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#450 of 1127 Re: 2008 Pilot vs. 2007 Pilot- Buy Now OR Wait [dbt]
Apr 11, 2008 (6:32 am)
> Don't get me started...First of all, both vehicles are only a Honda.
> I could undertand if it were a Lexus, Mercedes, BMW, etc...
> where I can understand as coming across being boastful.
My apologies. Didn't mean it as a "boast" - more in terms of practicality: not all families can own 2 large vehicles, and hence be able to swap between them. For me, it is one or the other. What percentage of 2 vehicle families now have both from the mid/large SUV and minivan range? That's all I was saying.
I totally agree. We have two cars, a 4 cylinder for work commutes, and the 08 pilot for hauling kids around. We wanted a relatively small vehicle with a 3rd row so that when we take the kids' friends to Girl Scouts or something, we can do it. Arguably, the Odyssey would have made sense, but I'm glad that the auto companies are making crossover SUVs with 3rd rows.
#451 of 1127 Re: 2009 Pilot Interior [kenmarc]
Apr 11, 2008 (11:38 am)
Please don't insult my F150 like that!
Funny thing is, the F-150 interior is much more ergonomic, and stylish! My apologies!
#452 of 1127 Re: The competitors are celebrating [ceric]
Apr 11, 2008 (4:20 pm)
I think they are more afraid. Have you seen any real SUV's lately? Test drove the Highlander, felt like a big station wagon minus the woodgrain panel. All of those crossover SUV's look like mini-van's. Seqoua is a nice, nice SUV, but who has $45-50k to pick one up.
Trust me, the Pilot will see like crazy...I can't wait to get mine and replace my 05 Pilot.
#453 of 1127 Re: other than that Mrs. Lincoln [carsly]
Apr 11, 2008 (5:49 pm)
I think the other poster was right. From the hinges on top of the glass it looks like the glass opens up separately, which is great in that respect.
#454 of 1127 Re: The competitors are celebrating [ceric]
Apr 11, 2008 (5:53 pm)
"...Ask anyone who ever owned one..."
I used to have a Nissan Quest GXE with the wiper and never had any problem with that part (transmission, yes!), In either case, I think that would be a minor issue for anyone looking for a SUV.
#455 of 1127 Re: The competitors are celebrating [parviz]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 11, 2008 (6:28 pm)
I still have a '99 GXE and the rear hatch doesn't open on mine. I always thought that an opening hatch window would be a nice feature but I'm really not sure if I've missed anything. Maybe a few head bumps.
#456 of 1127 Re: The competitors are celebrating [steve_]
Apr 11, 2008 (7:07 pm)
Mine was a 1995 and I thought the hatch was handy for quick drop of bags, etc. in the back. They must have changed the design to not let the '99 not open. But your are right, I did get a few of those head bumps!
#457 of 1127 Re: Some more photos [jim39t]
Apr 12, 2008 (10:04 am)
#458 of 1127 April15th, Judgment Day
Apr 12, 2008 (11:25 am)
I hope that after this date we do not need to guess any more about the beauties/ugliness of the 2009 Pilot. The comments and reviews will be for real. I hope to hear a lot so I could make a decision.
I wonder if I could unscrew the ‘H’ combination front badge, because it look just great without it.
#459 of 1127 Re: The competitors are celebrating [parviz]
Apr 12, 2008 (4:33 pm)
Mine and my co-worker's Villagers had the rear wiper stop broken.
By searching your local craiglist.org, and you will see many Villagers and Quests have the same issue. We are talking about a 10+ year old Villagers and Quests here. Apparently, not all have that problem.
See one here:
(the picture at the top-right)
It's a 1997 Villager (twin-brother of Nissan Quest)
Keep looking, and you will see more.
Of course, its a $200 repair, but a bad design, nontheless.