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Honda Pilot, SUV
#110 of 129 Hello, newbie here
Jul 28, 2006 (9:33 pm)
I just got my first Honda, a 2006 Pilot EX-L, W/RES and AWD two days ago. My wonderful hubby bought it for me as a graduation from nursing school gift. What planet have I been on to have never bought a Honda before? I never knew a vehicle could make me so happy! I love my Pilot, really really love it. I am trying to decipher all the vehicle washing/detailing tips, if anyone can help please email me.
Jul 29, 2006 (5:25 pm)
I'm now a proud owner of a 2006 Honda Pilot EX 4WD in Amazon Green. The vehicle has already been proudly named (Yes, I name all my vehicles) 'The Beast'. Got it with 7 miles on it and by this evening after work, has already gotten 175 miles. Yes, I have been doing some driving by the end of this coming week will more than likely be at 1000 miles. All in all I can say I'm liking the Pilot. I have a running bet with my wife how long it's going to take to reach 5000 miles.
#113 of 129 Re: Hello [odie6l]
Jul 30, 2006 (8:23 pm)
Odie...any special precautions you are taking for breaking the vehicle in, I am correct to assume that some of those 1,000 miles will be on the highway do you plan on keeping it under a certain speed since it is a new engine. I guess I am asking is there any special caution needed to break-in the engine?
#114 of 129 Re: Hello [kalbo607]
Jul 31, 2006 (12:42 pm)
As of this afternoon (monday) I hit 255 miles. I travel 60% highway, 20% Rural (country roads), 10% City, 10% dirt/gravel/trail roads. Mostly the roads around Hershey,Pa are highway roads (55-65mph), but you come across some nice out of the way backroads that don't have much traffic (35-45mph), and some that are twisty(25-35mph). So the break-in period for me is with-in the 1st 5000 miles. I try to stay on the highways during that time more-so. But PA has a max speed limit of 65, but during the break in, unless it's a major highway with 65, I'll stay about 55-60 mph, unitl 5000 miles.
#115 of 129 2007 AWD EX-L with RES
Apr 01, 2007 (7:10 pm)
Just bought a 2007 AWD EX-L with RES. I did a lot of research and this is by far the best value for money SUV out there. I used to own a 2002 Landcruiser. The only improvements I can think of is the option to have full-time 4 Wheel drive (All wheel drive) rather than the on-demand 4-wheel drive and more towing capacity. The Mercedez GL 320 CDI can tow 7500 lbs and it is unibody construction like the Pilot.
#116 of 129 Three children
Apr 12, 2007 (4:19 pm)
I have a question about those of you who purchased a Pilot and also had children. I have three children, only one still in a car seat. How many children do you owners have? Do any of you have three children, one in a car seat? How often do you use the third row seats? Do you use this car to travel/where do you put your luggage? Thanks. Any help would be great!
#117 of 129 Re: Three children [muz]
Apr 12, 2007 (4:40 pm)
Well, I may not have 3 kids, but my wife would say I count as one. I have a 10 month old still in carrier (rear facing) and a (almost) 4 yr old. I keep the 4 yr old behind me (driver seat) and the carrier behind the passenger seat. If I even need to utilize the cargo area for something longer, I drop both double seat sections and move the 4 yr old back to the single seat in 3rd row. As for going on a trip, we have driven down to Knoxville,TN from Hershey,Pa with both kids, wife, myself, and full amount of gear and still had plenty of room. I did learn when packing up the luggage, do not lay them flat, stand them up you will use less space and have a harder surface when stacking.
Apr 16, 2007 (6:38 am)
Yep, me too. Another year and no more car seat for the youngest. We have used the third seat but typically we load the back with lots of stuff and put the three in the second row. I also stand the luggage on their edge and have a soft-type luggage carrier for the roof for the longer road trips.
#119 of 129 Re: 2007 AWD EX-L with RES [mercara]
Apr 17, 2007 (11:27 am)
Just bought a 2007 2WD EX-L, no nav, no dvd. Love it. It reminds me of my beloved 1981 Honda wagon (larger, of course, and with more fancy-poos). I also wish it towed a bit more, but I can deal with it. I love it!