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#1 of 21 We are so close please help with decision to purchase a pilot...
Feb 17, 2008 (8:08 pm)
We are considering the pilot 2wd with no nav or dvd. We have 2 daughters 12 and 15. Our dillima is we wish they had backrow bucket seats. Naturally my husband or I won't be sitting back there, but want our daughters to be comfortable.We have owned a 2000 odyssey for 8 years so we know the reliability of honda. So I guess the question is you folks out there with teens, is this a problem that you wish you had bucket seats? Thanks in advance!
#2 of 21 Re: We are so close please help with decision to purchase a pilot... [lidodeparis]
Feb 17, 2008 (11:10 pm)
I too came to Pilot from a Nissan Quest van with bucket seats in the middle row.Had it for almost 10 years so the kids practically grew up with it. We replaced it with an 06 Pilot EXL w/ Navi(not that it matters for this discussion) and everyone loves it. The middle row is very roomy and comfortable for both my children who are tall and big framed. Sometimes one of them may decide to use the third row seat to have it to him/herself. The only problem we've had is when there is only one parent in the car and the kids fight over who should get the front seat. It is a very nice car. I just bought an Accord, if I had not, I would be tempted to buy a nother Pilot with the great pricing going around!!!
#3 of 21 Re: We are so close please help with decision to purchase a pilot... [parvi
Feb 19, 2008 (4:08 pm)
Thanks for your reply....In response on who should get the front seat. In our house they trade off every other week,. It usually works except for when they fight over whose week it is....
#4 of 21 Re: We are so close please help with decision to purchase a pilot... [lidodeparis]
Feb 19, 2008 (4:37 pm)
My wife drives a Pilot and I have an '05 Odyssey. There is no comparison between them for second row comfort - the Ody wins hands down.
IMHO sometimes we fawn a bit much over our kids. My two sisters and I sat three abreast in the back seat of a non-air conditioned '65 Buick Special wagon during a 3 day drive to Florida in the summer of 1969. Somehow we survived to tell about it.
#6 of 21 We love our '08 pilot
Feb 23, 2008 (5:21 pm)
Just got our '08 aberdeen green pilot on Thurs. and I adore this vehicle. We have had an 2000 odyssey van for 8 years and not one problem. We nearly bought the buick enclave but since they never had the color and package in stock we ended up at the honda dealership .We test drove the CR-V then I walked over to the pilot, test drove one and fell in love. It has all the utility a family of four and 2 doxies would ever need. And for the incredible price tag of $26k (Findlay Honda in Las Vegas)...... I feel this is the perfect vehicle for us. Great utilitly (much like the van) and perfect for hauling the girls to their dance and cheer practices. It handles beautifully and we just love the soothing green interior. Very easy to see out of and I just can't say enough good things from our pilot. Honda makes great vehicles. Now we're waiting on a CR-V in green to come in.
#7 of 21 Re: We love our '08 pilot [lidodeparis]
Feb 24, 2008 (5:56 am)
Hi! We live in Toronto, Canada & my wife & I are seriously thinking of getting an '08 Pilot SE 4WD with the Rear entertainment system plus the chrome package. Interestingly enough, my wife loved the aberdeeen color very much. I'm not sure what kind of model you purchased & the options & accessories you included with it but $26K for it just blew my mind because we were talking to the dealership where we bought all our Hondas before & the sales manager quoted us $48K for the whole package. I'd really love to know what kind of model you purchased & the options & accessories it came with because it be such a helpful bargaining tool when we go back there on Tuesday. Maybe its worth the trip across the border. Thanks.
#8 of 21 Re: We love our '08 pilot [noyp28s]
Feb 24, 2008 (7:37 am)
We got our pilot '08 EX-L without nav or dvd. We figured for $2k we can print the directions on our home computer instead. And as far as the dvd we can just put a cd in our laptop on long trip for the girls in the backseat and works just great when we did that in odyssey. I don't know what that quote you got converted to US funds is but it seems high. My husband said there is a $3,500 incentive to the dealer so you should be able to purchase before invoice. The '09 are getting ready to come out within the next couple of months. My husband really researches before he goes down to the dealership and that really helps. Your wife will love the aberdeen with the green interior it is so soothing inside. Ours is a 2WD. If you and your wife are planning a trip go to Las Vegas is may be worth your while to buy one and drive back in your new pilot. My husband just looked up the EX-L for you and found it in grey with dvd MSRP $35,600. You should be able to get it for $30,000 easily. Here is our honda dealers cell (702) 412-0138 his name was Chris. And this was the most layed back non pushy car salesman ever. Wonderful transaction! Can't wait to go down soon and get our CR-V.....Hope this helps...
Feb 24, 2008 (12:58 pm)
I just bought a 2008 Pilot EX-L 4x4 with nav. in dark cherry pearl yesterday and can't wait to pick it up on Tuesday. Right now there are REALLY good deals on the Pilot. I was able to talk my dealer down to $28,349 with 2.9% financing down from the MSRP of $36,280 (savings of $7,931). I'd look into seeing how low your local dealership will go.
#10 of 21 Re: We love our '08 pilot [lidodeparis]
Feb 24, 2008 (1:23 pm)
Thanks for the response. It does help. In case you're wondering about the price,what the SE comes with are the rear DVD Rear Entertainment System with 9-inch display, integrated remote control and headsets with personal surround sound, mud guards, chrome package (side mirror cover, front & rear bumper trim, etc.), I-Linc for IPods, an 8 gb IPod Nano, All-Weather rubber mats (on top of the regular mats), chrome side step bars, roof rack and wheel locks.I may even ask for the tonneau cover, wodgrain interior trim, cargo tray & caro net. Yes, we're pretty much going all out. We have an '02 CR-V EX-L with lots of options which we're considering trading in nor not. I was also considering crossing the broder to Buffalo, NY but was worried about warranties, etc. I think you're right about the aberdeen green color, although the white looks good, too. Thanks again and enjoy your Pilot.