purchased a new vehicle, so the wife has the itch for a new truck.  We are going to sell this and get a late model Yukon or Tahoe.  We have had this for just over seven years, and my wife has treated this truck better than me.  She washes it by hand every weekend, towel drying and vacuuming.  Itís a beautiful looking truck.  The dark tinted windows against the white paint, along with the aftermarket chrome 20Ē rims make this truck stand out when she comes down the street.  Not to mention, the aftermarket exhaust makes a sweet deep rumble.  It really is a special car.  


We almost traded it in last year, and just as we were in the process of shopping for a new car, there was an issue with the transmission.  Instead of taking a chance on a $700 repair, we decided to have the dealer install a new GM Certified Transmission with a 3 year/100,000 mile warranty (parts and labor) for a cost to us of $3,300!  So, our loss is your gain!  It would have been much more difficult to sell a truck with a transmission issue, so we bit the bullet. With that being said, this is probably the only Escalade on the market with a new transmission.  


Below is a list of everything I can think of regarding both the positives, and the potential future work needed:


Awesome Features:

  • Brand new GM Transmission with 3 year/100,000 mile parts and labor warranty.  This was replaced in the beginning of February.  We paid $3,300.  All work was done by Holman Cadillac in Turnersville, NJ.

  • 20Ē Chrome Tezzen Struck aftermarket wheels with 295/50 tires.  Original cost was $2,555 (I have a copy of the invoice).  The 295/50 low profile really makes the wheels stand out.  I do have the original wheels if you would prefer.  I included a picture of these.

  • All four tires are approximately 12 months old.

  • This is about a $800-$1,000 value.

  • Custom aftermarket chrome grille.  Original cost was $1,269 (I have a copy of the invoice).

  • Navigation

  • Sirius

  • On-Star

  • Heated Leather Seats

  • Overhead DVD Entertainment

  • Tow package (we never used it)

  • 3rd row seating

  • 2 owners

  • All work (including oil changes) performed by a Cadillac Dealership (other than new tires)

  • All service records

  • Treated like a baby


Any time I sell a car, I list everything that I am aware of that would need to be done to the vehicle.  I would hope someone does the same for me.  You can be assured anything listed is everything we are aware of.  


Potential upcoming maintenance:

  • You may want to have spark plugs replaced along with regular maintenance items that you would usually replace for a car this age.  

  • There are two messages that show up on the dashboard:

    • One references the tire pressure.  Because these are aftermarket wheels, without the internal tire pressure gauge, this warning pops up that the computer doesnít read the pressure from the tires.  This of course isnít an issue, as the tires are fine, but it does show up.

    • The other is for the Ride Service Control.  There is some type of rear shock that adjusts the height of the back of the truck depending on what is loaded in the back.  The compressor no longer works, but we never noticed a difference.  We didnít notice any change in the ride, so we opted not to repair it.  Your choice.

  • The paint is immaculate, but youíll see there are two small spots missing paint on the passenger front bumper.  I actually didnít notice this until I took pictures of the car.

  • The air conditioner will sometimes blow warm on one side.  After a few minutes, or when the car is restarted, it will correct itself.  Iíve looked it up and it could be low on freon which is an easy fix.  However, we have not had it assessed by the dealer.  

  • DVD player can be quirky.  Every once in a while, we have to turn the car off then on again to get it to read the disc.


We are sad to see the Escalade go, as itís been good to us.  Please give me a call on my cell at 610-389-8472 or email at johnplumley@gmail.com if you have any questions or you would like to come by to check it out.


Thanks,

John



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