Minor damages add up to major repair costs.
So you’re moving up the corporate ladder and reward yourself with a new 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Base price: $72,970. Add up all options and you could spend $98,000. Not exactly cheap. But what about the cost of fixing and/or replacing things that break? Can repair costs really be all that high? Oh yeah, and the 2015 Escalade is solid proof. Here are three reasons, according to some data gathered by Automotive News, why drivers of the latest Escalade really ought to be careful when driving anywhere at any time.
1. If, for example, you backed into fencepost, the cost to repair a new LED taillight assembly is $795. By contrast for a 2000 model year Escalade, a new OEM taillight lens only costs $56.08. The entire assembly itself is just $220.49. 2. A headlight unit replacement for the new Escalade costs $1,650. For the 2000 Escalade, a new headlight unit is only $210. 3. You’re driving an SUV that, at its base price alone, costs more than double the average new car price of $33,000. Try not to total it.