Rob Gets A New Cadillac
My wife, Janell continues to recover from her car accident of March 13th (Y’know, the one that left her with two useless legs and a broken back for 3 months. Other than that, it wasn’t serious). With any luck, she’ll be living a semi-normal life by 2010, which means she’ll be able to drive again!
The last time we saw my wife’s car, it wasn’t in such good shape…but everyone from the insurance folks to the body shop agreed that the Cadillac Escalade she was driving saved her life and she wouldn’t have survived in almost any other vehicle…
This is the car my wife wanted. It’s a Stealth Gray Escalade that we saw in March when I bought my Cadillac Truck. The color is stunningly beautiful in person…
So…we went back to my friends at Hubacher Cadillac in Sacramento and told them to find us one…
…and they couldn’t. There wasn’t one in all of America, and Cadillac had stopped making the color because it was such a premium, special blend. Janell was out of luck.
Never wanting to disappoint, the boys at Hubacher brought me the 2011 color guide and said they’d custom order whatever color we wanted, and it would be here in September.
Although color samples are always hard to gauge, we decided to go with the brand new Marine metallic blue and told them to order it…
…and then we found out that Cadillac wouldn’t be making that color until January of 2011, which was too long to wait. Back to square one.
Unwilling to take “no” for an answer, Hubacher Cadillac scoured the globe and found one, only one, Stealth Gray Escalade left in America and literally called GM to get it for us; it was an amazing piece of customer service, and this is Janell’s new car.
It has 6 seats and 2 DVD players for the kids we don’t have, and hopefully never will have.
Here’s a snazzy little feature. Notice how when the door is opened, the siderail step bar automatically comes out, and then retracts when the door is closed again. (My truck has that too, by the way so suck it)
The rims are so shiny that if you look closely, you can see my reflection taking this picture.
Inside, the car is a combination of leather, wood (hehe…wood) and all of the best gadgets available. Notice the fingerprints on the touch-screen navigation…classy.
Most cool of all are the customized Cadillac-logo head rests embroidered to match the exterior colors of the car; Hubacher did this as a “get well soon” gift for my wife.
If you look closely at the side view mirror, you’ll see the drawing of what looks like two cars next to each other; this is a new technology feature which lights up anytime a car is in your blind-spot, so you know not to change lanes.
So, bottom line is this; I paid for the car and this is not an advertisement; it’s my personal opinion based on experience. I can’t express how truly incredible the entire team at Hubacher has been; they are all extraordinary at what they do and they need to be on your list the next time you are looking for a new ride.