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Hey guys, what's up? Andy here. Just picked up a 2011 Crosstour EX-L AWD in polished metal and I love it.

I've got a pretty lengthy history with Honda. My first car was an 87 CRX when I was in high school. After some mechanical issues with the head, I ended up in an S10 for a few years until I picked up a brand new 2001 Civic DX coupe. I had the car for about 8 years and really had a passion for Hondas. I modified the hell out of that car, built the engine, turbocharged it, modified practically every bit of the car and made a lot of power with it. Around December 2008, I got tired of the money pit and lack of driveability, especially in DC traffic, so I upgraded to a 2003 Accord EX-L V6 6 speed coupe. I did some minor aesthetic and suspension modification to the car and enjoyed it for about 2 years.

I have a male husky that is 2 1/2 years old now and my wife and I got a second husky, female, just before Thanksgiving. After thinking about upgrading from a coupe to something I could move the dogs around in, while getting an oil change at the dealership, I set eyes on the crosstour for the first time. I was comparing it to the ridgeline and decided it was a much better choice. After that, I started wheeling and dealing and the day before new year's eve, I signed a purchase order, sold the old accord and picked up the crosstour.

It's a pretty funny story about how things went with the dealership, auto salesman can be real clowns, but I got the car for a ridiculous deal. The day after I brought the car home, they were calling me telling me to bring it back and swap it for a 2010 because that was what the deal was "supposed" to be. Needless to say, I didn't bring the car back and the rest is history.

Anyways, glad to find an active crosstour forum. I look forward to getting to know everyone.
 

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Hey guys, what's up? Andy here. Just picked up a 2011 Crosstour EX-L AWD in polished metal and I love it.
Welcome Andy. I am also in the DC area. I live in Calvert County Maryland. That's a pretty good story about the dealer wanting you to bring the car back because you got such a great deal and they put you in a 2011 when they meant to sell you a 2010.

I too just got my Crosstour. Although, mine is a 2010. I am extremely happy with it. Even though it is my wife vehicle, I find every excuse I can to get wheel time in it. :rolleyes:

-Jerry

Honda Automotive History:
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L w/Navi 4WD (presently own)
2006 Honda Accord EX-L v6 w/Navi (presently own)
1999 Honda Civic LX (Handed down to my son, 230+k miles and counting)
2007 Honda CR-V EX AWD (traded in at 83k miles, too utility like for the wife)
 

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Thanks, Jerry. That's cool, I live in Montgomery County. Yeah, they threatened me that they could repo the car, I laughed at him, it was pretty amusing.

Glad you like it, man. I really like mine, too. It was between this and a ridgeline and I'm glad I got this, ridgeline is freakin huge.
 

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Welcome...

I'm also in MoCo and bought mine 1 August 2010 after 2 weeks of haggling with 3 dealerships in the area. I have no regrets whatsoever.
 

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Thanks a lot! Happy new year to you, too.

Oh, and how could I forget....I also had a 2003 cbr 600rr (totaled) then picked up a 2006 600rr. Honda engines are really great.
Welcome to the forum. I had a 92 250 nighthawk which I sold for a 2001 f4i. Both were problem free, just change the oil and go.
 

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Thanks, Jerry. That's cool, I live in Montgomery County. Yeah, they threatened me that they could repo the car, I laughed at him, it was pretty amusing.
As long as the VIN matches with the paper work, they're pretty much screwed.

Glad you like it, man. I really like mine, too. It was between this and a ridgeline and I'm glad I got this, ridgeline is freakin huge.
My dad has a ridgeline and I think it's actually easier to drive than the crosstour. But the crosstour is a lot more fun.
 

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I sense a regional meet coming together. LOL Anyway, I spend time between the in-laws in Odenton and Lancaster, PA. A MD meet would be nice sometime.
I used to tool around with my 2nd G Mitsu Eclipse Spyder (upgraded turbo, installed gauges, intake, FMIC yada. . . yada)

BTW Congrats on your '11.
 

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A meet would be really cool. Spectators would be scratching their heads wondering what rock all these Crosstours crawled out from under.

I have seriously only saw one other Crosstour in Calvert County and one in Charles County Maryland. When I saw the one in Calvert County we were turning opposite directions at an intersection and just sort of nodded at one another.
 

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I'm definitely up for a meet as well (how about DC / MD / PA / VA / WVA to see if we can get a parking lot full 'o participants eheheh).

Did a fair bit of work on US autos over the years (restoration of a lot of GM products and bunch of British "prince of darkness" (LUCAS) grease monkey stuff in the past too - MGA, Triumph and others).

Haven't found the need to tinker on the CT yet. I spend too much time wrenching on the '65 Corvair and mountain bikes at present. My metric tool collection is kina sparse at this point :-$
 

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As long as the VIN matches with the paper work, they're pretty much screwed.

My dad has a ridgeline and I think it's actually easier to drive than the crosstour. But the crosstour is a lot more fun.
Hehe, yep. They haven't bothered me in 3 days. It's nice. Yeah, I was tempted to test drive the ridgeline but I just knew it would be too big for me.

I sense a regional meet coming together. LOL Anyway, I spend time between the in-laws in Odenton and Lancaster, PA. A MD meet would be nice sometime.
I used to tool around with my 2nd G Mitsu Eclipse Spyder (upgraded turbo, installed gauges, intake, FMIC yada. . . yada)

BTW Congrats on your '11.
I'm definitely up for having a meet up. Weekends work best but we could do a meet and greet and grab lunch/dinner somewhere.

A meet would be really cool. Spectators would be scratching their heads wondering what rock all these Crosstours crawled out from under.

I have seriously only saw one other Crosstour in Calvert County and one in Charles County Maryland. When I saw the one in Calvert County we were turning opposite directions at an intersection and just sort of nodded at one another.
That's cool, man. I have yet to see any in my area at all.

I'm definitely up for a meet as well (how about DC / MD / PA / VA / WVA to see if we can get a parking lot full 'o participants eheheh).

Did a fair bit of work on US autos over the years (restoration of a lot of GM products and bunch of British "prince of darkness" (LUCAS) grease monkey stuff in the past too - MGA, Triumph and others).

Haven't found the need to tinker on the CT yet. I spend too much time wrenching on the '65 Corvair and mountain bikes at present. My metric tool collection is kina sparse at this point :-$
A buddy of mine has 2 MG's that he's always working on. He hates them. I never had a chance to mess with one. I've got the tools to do pretty much anything anyone would need. I even have a ring compressor ;)
 

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Count me in on Maryland meet. I am just outside of Crofton. 2010 Gun Metal Gray / Black. Picked it up in the middle of December. Was out in Western Maryland for the last week with snow, freezing rain and just rain, so the car is pretty dirty. Will swing by the dealer tomorrow (Honda of Bowie) for one of their free car washes. Love the fold down seats for throwing the skis in the car.
 
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