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View Poll Results: What vehicle would you buy your soon-to-be fiance
2008-2009 Cadillac Escalade 5 12.20%
2010 Lexus RX350 9 21.95%
2010 Cadillac CTS 3 7.32%
2008-2009 BMW 535i 13 31.71%
Other 11 26.83%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-30-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The Escalade is a hideous blingy thirsty beast. I cannot imagine buying one for me or anyone I know. But if your girl likes to drive what hip-hop stars and pro athletes drive, go for it.
Lol, and....so what? Do you check to see what kind of people drive your car before you buy it? Thats crazy.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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I wouldn't buy a car to a woman who isn't my wife especially she would expect more later when you give an expensive gift like that in the beginning.

If you must get her a car very soon, get a used Honda Civic instead. After a few years of marriage with her, then get the car you put to vote here.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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Obviously "shes not that kind of girl".
No harm meant. Congratulations to you.
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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JustJoy By the first post i thought i was talking to a guy, sorry for the mistake and sorry for insinuating most girls cant tell the difference in cars obviously you are one of the few who can . As for a car as a romantic gift? its a nice gift but ultimately is just a bunch of nuts and bolts,nothing i'd call romantic.
LOL thanks, but I wasn't insulted. To "me" I think a new car would be romantic - but then again, I went all ga-ga over a crock pot too Go figure
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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EPA mpg figures for the Escalade hybrid are 21/22.
I'm sure the five people in the US that have one enjoy it. And new they START at $73K, $11K more than the gasoline base model.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I'm sure the five people in the US that have one enjoy it. And new they START at $73K, $11K more than the gasoline base model.
Ok well... I don't see what your fuss is about.

Your Ridgeline is rated at 15/20 and the non-hybrid Escalade is rated at 14/20. Why are you so critical of the Escalade's consumption when your own purchase is a "thirsty beast"?
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Speedy, can you buy your old Denali back?
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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Isn't the Escalade just a blinged up Tahoe?
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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On the revised list, if the Tahoe has the air conditioned seats, I'd get it, since it's new, and an understated example of that class of GM SUV. If not, I would look at the Denali. I am of the school, however, where less is more, and for my own taste, the Escalade is just too over-styled.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:42 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Congrats! Honestly, I'd take her car-shopping.....it is fun when you're not constrained by a tight budget and having to find the most practical car. It also enables her to feel part of the process and should ensure neither of you have any regrets about it later on.
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