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#14838 of 15377 Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L Nav
Sep 20, 2011 (4:57 am)
I traded in my 2003 Honda Pilot EX-L Nav, with 225,000 miles on it, and purchased a 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L Nav, which I picked up yesterday. The dealership I went with gave me the best trade in, $4,300 (the transmission/4WD was failing and the catalytic converter needed work/replacement to pass emissions). The sales price was 34,200, before two options I added - remote start and chrome/wood trim package - along with the Simoniz Glasscoat application. They did not have the color I wanted but were able to get it for me which was nice, as most dealerships around here have a lot of 2012's but very limited 2011's.
The first time I saw the actual car I was buying was when I went to pick it up - there were 2 scratches and an overall mediocre detail job, so they spent 20 minutes to touch it up and clean it before I would sign for it. I was a bit disappointed that they used the valet key for the remote start instead of making another key for it, but I can buy another - I find it handy to keep in the car so I can move/use it anytime. My first impression was that the satellite radio reception was less that what I was getting with my magnetic roof top attenna I had on my old Pilot, and that was the hissing noise I would hear while driving. Other than that, I have my fingers crossed that I can get the same mileage I got from my last Pilot.
#14839 of 15377 Re: Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L Nav [ct44]
Sep 20, 2011 (7:51 am)
Wow! 225,000 miles! That's impressive. Hopefully I'll be able to get that many out of my 2011 EX-L w/ NAV Pilot. I picked it up 5/19/11 & 4 months later have over 6100 miles. Time for my 1st oil change.
Any tips you could share for having that Pilot go for so long?
#14840 of 15377 Re: Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L Nav [ct44]
Sep 20, 2011 (10:18 am)
Who else is seeing mostly 2012's? We're seeing very few 2012's in TX (Austin at least) and I checked the MA dealer offering great prices but had zero in stock...
#14841 of 15377 Re: 2012 Touring 4WD [sargondizzo]
Sep 22, 2011 (7:15 pm)
Check out Weymouth Honda,s site. They show the lease prices on every model Honda . They also show the price they will sell a car for.
#14842 of 15377 Re: Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L Nav [nyccarguy]
Sep 23, 2011 (4:25 am)
Hey good luck with your same car! The only think I did to keep it running was to follow the Honda recommended service schedule - nothing special at all. The car still looked great when I traded it in, and I would have kept it longer if not for the $5k transmission plus up to $2k emissions work it needed. Having driven my new one for 4 days I am still not happy with the loss of satilitte signal on the radio, so I am going to try to research it to see if anything can be done - it is definitely much less receptive that the self installed magnetic roof top install I had before.
What kind of mileage are you getting so far on your Pilot? Just filled it this morning for the first time and I think I got around 20 mpg.
Sep 23, 2011 (8:46 am)
It definitely isn't great. My wife does most of the driving around town & she has a heavy foot. Her worst was 13.4 mpg 2 weeks ago. She's averaging about 15.5 - 16 mpg. I took it to work one week, set the cruise at 60 & got 19.5 mpg. Either way, it costs $75 per week to fill up.
#14844 of 15377 2012 ex-l 4x4
Sep 24, 2011 (12:53 pm)
Bought a 2012 in pittsburgh. 3 dealers gave me the same internet price of 33670 including destination.
#14845 of 15377 2012 EX-L with Nav
Sep 24, 2011 (4:25 pm)
Looking for 2012 ex-l w/ nav. Best price so far is 35,400 (pre-tax etc.). What do you guys think?
#14846 of 15377 2011 EX L with Nav
Sep 25, 2011 (11:02 pm)
Just got mine last week.
Price paid; 31,000 + TTL
-no cost: premium running boards, cross bars, new front grill, cargo net, wheel locks.
This seems like the going rate right now as they clear house for 2012's
#14847 of 15377 Re: 2012 EX-L with Nav [bchris1]
Sep 26, 2011 (9:21 am)
I wouldn't even bother with the 2012 EX-L with Nav. They skimp out on a lot of features that they gave in the 2011 version (upgraded stereo, etc) that they looked over for the 2012 models. It seems to get all the fun stuff, you need to get the Touring when purchasing the 2012's. This was very disappointing for me so I decided to get the 2011 EX-L w/Nav instead since I felt I got more bang for my buck. The 2012 Touring was just a bit more than I wanted to spend and I really didn't have use or want to spend the extra $$$ for the entertainment system and power lift gate.