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I'm curious as to the ages and family size of the Pilot owners using this forum...

I'll start us out-

I'm 30 with an MBA, my wife's 25 with an ungrad degree. We have been married just over one year and are expecting our first baby this Dec!!! :)

Even though I take very diligent care of our cars, the Pilot will definitely be a family car. In other words, I'm not gonna sweat the small stuff like I do with our 330i. In fact, I was giving my dad a ride over the weekend and we came across a Road Closed sign. Normally, I would have turned around found different way, but I decided to forge ahead. Through deep mud and ruts, the Pilot passed with flying colors.

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Both 36, Married, both College Grads, 2 Kids old enough not to completely TRASH the back seat(s). ("You're not eating THAT in MY car!"

I'm a Systems Programmer, and she's an Embryologist.

We actually take our SUV's off road. We love to explore back roads and trails. Don't know where a road goes? Follow it! Or check a county map. But honor those No Trespassing Signs!

Mostly in northern Michigan using "seasonal" roads that are not maintained in the winter, and various fire roads and trails through County, State & Federal Forests. No hard core 4-wheeling requiring winches and the like. But sometimes we do get pretty muddy! We know our limitations. We usually drive in as far as we can, then mountain bike or hike the area. The kids love exploring and much as we do!

We have not taken our Pilot off road yet, but do have plans later this summer. I'll file a full report with pics here, of course!
 

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OK, but no particulars

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-I'm 36 and my wife is 32.
-Married 11 years
-Both College Graduates
-We had our first child (Ethan) in February.
-I work in the Oil Field Service Industry as a Software Engineer.
-She works as an Analyst at a large energy company (not Enron - Thank God).

We purchased the Pilot with the future in mind. We are planning to have one more child in the next two years.
;)

We currently have my elderly Mother and Uncle living close by that don't drive and we help assist them in getting around.

Our priorities fell in favor of the Pilot. It was the best choice on the market for what we needed.
 

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I'm 35, wife 34 (we met the first week of college), married 11 years, son 5, daughter 3. Live in Manhattan and travel on weekends to Berkshire county, Massachusetts. I'm a lawyer, wife is an MBA.

The Pilot is great for our weekend jaunts, especially since the last 2 miles of the trip are up a mountain dirt road (my kids call it the bumpy road - "Are we at the bumpy road yet daddy?" - Unfortunately for my kids the bumpy road is'nt bumpy in the Pilot :) ).

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re: demographics

I'm 42, my wife is 45, and we have two children, 10 and 8.

My wife drives a Toyota Avalon, the Pilot is replacing my Honda Accord.
 

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Double lives

I'm 39 and she's 42. FOUR kids, 5-10. She's the soccer mom (literally)
and I'm the weekend warrior home improvement guy.
Executive by day, carpenter by night...
Need something like the Pilot that is a good daily driver and has the utility and people space.
After all, leading a double life requires a vehicle with split personalities. That's what I like about the Pilot, it's at home in the mud or at the lumber yard and it cleans up nice for that evening out or client luncheon and has the stamina for that trek up to the mountains or to the beach.
We decided both vehicles needed to carry everyone if need be. So, her Ody and my Pilot make for the perfect pair. And, hey, I only need to worry about one type of oil and filter...
 

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Wife and I are 42.
Collage grad.
Wife MBA, CPA etc.
Two kids 3 and 9.
Pilot replaces 99 4-Runner(good truck)
Me stay at home Dad.
 

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Honda's target demo

According to Automotive Week, demo is 39 years of age, something like $85k income.

We're both 45, kids 14 and 10, advanced degrees, but they're selling us one even though we're too old. Pilot replaces an Odyssey which we decided is a foot too long for Boston parking. Odyssey is more of a suburban car, though they seem to be breeding in the dark in this city. We also hate the auto doors - slow, have to be in park, have to wait for them to shut, if pull from handle and dash they stop and beep, etc. If the kids were little, they'd make more sense.

I've never owned anything other than a Honda or an Acura. Got rid of an Acura for an Accord - which I drive - because the maintenance costs to keep it at spec are so much higher and the Accord EX with leather and a stick gives me what I want.

Our Pilot is due in before the end of the month. The dealership wants us to pay before the end of the month so they can get the best allocations. If the car isn't here, we're trading the use of our funds for free stuff like oil changes.

They informed us that the Pilots in their allocation for some months to come will have forced options.

I've seen only one Pilot on the road. A silver EX with cloth that's must belong to someone on my street.
 

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I'm 29 and my wife is 30. Two kids (2 and 6 weeks)
M.S. and Pharm. D. respectively. (Us, not the kids ;)).
For at least two more days :confused: (hopefully much longer) I'm a Network Engineer for a major telecommuncations company that dominated the news today, and she's a pharmacist.

The Pilot replaces a 98 Accord. It's amazing how much stuff a 6 week old needs to go anywhere.
 

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Humm, maybe twins born 4 weeks apart?!?

AgPilotOwner said:
...Two kids (2 and 6 weeks)
Ag, I sincerely hope that it works out for you - it looks pretty bloody for your major telecommunications company today. We're rooting for you.

