With all the great stuff I read here and on the various sites ("It will pin
you in the seat!"), I was expect it to jump out at me and it just didn't.
In high school, a buddy's father had a '72 LT-1 Corvette...that f**ker
pinned you in the seat.
I see comments that it's overpriced and I would tend to agree. I'm going
to test the MDX, too, but the Pilot is still at the top of my list right
The RDX is never going to do that, I haven't even driven it, but most
anything with VTech or turbos (or both!) is going to deliver big power
only after a pollution-limiting delay and probably higher RPM, did you
have a chance to get the engine up into that range?
Even my Accord 4-cylinder, when the revs get into the vtech range
above 4k, suddenly feels a lot faster. Add a couple of turbos to
that, and I imagine it would be fun. Problem is finding a use for it
in normal driving, it's not there right when the red light turns
Well, I don't know, I can never tell, by the time you get the revs up
in so much as second gear, I find myself pushing the local speed
limits. Which is why I'm happy with the (non-turbo) 4, I guess.
Why not buy an Odyssey? The Pilot is just an Odyssey with a less
useful SUV-style body. Need AWD, get an AWD Sienna.
Toyota's RAV4 and Honda's CRV are doing rather well; they deliver
pretty good value. The V6 RAV4 moves out well but Corvettes have
nothing to fear. If you think about it, why would you want a fast SUV?
High center of gravity, lots of mass; pretty much the opposites of a
It all depends where you live and drive. I bought an automatic instead
of a manual because the last 5 minutes of my drive to work and the
first 15 minutes of my drive home, are stop and go traffic. Been there.
Done that. Don't want to do that again.
What, no auto Accords at your local dealer?
Or any number of normally aspirated 4 cylinder vehicles with AWD, if
you think you need AWD.
All of you who bought an RDX know that a Subaru WRX Si can run rings
around your lumbering SUV, right?
Nah, I test drove the 2007 CRV and did not like it. I have a 2006 CRV
right now and I don't know where Honda is going with the '07. It sits
lower than my 06 and has less cargo space so that's out. It drove well,
but that's because it's more like a Civic than my 06 is.
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