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Old 08-25-2018, 11:13 PM   #1
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Currently: 46,xxx


Engine/Trans:
2.4L

EXTERIOR:
Tango Red Pearl
Aluminum Push Bar in Front, and rear bumper guard bar.

INTERIOR:
LED light conversions

ICE:
OEM Navi unit.

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Stock

SHOES:
Stock 17" Alloys


Future:
Roof Raxxxx
Fog lights(Why did they not include them on an EX-L????)
Remote Start








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Old 08-25-2018, 11:19 PM   #2
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OK so no more 2013 Accord lol.

We seem to trade cars in my family a lot lol.

Sister in law hated her car. Liked my Accord. In-laws were going to trade this CR-V in for a Subaru for the mother in law. Said id take the CR-V, give the sister my Accord, and then they could trade in her car for the Subi instead of this CR-V.

I had no dislikes of my Accord, but it was an i4 CVT, not a V6 6Speed, so no big loss.

IMO, I upgraded, as I now have a faithful AWD DD, with heated seats, LEATHER(How I missed it), and nav(which sucks, but its useful when I don't want to use my cell).

So whatever lol. As Im getting older, I want more and more to have a DD that is whatever and to hopefully pickup a 2nd car that is my fun car. Im torn on whether that should be a "nice" weekend car to go out on the town with the wife, or a full on project, but at least now I have a car thats good in lots of conditions, has a lot of storage space, and will be useful for outdoors activities.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:26 AM   #3
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Looks good man, I like the bumpers / push bars
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:24 AM   #4
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Looks good man, I like the bumpers / push bars
Thanks!

He put them on to protect the bumpers from NYC parking.

I kind of want to remove the rear one, because its pushed up against the body panels from people bumping into it.

Might readjust and replace the rusted hardware. Not sure.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:24 PM   #5
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Just did front brakes on this beast.

No other mods or repairs.

Over 65k miles now.

Holding on to her for a bit, but thinking I made trade in for a newerish Pilot or Ridgeline.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:54 AM   #6
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Just did front brakes on this beast.

No other mods or repairs.

Over 65k miles now.

Holding on to her for a bit, but thinking I made trade in for a newerish Pilot or Ridgeline.
We just bought an AWD Pilot. I really like it, and I typically don't like SUV's. Not the sexiest thing on the road (I personally like the looks) but it is very practical and comfortable. I was surprised that the highway MPG was pretty decent too, especially considering the low mileage and AWD.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:19 AM   #7
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The Honda Pilot will be our next vehicle we purchase as well. I actually love the new look, though at certain angles it looks like a mini van. But the features and space it has is awesome.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:49 AM   #8
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I love out Pilot! Granted it's a 2nd Gen, I really dislike the looks of the new Pilot, it's just a slightly smaller Odyssey now, with the CR-V being the mini Odyssey. They all just look so similar now.
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The Honda Pilot will be our next vehicle we purchase as well. I actually love the new look, though at certain angles it looks like a mini van. But the features and space it has is awesome.
That was the main thing we liked. I like the new look (though I prefer the pre-MMC style wise). The back seats are usable and pretty comfortable for adults, it has a lot of room, storage, and a lot of neat little details.

I do also really like the safety suite that is standard on the 2019, but some of the features I turn off.

Really decent performance for an AWD 4300lb boat too.
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I love out Pilot! Granted it's a 2nd Gen, I really dislike the looks of the new Pilot, it's just a slightly smaller Odyssey now, with the CR-V being the mini Odyssey. They all just look so similar now.
I personally like the way they look. There really is almost no difference between the Pilot and Odyssey, but you are right, it does look a little minivanish. However, since these are basically to the car scape what the minivan was to mine and the station wagon was to the generation before, I guess it is fitting. Plus, the practicality definitely makes up for it.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:50 AM   #12
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I had been toying with the idea of selling this to carvana lol and either getting a newer Pilot(like 2013 ish ) which would need me to put some $ on top, or a 2007ish Lexus LS460 LOL.

My coworker has one, and it is a helluva car. Loaded top to bottom(as it was originally an 75k car). Its such a nice ride and he gets 26/29 mpg consistently on his and its a fucking v8. 0-60 in 5 sec.

The LS goes for around 10k +/- depending on mileage.

I really don't want to daily drive an LS460, but it is a Toyota afterall.

The pilot is more practical for family/storage.

We take my car on roadtrips because my wife is leasing a 2019 RX350, and so cant rack up miles on that.

The LS would be a great roadtrip car because its super comfortable. Obv not as much storage, but with a 22 gal tank, Id get over 400 miles to the tank, and probably not as much with a 2013 Pilot.

Right now though, still rocking the CRv.

No plans as of yet.
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:40 PM   #13
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Ralphie our '09 Pilot will usually get anywhere from 350-400 miles per tank depending on terrain and speed. I can't imagine the '13s getting worse mileage. It also doesn't have a 22 gallon tank, somewhere in the neighborhood of 18-19 gallons.
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:13 PM   #14
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Ralphie our '09 Pilot will usually get anywhere from 350-400 miles per tank depending on terrain and speed. I can't imagine the '13s getting worse mileage. It also doesn't have a 22 gallon tank, somewhere in the neighborhood of 18-19 gallons.
Oh ok, good to know!

My 2013 accord consistently got 28-35 mpg and I usually averaged 500 miles per tank. Definitely didn't have a 22 gal tank.

CVT is very helpful in that regard.
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OUr 2019 is an EX-L AWD, so it has the 6AT instead of the 9AT and weighs a little more. Even while still in break in, I didn't have much trouble getting ~27MPG out of it on the highway at 70-75MPH and I wasn't doing anything special. It gets good highway MPG, but it definitely dips a bit in the city.

I'll let you know where it seems to be once it gets a few thousand more miles on it.
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