Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I'm looking to buy 2003 Cadillac Escalade.

asked by on

I'm looking to buy this vehicle. What are the common costs to maintain? oil, battery, etc. Is this vehicle famous for potential problems. is there any thing specific I should be checking?

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

In general, the 2003 Cadillac Escalade is a pretty reliable vehicle. With only 80,000 miles on a 2003 model, it’s likely that this car was lightly driven and possibly well maintained. You might want to ask the current owner for service records, and have a VIN history report completed. The best thing any potential car buyer can do to ensure their future car is a good one is to have a mobile mechanic complete a pre-purchase car inspection.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I'm looking to buy 2003 Cadillac Escalade.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My AC is not working, the light on the AC buttons blinks in green. There is enough freon in it. My mechanic told me the fan which

It is possible that the mechanic you spoke with was referring to the electric cooling fan that is turned on when the a/c is turned on. If this fan is not working, there could be a short in the wiring...

Q: AC fuse keeps blowing

I would try and disconnect the A/C compressor to see if the fuse still blows. The compressor is the only thing that gets energized in all settings except economy. If this works and the fuse does not blow, then the...

Q: 2003 Lancer es I just installed a new idler pulley but cant get the nut threaded onto the bolt. My hands are too big...any advice?

If you are referring to the alternator belt, the nut involved is attached to a socket that is in turn mounted on a very flat and narrow extension bar that can get into remote, tight spots. Then a conventional wrench...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.