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Old 03-29-2015, 07:45 PM
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Movin on...

After almost four years of absolute satisfaction with my '11 Summit, I ordered a new Escalade the other day.
Why, after the Jeep was such a great vehicle?
The shifter.
Someone in the Chrysler organization thought it was such a great idea to hang that T-handle shifter right in the middle of the console….right where my leg hits it.
I only hope that the Cadillac brings me the same smile my trusty Jeep has delivered through all types of driving conditions over the past 70k miles… !

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Old 03-29-2015, 08:26 PM
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Re: Movin on...

The new escalade is NICE. Congrats!
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:11 PM
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Re: Movin on...

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After almost four years of absolute satisfaction with my '11 Summit, I ordered a new Escalade the other day.
Why, after the Jeep was such a great vehicle?
The shifter.
Someone in the Chrysler organization thought it was such a great idea to hang that T-handle shifter right in the middle of the console….right where my leg hits it.
I only hope that the Cadillac brings me the same smile my trusty Jeep has delivered through all types of driving conditions over the past 70k miles… !
Short wheelbase or the long wheelbase?
The short wheelbase Escalade is a serious hot rod with that 6.2 liter V8.
Have fun!
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:20 AM
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Short wheelbase or the long wheelbase?
The short wheelbase Escalade is a serious hot rod with that 6.2 liter V8.
Have fun!
A short one….I think the long one looks like it should have a pine box hangin outa the back of it…IMHO of course...
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Re: Movin on...

Durago has no T shifter.

Good luck.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:36 AM
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Sorry to see you go. I hope the new ride works out for you.
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For $72K it better bring some sort of smile.
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Re: Movin on...

Congrats! There are sporadic problems with a buffeting noise, even with the windows up in the GM suv's. Take yours for a ride before signing on the line.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:51 AM
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Congrats! There are sporadic problems with a buffeting noise, even with the windows up in the GM suv's. Take yours for a ride before signing on the line.

I've heard that on some Suburban threads. Some people are getting nauseated from the noise canceling system. Seasick in the Suburban so to speak.


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Old 03-31-2015, 07:30 AM
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I've heard that on some Suburban threads. Some people are getting nauseated from the noise canceling system. Seasick in the Suburban so to speak.


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Yes, I have been following this closely. It seems it was quite prevalent in the early builds.
I thorough test-drive before turning over the keys to the Jeep is in order!
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Re: Movin on...

Your right leg hits the shifter in the '14+? You must have really long legs or sit really close to the steering wheel.
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Re: Movin on...

Wow being 6'2" I would need quite a few more inches in my legs to hit the shifter.

Your seat must be jacked up to the max.


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