Anybody who thinks they want one seriously needs to reconsider. Its GM, as is Chevy. Its basically the same thing as a Chevy Tahoe, except a bit bigger and a slight bit more plush. Its also plastic, the better part of the whole damn car. The only good thing is that it rides nice as hell, and has a big touch screen thing for the radio and navigation system. You pay an extra ten grand or more for a bit better suspension, a screen, and the ability to say you have an escalade.
My mom got one about a year ago. I've been driving it, and found out how much I hate auto 4-wheel drive. You dont know if you are on 4 wheels or not, and you cant turn it on manually. It also has a spedometer that goes way to high, so it goes in increments of 20mph instead of 10. Thats just a pain, like you need to or will ever go 180.
Today my mom was giving my tired ass a ride to and from an orthodontist appointment. We were on the way home when a deer ran out in front of us. She never got it off cruise, which was set at 60. Lets just say the deer got pwned. We nailed its back end, then it got pegged by a diesel pickup in the other lane. The I say threason is is that I can rant even more about how the whole damn thing is plastic. When we pulled into the garage, there was steam coming from the radiator. It was also dripping. Upon further examination, we found the grill was totally shattered on one side. The radiator was bent like shit, and smashed way back into whatever was behind it. I had exected that for something over 40 grand you would at least get a grill that was made of something a bit stronger than plastic. If it were just shatter proof, we wouldnt have had to get the thing towed aes of shattered way. That car has about ten piecplastic grill in the back end. Fuckin plastic. For that much money they could at least give you some metal on the thing, right?