I was looking for a vehicle to replace my 02 Mazda Protege5, I was looking at larger 4x4s to take my family camping and road trips. I was not really looking at Escalades but I found a killer deal on a 02 with some what low miles and good condition. Its Awd vs a traditional 4x4 which is ok with me. I have a k30 for wheeling. It has a 6.0 LQ9 V8 which is plenty powerful.