2015 Lincoln Navigator Poses One Question: Why?

2015 Lincoln Navigator

Despite the decreasing practicality of the giant luxury SUV, I see some really compelling reasons to get a used Navigator.

A new one… not so much.

Getting a second-hand Navigator means substantial savings over buying new, along with guaranteed access to a proven, sturdy, rumbling V8. Getting a Navigator that’s about 5 years old can easily save 50 percent or more off the cost of a new one, which is a real no-brainer for people who enjoy the status that a luxury SUV offers.

We could sit here all day and debate why Lincoln even built a new Navigator. Honestly, I was under the impression it had gone extinct quite some time ago.

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2015 Cadillac Escalade: Finally Better Than Buying Used?

2015 Cadillac Escalade, front

Rappers and NFL players can relax—the new Cadillac Escalade is everything it used to be, and more.

For at least a few months, there has been some speculation that the 2015 version of the ‘Sclade would ditch its body-on-frame construction for a more car-like unibody, like Ford did with the Explorer.

If Escalades are used mostly for show or to transport large well-off families, a truck base wouldn’t really make sense, and unibody construction would save money in production and give consumers cheaper gas bills while not sacrificing the bling quotient or interior space.

With the Escalade, though, GM scoffs at what makes sense.

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Ready or Not, Here Comes the New Escalade

2013 Cadillac Escalade

There will be chrome.

The Cadillac Escalade is a vehicle that shouldn’t exist. It goes against all current rationale of what a car should be. It’s big, heavy, extravagant and laden in what the kids today call “bling.” The Escalade is expensive and gets horrid fuel economy. People who buy a new one are telling the world that they don’t care about money, the environment or a little thing called subtlety.

The Escalade might be the most in-your-face mass-produced vehicle on the market today. Common sense would say that it shouldn’t exist any longer.

Since General Motors has never been one to succumb to the pressures of common sense, not only will the Escalade live on, it’ll be re-imagined and introduced all over again in October.

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