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Just got word from salesman that our Pilot, #15505, was in last night and that he would keep it locked and not used for test drives.

Then today when discussing details he says that "it has 35 miles on it and he drove it off the car carrier that way"...!? Before then it was "only 7 miles or so" when delivered. Lies like this make me very anxious about closing the deal. Wonder what else he's lying about.

I picked up our 99 Ody with only 8 miles on the odometer. How many miles on the odometer when you picked up your Pilot?:confused:
 

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Pilot 10, CR-V 12

My '02 CR-V was dfelivered with 12 miles, and my Pilot was delivered with 10.
 

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moonkat said:
Just got word from salesman that our Pilot, #15505, was in last night and that he would keep it locked and not used for test drives.

Then today when discussing details he says that "it has 35 miles on it and he drove it off the car carrier that way"...!? Before then it was "only 7 miles or so" when delivered. Lies like this make me very anxious about closing the deal. Wonder what else he's lying about.

I picked up our 99 Ody with only 8 miles on the odometer. How many miles on the odometer when you picked up your Pilot?:confused:
Can't recall specifically, but it was either 3 or 7 on ours at delivery. I remember thinking it wasn't much.
 

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Thanks gang!

My experience and Honda America's as well.

Wonder how those miles got there....test drives?.......auto body shop?

Not a total satisfaciton kind of feeling.....:(
 

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Where in MD?

How far from DE?
I know a trustworthy dealer there.
 

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I'm in Eastern Muddyland so Delaware is no problem.

Typically we buy autos from the midwest; the outlaws (wife's parents) are in MO. But I thought I'd save the trip out there.

By all means send me your recommendation. Looks like I may be getting to the bottom of the list again.

Oh well; I've got to feel good about the experience....

Thanks all!
 

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Miles??

18
 

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14 miles and just looked at the paperwork for the title and it said 25.
 

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6 miles...
 

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8 when it came off the truck. Then we took it for a test drive...18...then their sales manager called me and begged to drive it, I gave him the ok. Officially picked up at 24.
 

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Also off the truck...

:) Only had .7 miles on it.
 

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So I take it that these people that had <1 mile did not get a full tank of gas??? I'm assuming that the car had to be driven somewhere to get gassed-up. The cars themselves do not have full tanks of gas while in transit. Makes me wonder why some have 6 miles like mine, whereas some have <1???
 

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I wonder if some dealers have the vehicles delivered to a lot other than the sales location. Maybe an off site prep shop?
 

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Gas Pump?

A few dealers that I've been to have service stations literally right next to their store. I've even seen a very small number of dealers (mostly in older areas) that have thier own gas pump...


I suppose that somebody could've been up to 'no good' with a 30+ miles, but unless you are there when they car carrier gets to the dealer you'll never know...

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So I take it that these people that had <1 mile did not get a full tank of gas??? I'm assuming that the car had to be driven somewhere to get gassed-up. The cars themselves do not have full tanks of gas while in transit. Makes me wonder why some have 6 miles like mine, whereas some have <1???
 

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I don't remember exactly, but it was less than 10.

Gupt, I think some large dealerships have on-site gas pumps. My dealership has a gas station less than 1/2 mile away.
 

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I had a full tank of gas, but gas station was right next door. Saw them fill it up after dealer prep. It had .7 miles when I first started the engine. Officially on the paper they put 5 miles because of my test drive before I signed. I guess it also depends where the dealer has their gas card...
 

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nascar_pilot said:
14 miles and just looked at the paperwork for the title and it said 25.
Your post got me to thinking to check the Title; it reads 7 miles at delivery, and I believe that is exactly what it was.

BTW, my dealer gave a full tank of gas, but I think they have a pump at the dealership. I don't think the vehicle had been driven once it hit the dealership, other than off the truck, into the service bays for prep and then over to us for pickup.

Best,:cool:
 
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