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    Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...



    So the Honda Pilot is a welcome addition to our family. After an exhaustive vetting process, we settled on a vehicle that fit our needs.

    While we have no problems entering the car, our son wanted to get in "All by myself" so I got and installed some running boards.

    While I was under the car, I took note of how clean and new the car was, even after the first 500 miles driven. So I took some photos of the chassis, for the auto enthusiasts here to enjoy!

    CLEAN!!










    Showing the bottom aspect of the right side running board after installation


    and the left side running board









    And some 'normal' viewing angle shots with the boards installed.








    And here are a few photos from today, driving in 2 and a half foot snow. Fun times!




    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    looks like you enjoyed yourself. sorry, but i liked the body style of the original pilot way more than this one.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    yeah I would argee with Matt here, the 06-08 pilot is a much sexier body than the 09+... too soccer mom ish...

    Hows the 4WD system? Did you have to engage the VTM-4?

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    Haters. I like it!!
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    I can guarantee the underside is not that clean any more!!

    Just be careful driving out there--it took until yesterday to get the Audi up the hill photos on FB
    It's the fares, stupid

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    Dear haters,

    bugger off. If I wanted that 06-08, I'd have bought it. But those are smaller and IMHO uglier.
    We love our distinct looking car, not that we asked for your validation.

    Just remember, its a right to free speech, not an obligation. 8)

    Now, back to our program....

    Car does well. Took it into an empty lot and tried doing donuts with the VSA turned on. Great system, really would not allow for said donut making. Huge difference when it was turned off., total skidding and loss of control into calculated donut spins.

    Does well in 2 and 1st gear in the 2.5 foot snow. Using the VTM4 only helped but I didnt need it climbing out of the incline driveway.

    You know, I may head to your house, Art, just to tackle [email protected] Hill! ;)
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    Looks great! :D

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    [quote="mirrodie"]Dear haters,

    bugger off. If I wanted that 06-08, I'd have bought it. But those are smaller and IMHO uglier.
    We love our distinct looking car, not that we asked for your validation.

    See I was going to agree with you until you said it was uglier. :)
    I have an 08 and love it. Where is the extra room? More leg room in the 3rd row or the trunk area?

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    Sorry about that Gerard. In actuality, the 2005 and the predecessor Passports are the styling I didnt care for.

    The 06-08s are actually nicer than the '05 and earlier. Seems that his model has evolved, from the Passport, to be roomier and more boxy over time. And the grill gets better with each generation.

    BuT lots of 06-08 lovers are have the option to get a grill that is comparable to the older style. I like the retro styling on the 09+. If room weren't an option, I would have jumped at the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

    To answer your question, the 09+ is a hair larger and roomier but what allows for that is the wider wheelbase.

    Hey, did you know there is a Piloteers.org site?
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    Quote Originally Posted by mirrodie
    If room weren't an option, I would have jumped at the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
    talk about a car that fell from the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down... an original FJ40 i can understand, not the new piece of garbage...
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    To answer your question, the 09+ is a hair larger and roomier but what allows for that is the wider wheelbase.
    Hey, did you know there is a Piloteers.org site?[/quote]

    Thanks and no i didnt know that.

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    Quote Originally Posted by cancidas
    Quote Originally Posted by mirrodie
    If room weren't an option, I would have jumped at the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
    talk about a car that fell from the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down... an original FJ40 i can understand, not the new piece of garbage...
    The statement that defies all logic.
    The FJ Cruiser is based on the very looks of the FJ40, hence its retro style. Which also is similar to the 2010 Pilot.

    The new piece of garbage got great writeups for its off road capabilities so I don't know how its a piece of garbage....
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

    http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=187

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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    Hmmm....to me it looks like a slightly smaller version of the Nissan Pathfinder....
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    Re: Finally, some new pics of the Pilot, new and in action...

    Quote Originally Posted by mirrodie
    The statement that defies all logic.
    The FJ Cruiser is based on the very looks of the FJ40, hence its retro style. Which also is similar to the 2010 Pilot.

    The new piece of garbage got great writeups for its off road capabilities so I don't know how its a piece of garbage....
    it's styled after the original, but it's nowhere near s good looking. you know that i'm a ver nostalgic person, and when it comes to cars and trucks i like mine old. i have a deep-seeded dislike for new cars.
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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