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Finally! (got it)

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After almost 2 months since I agreed the price, finally picked up my Elite Blk/Blk today.

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Really enjoying it thus far. Still need to spend some time in the menus and settings but I was able to easily link the phone while sitting outside the dealer and use Android Auto for the way home. Sound system sounds great. Drives and shifts smoothly. Very quiet vs our older Odyssey!

FAVORITE part? all the radar cruise/LKAS etc. I turned it all on for the highway ride home and was amazed at how you have all these little car icons alongside your Pilot icon on the dash, and the cars are the real actual vehicles being spotted by the system so you see what is in the lanes beside you as well as ahead of you, and the one you are tracking speed on is highlighted in green. It's like a fighter jet!

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As earlier predicted, I don't like the HUD so just turned it off. Just too distracting and unnecessary for my taste.

Look at that engine bay! Lots of room to work in there for DIYers. A little hard to see in the picture, but on the left side you are looking down at the wheel well so lots of open space around the timing belt covers etc.

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Unfortunately we just had snow here last night so I'm sure the new Pilot just got a nice road chemicals bath....oh well.....

Looking forward to driving it more!
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I didn’t realize that the rear cover can be installed at a lower level :unsure:
Auto start- O F F !
Sharp eye my laddie

Indeed I did press that little button as I do get annoyed with the auto stop

In reading the manual it is interesting to see the list of conditions where the Auto Stop never happens....and those include running in Sport Mode (or Snow, Tow, Sand, and some others if I recall). So I guess if you switch to one of those modes then you don't need to worry about the engine shutting off either. I thought it was interesting that it does that in Sport Mode even.
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I didn’t realize that the rear cover can be installed at a lower level :unsure:
yes it kind of makes it feel a little more capacious (like the Odyssey I'm coming from, although obviously the Odyssey has a REALLY deep trunk....)
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Another plus for this 23 Pilot - the headlights are WHITE and BRIGHT!
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Thanks, I sure will. I won't have to do a DIY hitch but I will be doing DIY maintenance going forward.

Feels like a bunch of these are now starting to come in....I think we will see more on the road soon enough.....

One thing I am looking at is the rear storage. As of right now, I think I prefer the "lower" tray position as I think it will be better to hold groceries etc. Unless I end up fitting some folding chairs etc below that space with the tray in the "upper" position....will play with both I guess. (Note that the panel can be turned to the carpeted side or the hard side in either the upper or lower position...flexible design

"Lower" (*with "hard side" showing)

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"Upper" (with carpeted side showing)

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OMG NO 😲 YOU CANT PARK THAT CAR AT A GROCERY STORE!! 🤣
Those parking spaces out in no man's land is for vehicles like this 🤟
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My 2022 Pilot has that feature too (carpet or plastic, reversable cover), it's a nice touch that you'll enjoy.

Quick question on your radar cruise control. On the speedometer pic below, the green carrot represents the set speed (70 MPH). Do you know if the green bar represents the speed of the vehicle in front you? In the picture below, it looks you are matching the speed of the vehicle in front of you. However, as you came up on the slower car, and before your Pilot began to slow, did that green bar show up on your speedometer (i.e., the white needle would have been on 70 MPH, and the left end of the green bar that appeared would have ended at 55 MPH). My GLE has that feature, and it's a great feature in my opinion as it gives you an indication of closing speed -- it also shows up on the HUD -- does it do the same on your Pilot HUD. It appears like your Elite Pilot may have those same features, have you noticed how it works?
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Good question re: the green bar spanning between 55 and 70 here. I also notice (not in this picture) that when the system picks up the local speed limit sign, it puts a little red carrot on the speedometer at the limit speed. I will do some driving with the ACC and see what that green bar is doing. The other green "haze" on the gauges is the Eco indicator that glows more when you are driving fuel efficiently. I turned that feature off later as I like a cleaner look and will drive however I drive, I don't need the green glow helping to guide me haha