AgPilotOwner said:
For at least two more days :confused: (hopefully much longer) I'm a Network Engineer for a major telecommuncations company that dominated the news today, and she's a pharmacist.
 

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We're pretty close to the Pilot target age demographic by virtual of averaging. I just turned 46, lovely Cindy is 34. I'm (barely, believe me) a HS graduate who fell into computers (by luck rather than design), Cindy has the degree and is a middle school teacher.

The good Lord challenged me via the sudden passing of my first wife a few years ago, with whom I had my soon-to-be-driving 16 y.o. son (beware! all of eastern USA if he drives like his daddy did at that age); and the good Lord blessed me with Cindy and now little Allison Rose, age 1 on May 28th.

The Pilot is for primarily for Cindy and Allison Rose, may they have many years of safe and enjoyable riding experiences!
 

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Cheese is 30 and so is the wife with youngster #1 due in November!! :2: :2: :2:

We both have our Masters (mine in business, hers in educational administration). I'm in IT with a major paper manufacturer and the Mrs is a teacher and soon to be Elementary Principal in the Midwest.

We're Honda lifers :29: and the Pilot is replacing my '96 Integra GS-R which I'm having trouble parting with. The wife drives a '97 Civic so with Junior(ette) on the way we needed to upsize to something with more than 2 doors.

Our cars are our "babies" and the Pilot will be no less.
 

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Thiry something

I'm 33 (MBA) and my wife is 34 (college grad). We have a 5 and 3 year old and a great dog (www.americandingo.com).

I'm with Cheesehead again - replaced my beloved 1994 Integra GS-R with only 74,000 miles on it. I miss it, but not looking back. The Pilot is awesome.

Other car is a 2001.5 Passat wagon with a 5-speed and turbo. I get my driving fun in that one.:D
 

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Me: 27 yr. old Finance grad.- Banker. Wife: 27 yr. old Title/Escrow Officer. Two boys, 2 and 1. Only 15 months apart. :12:

Now they'll be about 24 inches apart on that spacious second row. Third row is for emergencies only. Otherwise it will be great for hauling all of this "kid stuff" around...
 

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Wow, we are definitely the ancients in this special population! I just turned 50 and my wife is 46. We are both physical therapists but I now do full time graphic design on the PC and she teaches at a local university. Sure wish this car was available when our kids were little!

We have always had Hondas, but this is our first big "family" car.

We have 2 girls, 12 and 15. Buying this car has, at least temporarily, redeemed us in their eyes, since we were in danger of rapidly devolving into hopelessly uncool, clueless losers. I hope this delays that for at least a few months now.

We got our Silver EX-L just in time for the beach in late July.

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self 53, Ph.D., work for Dept of Defense as Natural Resources Specialist
wife 51, some college, medical biller

Kids all grown and gone; wanted room for outdoor gear; home improvement stuff (my main hobby with new house); and to have enough room when we visit the kids and grandkids in Missouri, Idaho and New Mexico and explore back roads

traded 99 CR-V that got lots of use in the mtns and deserts of SOCAL

other car is 2001 Camry bought at end of model year for wife. She finds Pilot a little big for getting around LA freeways -especially in rush hour.

Really feel old reading all the above demographics... but some of us baby boomers find as we get older we want more room, not less. Also wish that in the past we had had the quality of cars that most of us now take for granted.

Previous cars in order of ownership:
62 Ford Falcon wagon - well used when parents gave it to me for college use - 120k on that piece of junk when it expired...
66 VW Microbus (used)
72 Ford Pickup (bought new)
79 Volvo wagon (new)
86 Chevy Nova (new, Toyota Corolla with Chevy badge; now the Prism)
91 Honda Civic wagon (new)
86 Toyota Vista (used; right-hand drive; similar to Camry; we lived in Japan four years and drove on the left)
99 CR-V (new, when we came back to US)
03 Pilot EX, Redrock (bought 6/2 and already 1500 miles on it!)
 

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Me 42, Administrative Support
Husband is 50, Carpenter

Pilot EX - Sandstone is replacing '96 Chevy Astro. I will never buy another GM product again! Every 6 months (if I'm lucky) we put new parts on the van.

The Pilot is going to be great - no more huge bench seats to take out when I want to haul something. Perfect to haul 4-legged children and plywood in! And the occasional 2-legged people too.

Can't wait for it to get here!
 

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I think I'm the odd one in this forum...

I'm 16, this will be the first car of mine. I'm a student in Maryland. This car is going to basically be used between me and my mom. BTW were getting a EX Havasu Blue.
 

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Age 34, wife 39, one kids 10 month old. The SS EX-L is desperately need since we have our daughter. My wife old car was a sentra ex. (two doors), my is a 1996 Montecarlo., none of which is a family car.

We sold the sentra for 1200$ when we got the Pilot in June. So you guess it, it's the wife car ( that's ok, she happy I am happy.:) )

I am a project lead for a major Telecommunication company ( like other Telecommunication company waiting for the daylitght to break) more than half of our employee is gone since last year (that's about 50-60 thousands -- that's right thousands -- I am still here, just waiting for my turn.;

Wife is a finacial Controller officer at her company. { I think she is also a controller at home :D }

we have been together for 12 years married for 4 years.
 
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