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GMC Acadia, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Taurus X, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Honda Accord Crosstour, Dodge Journey, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#6450 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [baggs32]
Apr 21, 2008 (4:34 pm)
Yes, I noticed that too. I'd think Honda would put a six speed in the Pilot. For the 1st time, they may actually have to play catchup.
As for the CX-9 and the Edge, good luck with your choice. While I'm not a fan of either, I'd go for the CX-9 as the Edge is a bit dissapointing to me. A Honda CR-V has more interior room, while being over half a foot shorter.
Yes, I too thought the Journey was a bit of a dissapointment in Chicago. Dodge didn't get it enough. I'd much rather have a Highlander (I'm quickly becoming a fan).
With the Acadia's tilt and slide seat, I'm suprised you couldn't get it to work. At first, no body really knows how to work it, but after a second or two, it becomes so easy. I've neverbeen able to climb to the third row so easy, except in those old minivans that have the second row bench.
The Flex was interesting to me, too. The Interior will be its major selling point- I thought it was simple, but nicely laid out. As to whether it's an imporvement over the TX, I'm not sure. For now I'll just say I wouldn't be ready to pay the extra grand or two (especially with these huge rebates on the TX).
#6451 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [vad1819]
Apr 21, 2008 (5:02 pm)
For March Acadia sold 39% more vehicle then last year in same month.
That makes sense...wasn't the Acadia introduced in Feb of 2007? There would have been less Acadias on the road in March 2007 as compared to 2008 since the car was brand new.
Not sure what point you're trying to make...
#6452 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [nxs138]
Apr 21, 2008 (5:58 pm)
I'm not here to argue. I gave to people some different perspective from sale numbers point. The 2007 models has been started selling in end of 2006.
#6453 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [nxs138]
Apr 21, 2008 (6:12 pm)
#6454 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [vad1819]
Apr 21, 2008 (6:40 pm)
Actually for the month is was 29%, not 39% (7424 vs 5739).
39% is based on selling days (28 last year, 26 this year).
To show the consumer shift from SUV to CUV, GMC's SUV sales (Envoy & Yukon) were down over 3800 units for the same months.
#6455 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [albook]
Apr 21, 2008 (6:43 pm)
A Honda CR-V has more interior room, while being over half a foot shorter.
It costs less too. But neither of us like the way it looks on the inside or out and I can't stand 4 cylinders in an SUV.
The Flex was interesting to me, too.
Yeah, I can't put it into words, but it was kind of a pleasent surprise to me. I liked it in the pictures but it was much better looking in the flesh. It has kind of a 'Three Little Bears' thing going on. Not too big and not too small. Not to tall and not too short. Not too... Well, you guys get the point.
Make no mistake though, it is not trying to replace the minivan like the Lambdas or the CX-9 though. It definitely is a direct replacement for the TX. Just more upscale.
#6456 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [albook]
Apr 21, 2008 (8:49 pm)
Yep, I saw the numbers. Production was still ramping up, though, and I believe they still had not added the extra shift. Numbers peaked around May 07 with over 9000 Acadias sold in that Month, as compared to about 5700 units sold in March 07. Sales have been hovering near 6000-7000 units per month since the May 07 peak. Nice numbers for the Acadia. Saturn, on the other hand, should just be abandoned...
#6457 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [vad1819]
Apr 21, 2008 (10:39 pm)
nxs wasn't arguing, he was simply replying. Cut 'em some slack - no need to get snippy!
I would imagine that production wasn't going at full tilt right off the bat for the Acadia, etc, right?
I'm not sure why this is being discussed, though. Because the McDonald's hamburger sells the most, is it the best? How about the F-150 - is it the best, most competitive pickup truck? These things sell the most, but that proves nothing.
#6458 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [albook]
Apr 22, 2008 (7:25 am)
"Honda doesn't have an SUV? Where have you been in this discussion? The Pilot is an SUV,"
I said that Honda doesn't have a CUV, not SUV.
Fact is that Honda has both the Pilot and the Odyssey, so it doesn't need to have a bulked up CUV trying to function as a minivan like GM.
#6459 of 7326 Re: 2009 Pilot [albook]
Apr 22, 2008 (8:31 am)
Another good thig about the lambdas is they don't really drive that big
This is purely subjective, but do you really think so?
I felt that they did drive big. Beefy, substantial in a good way, but big for sure.
Visibility may have made it seem worse to me, and as an owner I'm sure you'd become better at judging where the corners are with time.