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So, I have narrowed my selection for the dumbest car in America to the Cadillac Escalade and the Hummer, both of which start at about $58,000.
And the winner isâ€¦the Escalade! :driving:
The Hummer after all makes no bones about what it is, a big ugly 8,000 pound truck like vehicle that makes little pretense of being a luxury vehicle, quite the contrary as part of the appeal is the rugged, adventure, military ambiance.
Back to the Escalade, why would anyone in their right mind buy a truck that pretends to be a luxury car and spend upwards of $60,000 to do so? Actually some models start at nearly $80,000. On the other hand, that includes a 10-speaker BoseÂ® 5.1 Cabin SurroundÂ® Sound System with CD/DVD player and in-dash 6-disc CD changer; Tri-zone automatic electronic climate control; and more.
No doubt they are all essential for climbing mountains, transporting cargo across the desert and maneuvering in standing water. :-5
I couldnâ€™t find the EPA mileage figures on the Cadillac site Wonder why?), but another site said it was 9 city and 14 on the highway and hey, with 409 horsepower that seems reasonable. It has a 26 gallon tank so you are free to roam for about 234 miles, while listening to your BoseÂ® surround sound system. And from what I have experienced at a volume that is sufficiently loud to drown out any calls of, â€œHey stupid, donâ€™t you know there is a gas crisis?â€
Plug in your iPod, activate your hands free phone, set your GPS and head for the nearest nail salon all in the comfort your your grand off road vehicle. :wah:
There is on advantage of owning an Escalade, when your home is in foreclosure, the darn thing is big enough to live in for a few monthsâ€¦and in the luxury to which you have become accustomed. :rolleyes:
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