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I, like many others I'm sure, would think that the colors that are used on the Pilot are the same as their counter-parts on the MDX and Ody with the same name.

NOT SO!!!

Here is what I found:

1. The Fern on the Pilot is more like Light Grey, the Grey is more like dark grey. This is the opposite of the Ody. On the Ody, the Fern is dark grey and the Quartz is lighter.

2. Evergreen Pearl on the Pilot is no where near the same color as EP on the MDX or Ody. If you remember Aztec Green that was used on the civics a few years ago, it is much closer to that. Is is NOT DARK GREEN. The brochure is completely misleading. If you have an Ody brochure, the EP in there is much closes to the EP on the Pilot.

3. The saddle interior is a tad darker than the saddle used in the MDX, and a bit more darker than the ivory used in the Ody. While the saddle leather used in the Pilot looks the same as the leather used in the MDX, the dash colors are a tad darker. I might call them camel instead of saddle.

4. The Grey in the Pilot used two colors of grey. The darker being almost black. At first, I thought it was black until I saw it in the sun. It's not black, but pretty close.

5. The Fern is a very nice shade of grey, and pretty light in color. I don't see even a touch of green as the name suggests.

6. Of the silver, black, white, redrock exteriors I saw, they do look the same as the ones used on the Ody and MDX.

I think these different colors with the same names are going to cause quite a bit of confusion later, especially if you have to have any body work done.


Of course YMMV, and I was viewing all of these vehicles in very bright AZ sun, so they may look different in other locations.

Hope this helps your decisions.
 

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Anyone seen Evergreen Pilot?

I had the opportunity to jump on an Evergreen EX-L and took it sight unseen (it was being shipped at the time I ordered it). I need a car in the next couple of weeks and didn't want to wait for Sagebrush - it was Evergreen or nothing. Anyway, I thought the Evergreen in the brochure was nice enough, but now I'm concerned that the color is different than in the pictures. For anyone whose seen it, what is your opinion about Evergreen? I'm picking the car up on Saturday, but won't have a chance to see it before then.

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I went to look at the EP Pilot again last night just to make sure I was seeing what I was seeing. Interesting thing was that an EP Ody was sitting just two cars down. The Ody is definitely darker.

If you get a chance to go to a Honda dealer, take a look at the green metallic they are using on the Accord (sorry don't know the name of the paint color). IMHO, the Pilot is closer to that color than the Ody.

But it all boils down to this for me... I like the EP on the Pilot much better! It's a really great color.
 

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Evergreen

Hello all-

I took delivery on an Evergreen EX-L last night. The car is beautiful.

We traded a CR-V EX in green. When the two cars were parked together you could see that the green on the Pilot was slightly lighter than that on the CR-V. I doubt that I could have appreciated the difference if the cars were not next to each other.

Side Note: We had a terrific dealer experience at Williamsburg Honda in Williamsburg, Virginia. The deal was done for MSRP over the phone and we got a good value for our trade. This is the second car we have purchased there (CR-V was #1). We refuse to deal with the dealers in Richmond, VA - even though Williamsburg is one hour away.

YMMV,

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The EP is really a cool color, isn't it!

All the dealers around here wer poo-poo it saying it would be too dark and it was their least popular color on the Ody. I think they are going to be in for a surprise:2:

And with the saddle interior is a very classy color combination.
 

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Yessir

I agree, the car is striking with the contrasting tan leather. I did have some reservations about agreeing to purchase a car sight unseen, but I was thrilled when the car came around the corner.

As far as I can tell, this is the only EP in the area. I know/think that one dealer in Richmond got 4 Silvers and 1 Havasu Blue. The other got a mix of red, white and silver.

Shrug,

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medphreak,
Do you think you could post some pix for all to see!?! I tried to get a shot last night at the dealer but it was too dark.
 

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I'd love to, but my wife immediately took the car out of town for a week! If nobody else has posted some pics by the time she returns I'll do so.

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Re: Yessir

Most dealers here in the Bay Area (that I have visited or talked to on the phone) seemed to have received Silver, Red and Black.

medphreak said:
I agree, the car is striking with the contrasting tan leather. I did have some reservations about agreeing to purchase a car sight unseen, but I was thrilled when the car came around the corner.

As far as I can tell, this is the only EP in the area. I know/think that one dealer in Richmond got 4 Silvers and 1 Havasu Blue. The other got a mix of red, white and silver.

Shrug,

Mephreak
 

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Beautiful, isn't it :18: !

Thanks for the great pix, it really shows the color well.

Tell your wife we think she is the 'cat's meow'!
 

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The only problem is, now EVERYBODY is going to want the EP :rolleyes:

I'll never get mine :(
 

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Evergreen

Medphreak,

Thanks a bunch to you and your wife. :cool:

I can't wait to pick mine up on Saturday.

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Re: Pilot and CR-V

Looks really nice. Especially the Saddle interior is a nice contrast.

medphreak said:
Here is the EP Pilot with a 99 green CR-V
 

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Redrock is great color

Just picked up my Redrock EX this past Sunday from Riverside (CA) Honda. Had to call eight dealers in SoCal to find one who would sell at MSRP and had Redrock in stock (plus had to buy several Honda Brand addons - cargo tray, running bds, rear mud guards). However the Redrock is a great color! It really stands out in our area as most other SUV and car colors are either black, white or silver. Traded in Silver 99 CR-V myself -seems like it was the most popular color in SoCal as there are lots around.
 

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Re: Redrock is great color

Congrats Chris. I did get a chance to look at the RedRock Pilot at one of the dealers here. Its really kind of maroon more than Red. Nice color nevertheless. Glad you got one for MSRP. Remember, add-ons can be purchased from Tim at a far better price.

chrisw42 said:
Just picked up my Redrock EX this past Sunday from Riverside (CA) Honda. Had to call eight dealers in SoCal to find one who would sell at MSRP and had Redrock in stock (plus had to buy several Honda Brand addons - cargo tray, running bds, rear mud guards). However the Redrock is a great color! It really stands out in our area as most other SUV and car colors are either black, white or silver. Traded in Silver 99 CR-V myself -seems like it was the most popular color in SoCal as there are lots around.
 

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Not Us

Wifes old Range Rover was Green/Tan.
Yes it is a nice combination, no we dont want the Pilot that color.
Too hard to keep clean looking.
Ours will be Havasu Blue. Picking up on June 28 :D
 
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