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Hi everyone!

I just picked up my Black/Black EX-L w/ Nav Crosstour yesterday.

I haven't even had a chance to take it for a real spin yet (and I'm working a 16 today)... but I'm hoping to get my Owner's Manual studying in.


While researching what I wanted for a new car I read review after review railing against the Crosstour. A pretty common theme was the lack of cargo space compared to the Toyota Venza (or similar vehicles).

The reoccurring sentiment was that the Crosstour fails because anyone would be better off just getting a Minivan or Wagon.



I just didn't see this reasoning, and after I pondered it for a while I think I figured it out.


The Crosstour is in a funny place. Honda is marketing it towards "empty-nesters" which I think is appropriate considering it's luxury like appointments.

But the styling is anything but.

The appeal of the Crosstour for me is the "Fast-back wagon" appearance. I'm in my 20's and I don't really want a wagon... and I sure as heck don't want to cruise around in a minivan.

I went from a Chevy Impala, to a Volvo S60, and now the Crosstour... I wanted more room but didn't wan't to resign myself to driving a van.

I'm lucky enough to be able to roll in a Crosstour, but I'm afraid that the majority of people that may be drawn to the concept have been priced right out of the vehicle.


Anyway, those are just my ramblings and thoughts. In any event, I'm thrilled to be member of the Crosstour family!

-Zack
 

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Hey man! I'm also in my 20's and I love the car too. The styling is what drew me to it because it looked so much meaner than my 08 accord sedan lol. I'm not an 'empty-nester' but I don't have kids either... All my friends would love to have one but the price is a bit steep. I bought the car more cause it looked cooler than my accord while maintaining all the things that made me love the accord in the first place (+ a lot more) and IF I ever needed to move something big the car is capable of doing so. Most of the time the only thing in my trunk is my book bag anyway and the only reason its back there is not risk messing up the leather lol. Cargo space is only important to those who really haul big items on a consistent basis and if you're looking for cargo space you should be looking at pick up trucks or vans with no windows. I'm sure you will enjoy it, it's a great car and most ppl like it more the more they drive it!
 

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I am an Empty Nester and I got my CT cause it fit my needs as far as 4WD and not looking like a SUV. As far as cargo space it has plenty for me and I can see why someone younger would like the CT. It has nice Styling and if you were single and on a date with a real Hottie it is still comfortable in the luxury interior. :D
 

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I am an Empty Nester and I got my CT cause it fit my needs as far as 4WD and not looking like a SUV. As far as cargo space it has plenty for me and I can see why someone younger would like the CT. It has nice Styling and if you were single and on a date with a real Hottie it is still comfortable in the luxury interior. :D
Lol... ::thumbs up:: That interior sets the mood I just need to add that interior illumination and it's a wrap...
 

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I'm only 20, i love the car, a lot of my friends wonder why i got this all the time, but i've done minor exterior mods and they've since said its looks way better. My parents took me to the dealership at first to look at the CR-V but one of the guys showed me the crosstour.

I love it =D, i refused to get the CR-V doesnt suit me at all
 

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Literally everyone who tried to tell me it was ugly was shut down immediately after seeing it lol... I guess they forgot who they were talking to... It's one of those cars that can't be captured properly by a camera and those initial pics that Honda released were not too good lol...
 

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Literally everyone who tried to tell me it was ugly was shut down immediately after seeing it lol... I guess they forgot who they were talking to... It's one of those cars that can't be captured properly by a camera and those initial pics that Honda released were not too good lol...
Agreed, thus far everyone who I have shown it to in person likes it.

Although I'm definitely going to put the rear spoiler (painted to match the car) on the back.

Just the extension of those rear lines straighter down instead of tapering in I feel make the lines much more appealing.
 

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I have the front spoiler but I haven't painted it black yet. I'm trying to wait for a deal on the rear spoiler so I can paint both of them at the same time... The way K3RMiTdot has his rear spoiler installed looks sick...
 

