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Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 3rd, 2018 05:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've had my '04 Honda Pilot for 14 years now, and it's been the best car I've ever owned.

Perfect size for us, good in town, good on the highway, very versatile. Comfortable too. We took many vacations in that car, and it always kept everyone safe. It hauled my band gear for 3 years. And it has cost me next to nothing to operate for 14 years, just oil changes and 4 sets of tires. Three batteries. A couple of minor repairs and that's it. Absolutely reliable.

But, there comes a time. It has been our #2 car and designated dog hauler for a while now, and has served us well. But it's starting to pop some rust in the usual Honda locations (rear wheel wells) and is getting a bit rattly. So I decided to sell it and get something newer.

The guy down the road got wind of it (from our wives talking), so he called me up and asked me about it. Then he came and drove it around and told me he wanted it. I shot him a really good number, since he was making it easy for me, and he agreed. He's got a kid in college who needs a better car. Perfect.

So I've got it all cleaned up, oil changed, tires rotated, and it looks great. He picks it up tomorrow.

It's going to break my heart to see that trusty ol' car drive off without me. Maybe that's weird to be so attached to a vehicle, especially a plain old Honda Pilot, but I am.

At least it's just going down the road to live. Maybe I should ask for visitation, every other weekend and Wednesdays?

I'd post a picture, but we all know what a first-gen Honda Pilot in brown looks like. They sold a bazillion of them.

But this one was something special, to me anyway.

Gato
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Mar 3rd, 2018 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Honda Pilot ..... aaarrrrrrrgh!

That's what turned left in front of my VW as I cruised along at 40 mph ....... aaaaarrrrrgh!

Cue the screeching brakes, shattering glass and wrecking ball impact!

Just insert "Honda Pilot" where Steve Martin says, "cleaning woman" in this 40 second clip.

cleaning woman

Leftee
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I say stuff
Mar 3rd, 2018 06:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

You should have bought a Honda Pilot to replace the Bug.

Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 3rd, 2018 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mmmmm, Rachael Ward....

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Mar 3rd, 2018 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sorry for your loss.


Still driving my '09 Element, and don't know what I'd ever replace it with since they stopped making them.



Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Mar 3rd, 2018 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sorry for your loss.


Still driving my '09 Element, and don't know what I'd ever replace it with since they stopped making them.



Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Mar 3rd, 2018 06:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

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Ragtop
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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Mar 3rd, 2018 06:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hey, I heard you the first time!


Elements are cool. Everyone I know that has one loves 'em.

Honda should keep making them. And bring back the Prelude.

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She turned me into a newt!....
Mar 3rd, 2018 06:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

I understand, sold my wife’s 2004 Honda Odyssey a couple of years ago with over 200,000 miles on the clock. That was a kid hauler for a lot of years.

Never gave us any trouble.

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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Mar 3rd, 2018 07:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's like selling of a family member. I was the original owner of a 2004 Toyota 4Runner. Drove it to Seattle, lived there 3 years, then drove it back to the OC. Hauled every piece if gear I ever purchased home in it. Played all my gigs using it. Changed up the audio system. But it was starting to show it's age and I traded it in for a new 2014 Highlander. Highlander is very nice, but I still miss that old 4Runner.

5Strats
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GospelBilly!
Mar 3rd, 2018 08:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

Did you call it . . . BRAD? (;oD

willie
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Too Near Atlanta GA

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Mar 3rd, 2018 08:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have loved my '03 Honda CRV-EX since the day I drove it new off the lot in August of 2003. It too has been totally dependable for us and we've driven it all over the country...and it has hauled more than its share of guitar amps. It just turned 160K and I still can't imagine selling it. One of the smart things I did (a rare thing for me) was to negotiate old changes for life on this car when I bought it, so it goes in for an old change every 6K miles. I've also had the transmission and cooling system maintained carefully at regular intervals.

Ragtop
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The older the violin

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Mar 3rd, 2018 08:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

tahitijack, I just bought a '13 Highlander to replace my Pilot. I just needed a good #2 car and, like I said, designated dog hauler (we have an Aussie who likes to ride with us).

I started out looking for a 2012-14 Pilot, but they all had half a million miles on them. So I expanded my search to Acura MDXs and Highlanders.

Back in Omaha, Honda and Toyota sold about equally. Up here in the mountains I see 10 Toyotas for every Honda. Especially Tacomas and 4Runners, they are everywhere. I didn't really notice Highlanders until I bought one, and now I see lots of them too.

We still have a Honda though, a 2014 CRV. Great car, Mrs. R loves it.

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Je Suis Charlie
Mar 3rd, 2018 08:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

My 2006 pilot just crossed the 225,000 mile mark yesterday and still going strong. Vigilant PM has been the key for me. Love that car and I am hoping to get two more years and hit 300,000 before I put it out to pasture. I've already funded a replacement but why buy if I don't have to!

Shoes
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Mar 3rd, 2018 09:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have an 2009 Pilot, only 70K on it. Great car been all over the west with it, so far so good.

Ragtop
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The older the violin

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Mar 3rd, 2018 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, that Honda V6 is bulletproof.

Ragtop
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Mar 3rd, 2018 09:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

clf, does that Pilot of yours have any rust? I'm thinking probably not.

All of the early ones in the Midwest are showing it due to salt on the roads in the winter.

tahitijack
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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Mar 3rd, 2018 10:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

Didn't name that old 4Runner. But, I gave voice command navigator in the Highlander Lucy after the Peanuts cartoon character. She can get stubborn when I decide to take a different route to my destination. Yeah I know Lucy, but I'm the one behind the wheel, got that?

Roger Ball
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Just one fret off the right note.
Mar 3rd, 2018 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've never regretted getting rid of a car. That will probably change when it's time to move on from my trusty (not rusty) 2009 RAV4.

It hasn't given me any trouble and is still in great shape. Mrs.B would like me to get something a bit larger (maybe a Highlander) but I'm resisting so far.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Mar 3rd, 2018 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

My 2002 Lexus Land Cruiser (LX470) is now 16 years old and I've had it since December of 2009 when I bought it from a Lexus dealer in Utah.

I cannot imagine the day when I'll give up this beast. Best vehicle I ever owned. I remember Pinetree mocking me for spending something like $22.5-23k for the vehicle with about 66k miles on it. It was a good deal then and the vehicle has proven itself many times over. Now have about 113k miles on it so 57k trouble free miles over the last eight+ years.

I won't quit on a vehicle that is still safe and reliable (rust is not a thing around this part of the country).

(This message was last edited by Chris Greene at 01:50 PM, Mar 3rd, 2018)

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