Currently own 96 Tahoe and am considering buying another Tahoe or a Pilot this year. Considerations for Pilot are: 1. Should i wait for 2004's ? 2. Carry a 16' canoe on Tahoe roof using Thule cross bars attached to roof rails. Is there enuff distance on pilot roof rails to balance this canoe safely at 70mph? Saw some previous discussions about 3.5 ft length of Pilot roof rack. Tahoe is approx 52". 3. Are front seats comfortable on long trips? We take several trips a year where we drive 14-15 hrs/day. Notice power seats are not available on passenger side. Problem? 4. My "bride" is concerned about ease of entry/exit and handling. Doesnt like Tahoe due to difficulty in entry/exit, hard to park, width, large turning radius. She wants something much more car like, but with cube for hauling. She likes the Odyssey minivan. 5. Want something that gets better mileage than the Tahoe, although it doesn't do bad for full size suv @ 14 mpg in 50/50 mix and 17-18 on hiway at 70mph. EPA estmate for Pilot is 17/22. Are you folks with Pilots that are broken in getting this? Thanks for any advice.