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How many SUV's have you owned prior to your Pilot?

  • 0 (The Pilot is my first)

    Votes: 55 41.4%
  • 1

    Votes: 28 21.1%
  • 2

    Votes: 20 15.0%
  • 3

    Votes: 16 12.0%
  • 4

    Votes: 9 6.8%
  • 5

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • 5

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • 7

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • 8

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 9 or more

    Votes: 1 0.8%

  • Total voters
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We have had polls on color and how many other Honda's we have owned - but I have not seen one on how many SUV's (AWD/4WD) we have owned prior to the Pilot.

So...... let's hear it!


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Duh, I guess I can't count so good!!!!! :eek:

The second 5 in the poll should be a 6.

Sorry 'bout that!!
 

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Holly smolly, someone owned 9 SUV's or more! Thats alot of experience!

Hope the Pilot is the better one..

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gopilot said:
Holly smolly, someone owned 9 SUV's or more! Thats alot of experience!

Hope the Pilot is the better one..

rob
After I started the poll, I realized it could be interpreted as "true" SUV's (as we know them today), or the vast group of "other" AWD/4WD vehicles out there.

I'm sure that most everyone here is in the "0" or "1" category for true SUV's - but I'm guessing there are many that have had many of the "other" AWD/4WD vehicles - which includes everything from cars to pickups to vans to..... :confused:
 

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and what do you call a "True SUV"?

What are the set of atributes that are mandatory?
E.G. An SUV must have xxxxx

What atributes are optional / selectable?
E.G. An SUV must have either yyyy or zzzzz

What atributes are disallowed?
E.G. An SUV must not have DDDDDD
 

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"true" SUV

Good questions! And I bet if you ask any 3 people on the street, you will get 4 different answers!!! I suppose I would pretty much classify a SUV as something OTHER than:
A 4WD Pickup (Like a Ford F150)
A 4WD/AWD Van (Like a Chevy Astro)
A 4WD/AWD Car (Like a Subaru Outback)

If you go to www.cars.com and click on SUV's they give listings of subcompact, compact, mid-size and full-size "SUV's" (by their definition) - which pretty well matches mine.

IMHO
 

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So

You are saying:

What are the set of atributes that are mandatory?
An SUV must have some form of 4WD

What atributes are disallowed?
An SUV must not have a pick-up or sedan/station wagon body?

So a 2WD CR-V is not an SUV, and neither is a 2WD Blazer, 2WD Explorer?

What about a X5?, too much wagon? A Forester? not enough SUV?


This is the biggest problem with this catagory. It can not be defined, allowing the proponents and opponents to define it as serves them best.
 

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so - very confusing

I don't think either of us have hit on a hard-fast definition of what a SUV really is. I do think the list at cars.com is as close as anything I have ever seen - but even with it, there will always be questions like 2WD Blazers and such. Perhaps the insurance companies have their own list - as does the EPA and the NHTSA.
 

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My SUV's

I've owned the following:

1993 Ford Explorer (had no trouble with it - it was a great vehicle).

1995 Ford Explorer (new design-had to have one-had no trouble with it).

1998 Ford Eddie Bauer Expedition (saw it, had to have one - BIGGEST DAMN MISTAKE OF MY LIFE!!! Over 4-years of breakdowns and problems - $33,000 in warranty repairs - finally a lemon law suit fixed and eliminated that problem. Ford's lousy customer service is the reason I can say to Ford: "piss off!"

2003 Honda PILOT-EX (I can't tell you how impressed I am with my PILOT - I'm thrilled that I decided to downsize in vehicles and buy a Honda, known for great quality and reliability)


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My "Truck History"

1992 Ranger Super Cab 4x4 (AWESOME!)
1995 Explorer XLT 4x4 (BORING!)
1997 Expedition XLT 4x4 (BIG and BORING!)
1999 F150 Super Cab 4x4 (JUNK!)--Serious engine/powertrain problems including head gasket failure! Useless Dealer.
2001 F150 Super Crew 4x4 (BLAH!) --Engine oil and Trans fluid leaks, front suspension problems.

2003 Honda Pilot!!!! (FINALLY HAPPY!):D

In summary, I look back and think, WOW that Ranger was a cool truck! The Exploder and Exhibition were fine, but unexciting. The '99 F150 looked SO cool. Midnight Blue Metallic with the Off-Road package. Great Off-roader! Too bad it spent so much time at the dealer getting fixed. The 2001 F150 was fine, but had consistent little annoying things go wrong. I grew tired of fluid spots on my garage floor.

Sure, the truck-based vehicles I've had could do more rough-housing off road. I did take them to some amazing places far off the paved path. I recognize and accept the compromises I've made by choosing a "Crossover" platform vehicle. In the long run I'm better off. The Pilot is a great daily driver that will do plenty of fun stuff on the weekends. After all, it's the daily stuff that makes up the majority of my driving!
 

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AWD/4WD List

My list of AWD/4WD vehicles: :eek:


1963 International Scout (Awesome with a Chevy 327 V8!)
1983 Chevy S10 Blazer (OK - but a lot of rattles)
1985 Subaru RX Turbo (Very nice)
1986 Audi Quattro (Handled great)
1986 Ford F250 SuperCab (Big 460 V8 - but what a wheelbase!)
1988 Subaru GL-10 Turbo (Another Nice one)
1990 Subrau Justy (OK, but narrow track caused poor handling)
1991 Chevy Astro Van (OK - but costly repairs)
1995 Subaru Outback (Nice)
1996 Subaru GT 2.5 (Also Nice)
1997 Ford F150 SuperCab (OK, just so-so mileage)
2003 Honda Pilot EX-L :D

Golly, 40 years between the '63 Scout and the '03 Pilot (for the vehicles - not me)!!

YMMV
 

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OK, My list

'48 CJ-3a
'56 CJ-5
'89 Range Rover
'91 Range Rover
'02 CR-V
'03 Pilot
 

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1996 Chevy Blazer POS - in shop 22 times in 20 months.

2001 Toyota RAV4 - too small, underpowered, not up to Toyota build quality

2001 Toyota Highlander - demo unit, loaded, nice vehicle, but not a Pilot.
 

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My SUV's

Well my suv list is quite short in comparison to total vehicles owned.

1. 1983 Dodge Ramcharger
Decent enough truck, would go anywhere I pointed to.(At 4mpg);)
2. 1990 Jeep Grand Cherokee
OK I guess, it never grew on me and I haven't missed it.:rolleyes:
3. 1998 Izusu Rodeo
Pretty good truck, served me well. Lots of rattles but no troubles.:1:
4. 2003 Honda Pilot EXL-Res
So far so good, makes the others seem pretty pathetic. :2:

There you go, a not so glorious list of my SUV's

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first for me....
 

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Sold a '93 'Burb for 8K to help pay for the Pilot. I miss the cargo space and the comfortable third row that seats 3 BIG adults but I'm glad I won't have to worry about the malfunctioning ABS and caliper lock-up during hot summer days.

I wish there was a smiley for "keeping my fingers crossed." How 'bout some help Kemo?:4:
 
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