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Finally! Wow, does it feel good!

I was talking to the dealership Sales Manager around 2:00 or so, and they said the ETA has been pushed to 8/28, and then it seemed like only minutes later, but it was actually around 3:45 when the dealership General Manager called me and told me that they just backed our Sandstone off the truck and they were working really hard to have it ready to go tonight. True to the word, when we arrived at 6:30, there she was parked outside the showroom, ready for its maiden voyage! A couple people walked into the showroom asking who's Sandstone Pilot that was - made us feel all special!

We were out of there by a little after 8:00 after all the paperwork, and another quick test drive before leaving there overnight for some accessories. We also tested out the DVD, and WOW, is that thing cool, or what!? Can't wait to play more.

They're installing the fog lights and the dreaded roof rack crossbar installation tomorrow, and we're picking her up first thing Friday morning.

I'm going to spend Friday on the air deflector, CD changer, running boards, rear splash guards, cargo net, wheel locks and wood trim. We already threw the cargo tray and cargo cover in when it was at the dealer (and they told me the cargo cover was a difficult install!).

Unfortunately, the sunroof install won't be able to be done until next Tuesday. The sunroof shop is also going to do the day/night mirror install while they have the liner down.

It's been raining all day, and really gloomy, but I snapped a couple of quick shots at the local mall parking lot during out test drive (Harrisburg East, Leo!). Sorry they didn't come out better, but like I said, it was getting late, and it wasn't a nice day at all. I'll make sure to take lots of better pictures over the Labor Day weekend. I'll also take lots of before/after pictures of the accessory installs and post them to the gallery.

Now we finally have an ACTUAL Pilot to talk about! More to follow...
 

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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!:1:

Finally the wait is over. Sure feels good, doesn't it. I'm so happy for you!
 

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Soapplant ....

Congrats ... no one deserves it more then you ... bask in it ... savor in it ... carpe diem ... sleep in it tonight if you have to ... it's your moment in the spotlight ... Mr. Sandstone !

PrG
 

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Alright SoapPlant welcome to the club! Ain't she a beauty? Yet to see a sandstone Pilot in person though.

SoapPlant = :2: yes I can see that smile you can't hide it my friend.........
 

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This is bigger than when the New York Rangers broke their Stanley Cup drought. Woohoo! You must be on cloud nine right now. Congrats.

Chris
 

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SoapPlant: Congrats on FINALLY getting the beast. The color looks awesome. Will be interested how the sunroof install goes.

Bake in Wisconsin

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285 posts later, SoapPlant gets his Pilot! YeeHah!
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BTW, is the Sandtone metallic paint?

Good luck with the installs!
 

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Way too cool!

Have fun adding in all the goodies SoapPlant.

I hope your pilot gives you years and years of pleasure.
 

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Wahoo!

Finally an arrival! (One long labor!)

With our drizzle yesterday I actually drove right by Faulkner and did not see it. I guess you were out for your run!

Congrats!
 

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Gosh, "guys" - I think you're gonna make me cry with this wonderful show of support! :p

Thanks for all the great comments. Its nice to finally be part of the "gang" for real - not just a wannabe!

You have no idea how much I'm smiling! Some day I'll have to tell you the whole story - its a really good one! Make's it all worth the wait! I think they might have to surgically remove this smile from me! In fact, I had a restless night, and woke up bright and early this morning and couldn't get back to bed. I think my wife thinks I'm on drugs! ;)

Thanks again everyone!

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Congrats SoapPlant!
The pictures just don't do the color justice do they? I can't get over what a beautiful color Sandstone is! It is a deep color, but not drab, about the color of my coffee after I add the cream.
Congrats again!!
 

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Just get the darn deflector on it

Just get the darn deflector on it so we can see some pics!

I mean the nerve of the guy, getting freebe and not even having the Pilot to put it on!

(Just kidding) :2:
 

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Congratulations!

:7: Enjoy your bonding time to the fullest, fall in love over and over again, and may you enjoy a lifetime of second glances! :31:
 

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Now that you've got your Pilot...

... the ZAINO obsession begins!

I'm betting that Sandstone metallic color would look AWESOME with a few coats of Zaino.

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SoapPlant... nice pictures

As you are the latest new owner that I can ask, is your Pilot comes with power passenger seat with height adjustment ?

As I read that recently from canadiandriver.com web site, Pilot test drive review, the author said that it has power passenger height adjustment.

Can anyone/newer owner confirm ?
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Re: SoapPlant... nice pictures

PChiu said:
As you are the latest new owner that I can ask, is your Pilot comes with power passenger seat with height adjustment ?

As I read that recently from canadiandriver.com web site, Pilot test drive review, the author said that it has power passenger height adjustment.

Can anyone/newer owner confirm ?
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Power passenger adj, no...only the driver can do this-
 

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Congratulations SoapPlant !!

Perhaps one of the very few to have been an active non-Pilot owner for so long (285 posts or so ?)

Great color. Enjoy !
 
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