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#14842 of 15564 Re: Honda Pilot 2011 EX-L Nav [nyccarguy]
Sep 23, 2011 (3:25 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 (7:46 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 15564 2012 ex-l 4x4
Sep 24, 2011 (11:53 am)
Bought a 2012 in pittsburgh. 3 dealers gave me the same internet price of 33670 including destination.
#14845 of 15564 2012 EX-L with Nav
Sep 24, 2011 (3:25 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 15564 2011 EX L with Nav
Sep 25, 2011 (10:02 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 15564 Re: 2012 EX-L with Nav [bchris1]
Sep 26, 2011 (8:21 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.
#14848 of 15564 Re: 2011 EX L with Nav [mike_la]
Sep 26, 2011 (8:42 am)
What state do you live in mike_la? I am guessing CA but want to be sure. I just purchased from Autosport Honda in Bridgewater, NJ (Terry). I feel like I got a good deal but then saw your post and wanted to kick myself. lol I bought a 2011 EX-L w/Nav with Running Boards and Remote Start for 34600 + TTL. MSRP 40,150.
#14849 of 15564 Re: 2011 EX L with Nav [sargondizzo]
Sep 26, 2011 (4:43 pm)
I live CA, Los Angeles area. So you should take into account that my tax and reg rates are probably higher than NJ. Also, it took 3 days to get to that deal.
#14850 of 15564 Re: 2011 EX L with Nav [mike_la]
Sep 27, 2011 (7:32 pm)
I paid 40,800 OTD for a 2011 touring with accessories: cross bars, cargo cover, interior and steering wood trim.
Unfortunately when I dropped off the car at the dealer for the accessories Honda says they don't have the wood trim anymore, although 6 dealers gave me price quotes on it the weekend before last when I was buying, and Honda still had it listed on their Honda build website today as available.
I contacted the Honda customer service number and they agreed they had screwed up, not the dealer, and they would try and fix the problem. Anybody else hear of Honda, not a dealer, screwing up on accessories and how did it get resolved?
#14851 of 15564 Re: 2011 EX L with Nav [mike_la]
Sep 27, 2011 (10:27 pm)
Can you tell me what dealer was that? Was it direct negotiation or thru costco?
I keep thinking if I should get 2011 or wait for the 2012 price drops a little. I love the new grill, better millage and power tailgate in EXL....but worrying if the price for 2012 never gets that close to the 2011.