Note also that the Elite has 4 different gauge settings....this one is "Round". They also have "bars" where the tach is a vertical bar to the far left, and the speedo is a vertical bar to the far right. Makes for a more open screen. I just tend to like the dials and seeing the needles move around so I opted for Round. There are 2 other settings where the dials disappear when you enter the active cruise control mode
The green bar indicates the cruise set speed VS the adaptive radars actual speed. In this pic, the cruise is set to 70 but the adaptive is picking up the car doing 55 and following that.
The green bar indicates the cruise set speed VS the adaptive radars actual speed. In this pic, the cruise is set to 70 but the adaptive is picking up the car doing 55 and following that.
Ah so the green bar visualizes how much faster the car can potentially go vs where it is now.
Another plus for this 23 Pilot - the headlights are WHITE and BRIGHT!
The Pilot we first test drove blinded me on approach when the salesman unlocked it. They are bright!
Ah so the green bar visualizes how much faster the car can potentially go vs where it is now.
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OMG NO 😲 YOU CANT PARK THAT CAR AT A GROCERY STORE!! 🤣
Those parking spaces out in no man's land is for vehicles like this 🤟
Haha what do you think I am driving? An Acura? Haha
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Haha what do you think I am driving? An Acura? Haha
Possibly. More importantly, did you name her yet? 🤣
Possibly. More importantly, did you name her yet? 🤣
Dunno need to have a couple beers and collect my thoughts. I don't know how to top My Shadow Hunter. All suggestions considered. And for some reason I never think of my cars as she and her haha

Midnight Demon?
Night Fury?
Dark Spirit?
Black Licorice?

Also unlike some of the Acura owners I have really fallen down on the job. I have owned the car for 10 hours already and yet I haven't already had it taken in for thousands of dollars of PPF and Ceramics and new wheels and stuff 😃
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Also I want to pick up some simple clean black license plate frames. The ones I have on our Accord were metal and they chip over time. But people say the silicone ones pick up dirt? Anyone have luck with anything specific?
Dunno need to have a couple beers and collect my thoughts. I don't know how to top My Shadow Hunter. All suggestions considered. And for some reason I never think of my cars as she and her haha

Midnight Demon?
Night Fury?
Dark Spirit?
Black Licorice?
At some point in a few years I want to buy an RV like a Transit van conversion. I want to name my van "Down by the River." :ROFLMAO:
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Dunno need to have a couple beers and collect my thoughts. I don't know how to top My Shadow Hunter. All suggestions considered. And for some reason I never think of my cars as she and her haha

Midnight Demon?
Night Fury?
Dark Spirit?
Black Licorice?

Also unlike some of the Acura owners I have really fallen down on the job. I have owned the car for 10 hours already and yet I haven't already had it taken in for thousands of dollars of PPF and Ceramics and new wheels and stuff 😃
Oh, you gotta go with midnight demon. It sounds rich and mean at the same time. Now all you need is some expensive acessories (IE: 24” rims, neon under glow, plastidip your emblems) and make sure you tell us how much it costs and how it makes the best SUV just that much better.

Also I want to pick up some simple clean black license plate frames. The ones I have on our Accord were metal and they chip over time. But people say the silicone ones pick up dirt? Anyone have luck with anything specific?
I can’t offer a ton of advise on this as I have never been a huge fan of plate frames. But that’s partially because I have a black plate that they no long make that is grandfathered in and I don’t wanna cover it up. Plus, I think no frame looks cleaner even with the screw heads showing. I just run a nice stainless steel screw to ensure they don’t corrode or rust.
Oh, you gotta go with midnight demon. It sounds rich and mean at the same time. Now all you need is some expensive acessories (IE: 24” rims, neon under glow, plastidip your emblems) and make sure you tell us how much it costs and how it makes the best SUV just that much better.



I can’t offer a ton of advise on this as I have never been a huge fan of plate frames. But that’s partially because I have a black plate that they no long make that is grandfathered in and I don’t wanna cover it up. Plus, I think no frame looks cleaner even with the screw heads showing. I just run a nice stainless steel screw to ensure they don’t corrode or rust.
Haha yeah dudes are already spending thousands to mod their cars and I am looking for a plastic license plate frame haha, and I am gonna get myself some kind of ceramic spray too and start this car out right.

I hear you on the plate covers. Do you know the screw size? The ones that came from my dealer are yellowish silver which I assume isn't gonna be a true stainless but probably a zinc. I agree it would be nice look to get true stainless that won't rust up over time
With the cargo tray in the lower position, are you able to put the dividers in, or partially in? I've only seen them in when the cargo cover is in the upper position. I'm hoping they can be used to keep grocery bags from tipping over.
Haha yeah dudes are already spending thousands to mod their cars and I am looking for a plastic license plate frame haha, and I am gonna get myself some kind of ceramic spray too and start this car out right.

I hear you on the plate covers. Do you know the screw size? The ones that came from my dealer are yellowish silver which I assume isn't gonna be a true stainless but probably a zinc. I agree it would be nice look to get true stainless that won't rust up over time
For license plate frames, check out these rubber ones. They work pretty well.
This FRICTION with the MDX folk. Is this real? If you read one of my early posts, I explain that I was trying to brand stack and I thought the MDX was similar in platform to a Pilot, like American cars once were. Well, the folks at the Acura dealer weren’t thrilled when they learned the reason for my visit there- to learn about a more premium Pilot.
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