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I have the front spoiler but I haven't painted it black yet. I'm trying to wait for a deal on the rear spoiler so I can paint both of them at the same time... The way K3RMiTdot has his rear spoiler installed looks sick...
:D:D:DD::D

did u get your lip for full price at honda? im so glad i have my rear lip, that thing is huge and hella expensive!!!
 

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:D:D:DD::D

did u get your lip for full price at honda? im so glad i have my rear lip, that thing is huge and hella expensive!!!
I love the 2-tone way you painted yours.... I'd get mine done the same way. (Great idea you had!)

I searched around online and I managed to find one site advertising the rear spoiler in the mid $400s.

It's a decent chunk of change, but if it relieves the anxiety and allows me to stop backing into parking spaces, I think it'll be worth it.

(I would love some 3/4 rear views of the car with the spoiler installed though! ;) )
 

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I love the 2-tone way you painted yours.... I'd get mine done the same way. (Great idea you had!)

I searched around online and I managed to find one site advertising the rear spoiler in the mid $400s.

It's a decent chunk of change, but if it relieves the anxiety and allows me to stop backing into parking spaces, I think it'll be worth it.

(I would love some 3/4 rear views of the car with the spoiler installed though! ;) )
i'll try to make it a priority to take pictures of my car, i havent gotten a chance to take full pictures of my car, not even when i got it =(

ill try and snap some quick ones tomorrow. ill post the few pictures i have at the moment.
 

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i'll try to make it a priority to take pictures of my car, i havent gotten a chance to take full pictures of my car, not even when i got it =(

ill try and snap some quick ones tomorrow. ill post the few pictures i have at the moment.
I would greatly appreciate it!

So far the only shots I've seen of the rear spoiler are of the ones you've taken, and the computer renditions in the Honda Accessory catalog.

I'd love to see it in person.... but until then it would be a great help to see it from a few more angles and distances in real life.

Thanks!!!

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I ordered the front lip for 320 after shipping and handling from a Honda dealership in Arizona. I emailed the seller about the rear spoiler and he said the best he could do is 455 after shipping and handling because its a very large item... Then I gotta pay a shop to paint and install them...

K3RMiTdot btw... I did manage to black out the chrome around the windows with blackout tape... Not perfect but I love it... I remember you saying you wanted to do it to yours... I might plasti dip though not sure yet...
 

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I ordered the front lip for 320 after shipping and handling from a Honda dealership in Arizona. I emailed the seller about the rear spoiler and he said the best he could do is 455 after shipping and handling because its a very large item... Then I gotta pay a shop to paint and install them...

K3RMiTdot btw... I did manage to black out the chrome around the windows with blackout tape... Not perfect but I love it... I remember you saying you wanted to do it to yours... I might plasti dip though not sure yet...
god damn, why does stuff in canada have to be so expensive, i havent checked the from tlip price ima guess around 400 bucks. i got my rear for 400 bucks because my friend got me a discount at the dealership. paint and stuff = total cost 700 bucks :(

i do want to do it, but winters coming, so ill probably hold off on that till next year :D. im planning to order rims and the lip. hopefully before the nice weather is here.
 

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Is that a chrome strip under the head light in the second pic?
 

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Welcome Zack! You are so right, the net chatter slammed the CT from day one and I'm glad I didn't listen either. You truly have to drive the car and see it in person to appreciate the sleek lines and uniqueness. I had a Venza and trust me, that's a station wagon. I felt like I was driving a boat and there was no steering feel - very bland. I'm 46, but that car made me feel like 56 - no offense to anyone older. The net chatter misses the point of the CT. I didn't want a car, mini-van, SUV or the typical boxy CUV - The CT was perfect for me. Enjoy!
 

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I am an Empty Nester and I got my CT cause it fit my needs as far as 4WD and not looking like a SUV. As far as cargo space it has plenty for me and I can see why someone younger would like the CT. It has nice Styling and if you were single and on a date with a real Hottie it is still comfortable in the luxury interior. :D
+1....tho at our (Marg and I) age, home is the best place to be.:D

Welcome Zack......and congrats on the new crewz...:)

C+M.
 
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