My Wife’s Reaction To Buying Her A Structurally Damaged Escalade & How I Fixed EVERYTHING For Cheap!

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9 days ago

I bought my wife a “structurally damaged” Cadillac Escalade and caught her reaction on a hidden camera! We also fix everything on this truck on a budget and I break down all the costs. You will see a start to finish product in this video, learn how it’s all done, and for how much. I hope you enjoy it!
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LegitStreetCars 8 days ago
What was your parent's daily driver that you remember the most as a child? Maybe the one you took on family road trips. Mine was our 1990 Chevy Suburban that finally replaced the 72 SkyLark.
Jack Butler
Jack Butler 6 hours ago
2018 toyota highlander se
Government Government
Government Government Day ago
W204 C63, dad bought it for £12k and it had 33k miles. the only 2 problems were the roof lines being a bit leaky and a sunroof motor gear, otherwise sound
Thomas Kitz
Thomas Kitz Day ago
1952 Buick Special manual transmission. My younger brother bumped it out of gear and rolled it down a hill backwards stopping on a tree by the open door. It would have gone into a cottage if not for the tree! I remember a block of wood (used as a tool) in the hinge to repair the damage.
BoomWithPeter Day ago
W140 OM606 3.0L Diesel - We went everywhere with that car, dad bought it the day i was born used. We own it today and its my daily driver now (i am 20 now), although its now tuned as hell (google OM606 tune). Now my dad drives a W212 220CDi and mom drives a W204 220CDi. We are like a benz family. We own a W169 180CDi too as a small city pickup, to be clear i mostly drive that A class simply bc its SMALLER. We have benz cars since my dad was a chief of mecanical and body repair at a mercedes dealership. That means we have at home Star Diagnosis so fixing is quite cheap for us. Also dad has a Mercedes repiar shop, we mostly restore W210s and W211s or W203s. You can call us MB fanboys. Soon my brother will pass the test and he will probably get a A170 W168 (under 100HP bc our laws require begginer drivers to drive 2y under 100HP)
thestrum71 Day ago
A Simca 1000 when I was a kid, mid 1970's....
jade game
jade game 7 hours ago
why he keeps saying "we" clearly he didnt do anything
Jonathan Bartsch
Jonathan Bartsch 8 hours ago
Love it! You're a blessed man, a sweet father, and husband. God Bless you! It was stress hiding it my wife for 5 months but had fun surprising my wife. Her dream car of 30 years, a 67 Camaro. If you want to see her and a grown many cry: "Jonathan introducing the Camero" :)
windowsdown 9 hours ago
Do not do any more of that dent it’s fine
DJ Mech
DJ Mech 9 hours ago
Is the gap between the drivers Door and front Fender too small, as if they are almost touching?
64maxpower 9 hours ago
My parents had a whooped 4 door 55 Chevy and my favorite a 66 Riveara. Leave the door. Its perfect. Your full time job is probably an accountant or something. Alex, you are the best I've ever seen
Wanda Bailey
Wanda Bailey 12 hours ago
What is is the Escalade you bought your wife
24revealer Day ago
I used to think it would be great to have a nice car or truck, but these days I'm just happy to have some wheels that go from A to B.
AJ Wise
AJ Wise Day ago
Why didn't the original owner just lease his Escalades since he obviously doesn't drive it that much.
James Waddilove
James Waddilove Day ago
I never sit shot gun. My truck or her car. Never
Social Outcast
Social Outcast Day ago
Nice SUV but your Wife would've been happy with a Kia Soul. The Insurance on the Cadillac is astronomical.
Joanna Day ago
meanwhile on the streethood: "Nice Escalade!!!" ........... wife: "Nice Structurally Damaged Escalade please!"
Joanna Day ago
23:40 That's your E55 Wagon in the Background isn't it?
JBM425 Day ago
Auctions can be a really good place to get a good deal if you aren't set on a specific vehicle (unless you are patient enough to wait a year as he did). As long as the mechanicals are solid and the body is in decent shape, what little needs to be fixed and what you're willing to live with will yield a great ride. In 1989 I purchased a 1989 Ford Tempo from an auction with high miles and hail damage for $2000. I never did bother with fixing the hail dents because there were just too many of them. That was a fantastic deal that served me well for about six years.
amazing good job keep up the good work nice man there that's an example for other's
Adam Howe
Adam Howe Day ago
Leave the door
gordon rettmann
gordon rettmann Day ago
No need to take bumper off
Ray Bastida
Ray Bastida Day ago
What happened to the center console
billy smith
billy smith Day ago
mom learned on a 1937 Hudson teriplane she drove it from new jersey to Manhattan
Fred Fournier
Fred Fournier Day ago
Structurally damaged? I thought you were going to be replacing pillars or cross members or something. that's all cosmetic damage, not structural.
