markhoot: Not a problem! Please continue to check back here when you get the time -- I'm sure many of us (me included) are scouring the Internet and waiting for the next issues of "Road & Track", "Car & Driver", "Motor Trend", etc... to see if there's any concrete information from Honda about the 2004 models!!!markhoot said:Thanks for the info. I'm hoping they are added in 2004!
If you hear anything, drop me a line please. I'll be checking back here on occasion to see if anything appears. Thanks again.
I agree, charlie. And while I like all the safety features in the new models, us old farts survived driving in cars without them. I even remember, but never had, suicide knobs on the steering wheel.charlie said:My guess is that it would cost someone with a low mileage(under 10,000) about $9000-$10,000 +your Pilot on a trade in deal.I think the dealer wouldn't give more than $22000(he could buy a new one for under $26,000,so he certainly wouldn't pay more),and he would initially want close to full list for the 1st month or 2.Full list on an EX~$30000,add $2000 for TTL,and you get close to $10,000.Is any feature worth $10,000? You could do better selling it privately(loose the sales tax advantage,of course),but it is hard to sell a pricy vehicle-~$25,000 or so.Luck,Charlie PS If they start to discount the 2004,you might get closer to just $8000 for the switch.
Mark is looking for side curtain airbags, which are safer.jay said:Plus, airbags, while saving many many lives each year, have also created a new group of disabled. You may live, but at what loss of quality of life. A diiferent, albeit morbid, view of airbags.
Mark & MellowMama:markhoot said:My wife would LOVE to buy a Pilot, but I want something with head AND side airbags, preverabley side curtain airbags for all three rows. Does anyone know if the 2004 model will have this feature?
Thanks in advance.
krygny said:I'd be surprised at any major changes for 2004. Side curtain air bags, for example, would require a major re-engineering effort. Not gonna happen. The biggest change I can envision is the addition of heated seats, only because ...
- It's already been done for the Canadian model.
- The uproar from them not being available from the beginning.
But I doubt it will be a separate option. It will come with leather. And it will add to the cost (even though, for what we paid for leather already, it's disgraceful that they're not heated).
Isn't Canada cold all the time, hence the need for heated seats. Here in Arizona I would like nice cool air conditioned seats