Samuel Joseph
Samuel Joseph 2 days ago
You could flip that car so easily
GhostReaperBlkOp 2 days ago
There's barely any damage done to this vehicle 🤣😂😂😂🤩
Georgia Patriot
Georgia Patriot 2 days ago
Sales tax on USED cars doesn't work that way in Georgia. Here' it's around 7%, but the state tells you what the car is "worth" and uses that to calculate the tax amount regardless of what you paid for it.
Manny Burke
Manny Burke 2 days ago
Is only a Silverado truck
Freddy Banuelos
Freddy Banuelos 2 days ago
That looks really good he did a hell of a gud job on that door
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo 2 days ago
Wow honestly all those men’s are absolute masters of their craft. Amazing and flawless work 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 truly
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo 2 days ago
Great vid bro I'm sure you got your favorite dinner that night 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Matthew Wilkinson
Matthew Wilkinson 2 days ago
The looks great. It a daily driver so leave it at good
Equinox_Blitz 2 days ago
2007 Tahoe ltz
Alsharif Games 99
Alsharif Games 99 2 days ago
Kiwinik 2 days ago
23:40 That's your E55 Wagon in the Background isn't it?
CANDYDIGGA🍫 2 days ago
I would of wrapped the door panel in a thin piece of vinyl
sportglide 2 days ago
What was that Transmission conditioner product that you liked?
CrazedSymptoms 2 days ago
Your wife seems so nice
Dwayne Harralson
Dwayne Harralson 2 days ago
she liked her gift? great job!
Sagaris 380
Sagaris 380 2 days ago
When is the C63 coming back?
Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworks
Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworks 3 days ago
You're only over in Illinois? Hell I'm only 45 minutes from Chicago in Indiana where I live, I may have to talk to you about an estimate on my wife's 07 Expedition no damage just old paint that needs repaired.
mikin lirou
mikin lirou 3 days ago
Just chopping onions here, I wasn’t tearing up during your wife’s reaction...
mikin lirou
mikin lirou 3 days ago
Cheap promotion of car tuning service..Hahaha. Very impolite....and shows your weak side)). I give a good sex to my wife instead of buying expensive cars.
Tyler Lucas
Tyler Lucas 3 days ago
How many more miles do you think you will get?
Jimmy Mueller
Jimmy Mueller 3 days ago
i wish i could do the same thing!!, got mine a 2015 journey but it has a dinged passenger side fender, and lil bit by door, wish i could fix it easy for her, she does so much such an amazing woman man, and im shocked how close we are to each other, im in Indiana. if i ever get to a place where i can afford it. ill be bringing in my car an suv to you man
nate hammar
nate hammar 3 days ago
My mom got a 2020 nissan rouge for 28 k should have got this Lol
Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan 3 days ago
What auction did you buy the Escalade from?
Sirmi98 3 days ago
Nahh you didnt subscribe they send you for free
banga8080 3 days ago
Great vid bro I'm sure you got your favorite dinner that night 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
James Mancuso
James Mancuso 3 days ago
Nice work "Mancuso's" did on the truck!
Cory McDonald
Cory McDonald 3 days ago
Love the video! Very informative!
phenom 1185
phenom 1185 3 days ago
Awesome man. Really happy for u guys. Such a great looking vechile. I too have a 16' esv. And its a love/hate relationship. Love because its super comfy and sizable for larger families. Many, many fun and cool features. The dual screens is a huge plus for the kiddos. But the hate is that it rides really rough. I thought being a caddy it would float but my 15' burban actually drove much nicer. It also vibrates really really bad 75+ mph. I'm done with it. I'm really excited for the 21' escalde with the air bags. I hope it improves the overall comfort and ride. Let's see!
rocknroller1999 3 days ago
That thing is PIMP-tastic!
Manasa Narube
Manasa Narube 3 days ago
where did you buy this car from?
RickReviews 3 days ago
obsessed with reaction and unboxing videos!!!
elliotx 3 days ago
she is going to file for divorce in the future....i hope you made her sign a prenup
Redneck 3 days ago
Glad you're wife is happy and glad for you she's not fat
Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez 3 days ago
meanwhile on the streethood: "Nice Escalade!!!" ........... wife: "Nice Structurally Damaged Escalade please!"
Stanley Elam
Stanley Elam 3 days ago
Help me get a Escalade ESV like you got your wife from the guy in Florida I would appreciate it.
A Z 3 days ago
Cheap promotion of car tuning service..Hahaha. Very impolite....and shows your weak side)). I give a good sex to my wife instead of buying expensive cars.
John Berry
John Berry 3 days ago
Very professional work!
Zakaria Yasin
Zakaria Yasin 3 days ago
Need some advice on what I need to swap an m113k or m120 to a Mercedes 500 sec
Da Champ
Da Champ 3 days ago
I wouldn't worry about the door panel unless it's gonna irk you. The way it came out, I wouldn't worry about it.
bodoy euir
bodoy euir 4 days ago
Life is beautiful when you have a kind and appreciative partner.
bodoy euir
bodoy euir 4 days ago
Beautiful Escalade for a great price.
katieducky23 4 days ago
Someone is about to get slayed in pussy.🤣🤣🤣 Joke really tho good job. It looks brand new. The door panel I can't tell their was a repair.
quevin lovos
quevin lovos 4 days ago
Wow amazing what these guys can do Real art in my eyes That door can be left alone le man Looks good to me Dent guy is good at his job Everyone is Too bad you guys are in Detroit and not in Texas otherwise I’d be going to you for my body shop needs
computerjantje 4 days ago
And unsubscribed again already after the second video for the blatent in-video advertisement. I think one must be American to not be totally irritated by forced advertisements
LegitStreetCars 4 days ago
Um you know you can skip parts of the video right? And what does being American have to do with anything? Thanks for unsubscribing again. I guess you unsubscribed and then came back? Have fun watching other totally free videos
pcfiii 4 days ago
The video was great but the ad was the most incredible ad that actually signed up for
mr zed
mr zed 4 days ago
True story. I brought my 2003 green civic in for a cheapy paint job and the owner refused to do the job. He told me leave it as is wear the car out and toss it.
Donno 4 days ago
Man I got stuck on KiwiCo for like 20 minutes lol. Great content man just subscribed! I produce music so if you need some free beats let me know!
djwilliams123 4 days ago
Why do all you tubers talk like this, it’s so annoying The annoying stupid USshow commentary way of talking, up down in voice tones.
Tony montana
Tony montana 4 days ago
nice work on the Escalade and a happy family and wife tums up!!!
Adam Y
Adam Y 4 days ago
The wheel gap is bunk...must've been set to a certain ride height
ITestUBuy 4 days ago
Happy wife happy life! I got my wife a GL 550 and her reaction was the same lol
CH H 4 days ago
19:25 polishing guy sucks. theres still hazing in the area
The steve standard anthing goes
The steve standard anthing goes 4 days ago
New subcriber and first vid ive seen .. i hardly sub even to channels i watch on a constant
Brian B
Brian B 4 days ago
Looks good but at 23:42 the scratch on the hood is still visible. Looking forward to seeing the correction later.
Zone B
Zone B 4 days ago
I would’ve used fiberglass on that hole without removing the plastic part... I don’t think of someone preferring to replace the complete bumper instead of fixing it... maybe it’s the culture? We won’t even replace a bumper even if it had 8 times more damage
Nealinator 4 days ago
Very surprised the wrinkly armrest cover was not fixed. Very quick and easy upholstery job. And it looked super dusty/dirty on the dash shot of the radio. A cleaned up reveal would have been nice. Overall...great deal and good work fixing it up. A solid family suv for sure.
william larsson
william larsson 4 days ago
dude your wife seems to be an amazing woman, she really deserves that car!
Frank Diebolt
Frank Diebolt 4 days ago
Beautiful Escalade for a great price.
dutoiu hour
dutoiu hour 4 days ago
Every women's reaction when caught off-guard on camera is the same - the room is not organised/ m not even ready
dutoiu hour
dutoiu hour 4 days ago
description and did what the name implies.
adam scott
adam scott 4 days ago
I literally bought one on line. 1 owner, 100,700 miles, 1 scratch in the rear bumper, otherwise it's mint. after you did and flew to Paramus NJ to buy it and drive it back to New Orleans. 29,500. I love your videos and am looking at PDR for my wifes 2008 Beetle. At the moment. Currently working on my Grandfather's 1929 Mercedes SSK replicar.
Rich 4 days ago
Considering my wife and I rode the bus for 2 years with a stroller, and 20 years later I was able to buy her a 2017 Explorer Sport, I'd say your wife doesn't mind the Escalade dents.
The Schadenfreudist
The Schadenfreudist 4 days ago
The vehicle looks great but the "Value" still isn't really there because of the fact that it is a Caddy. The long term operating cost and gas mileage will be poorer than If you had bought a Toyota or Honda. I know I sound like Scotty Kilmer, but I know all too well the sunken costs of Cadillacs because they were a favorite of all the Guidos in Brooklyn. They are shit boxes.
L O 4 days ago
Loved the Bodyshop it looked very organized the job came out pretty well.the work done on the door panel is good although it wasn’t on a big surface.when working on interior trim repairs it doesn’t always come out a 100%
Mark Farmer
Mark Farmer 4 days ago
Good to see people like you treating your wife so well.