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Hi everyone, I recently picked up a 2010 2wd diamond pearl CT with
navi, tint, pinstriping, locking wheel lugs, body side moulding, mud flaps, and tan interior.After a few weeks of driving, I thought I'd log in here and give my new owner impressions:

The car drives great. Plenty of passing power with a little kick down on the gas pedal. Steering and handling, pretty light and nimble for a 2 ton car.
Sometimes the steering feels a little too floaty; like the car's not connected to the road. Nothing too bad, though. I'm finding the brakes to be a little inconsistent. When slowing down, they seem to work fine for about half the brake travel, then it almost feels like a brake fade before becoming grabby.Anyone else experiencing this? I'm going to have the dealership take a look at this. This is probably the only issue I've found on the vehicle so far. The handling and ride are more than adequate. My wife and I are heading to Austin in a few weeks (we live north of Dallas), and I'm excited to take the CT out on the open road.

Oh, and the stereo rocks! I've got a couple of flash drives loaded up with my favorite music. I'm finding myself staying in my car longer, just to listen to a good car system. I never had one until now. (I'm 53)

I'll add more later. Sorry to inundate you with my first post.

Grant from Plano, Tx
 

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Hi everyone, I recently picked up a 2010 2wd diamond pearl CT with
navi, tint, pinstriping, locking wheel lugs, body side moulding, mud flaps, and tan interior.After a few weeks of driving, I thought I'd log in here and give my new owner impressions:

The car drives great. Plenty of passing power with a little kick down on the gas pedal. Steering and handling, pretty light and nimble for a 2 ton car.
Sometimes the steering feels a little too floaty; like the car's not connected to the road. Nothing too bad, though. I'm finding the brakes to be a little inconsistent. When slowing down, they seem to work fine for about half the brake travel, then it almost feels like a brake fade before becoming grabby.Anyone else experiencing this? I'm going to have the dealership take a look at this. This is probably the only issue I've found on the vehicle so far. The handling and ride are more than adequate. My wife and I are heading to Austin in a few weeks (we live north of Dallas), and I'm excited to take the CT out on the open road.

Oh, and the stereo rocks! I've got a couple of flash drives loaded up with my favorite music. I'm finding myself staying in my car longer, just to listen to a good car system. I never had one until now. (I'm 53)

I'll add more later. Sorry to inundate you with my first post.

Grant from Plano, Tx
No worries on the 'inundation', Grant. LOL, I do some inundating myself at times and have survived thus far:D:D -- It must be that they take pity on an older fart like me (63) :)

Glad to have you along and a hearty congrats on the new CT. She's a beauty and I'll bet you get as many kudos from admirers as we all do.

I find the brakes more than adequate, but for me, they could be a little sharper overall. I may explore replacement pads for that purpose down the road. Right now I'm reasonably happy with them.
Please keep us up on what you find out at the dealer. The "inconsistency" you sense must be a little disturbing.

You shouldn't be getting any 'floating' if your tires pressures are all correct, and wheel balance/alignment/suspension are ok.
I do find my steering very light compared to the previous '06 Accord tho. That and an uneven roadsurface or even wind might net you some slight floating or wander. Mine is straight and true on high speed turnpike conditions.

Yes the stereo rocks for sure......tho I would love a midrange adjustment on the EQ, its lack doesn't detract from my enjoyment. There have been some complaints about the rear (door) speakers being weak (mine included) but overall it's a good system IMHO and owners enjoy it for the most part.

She's a great ride for the open road, (and even some twisties:)) You'll enjoy your trip to Austin I'm sure.

Let us know what you find out at the dealer.

Cheers,
Colin. (way up north in Toronto area of Ontario)
 

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Welcome Claymen, enjoy the ride.

Please be sure to let us know what you find out on your brake issues. And be sure to give us your impressions of the car after the Austin trip.
 

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Big thanks for the kind words y'all! I am really loving the car.

The CT has got my wife jonesing for a new car of her own. She has a 2001 Accord v6 with over 150k troublefree miles on it, and she still loves it. But, after 9 years she's finally got that bug to buy a newer vehicle. We may end up getting a new(ish) Pilot or older MDX. She has this need to tote grandkids around for some reason! ;-)
 

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Big thanks for the kind words y'all! I am really loving the car.

The CT has got my wife jonesing for a new car of her own. She has a 2001 Accord v6 with over 150k troublefree miles on it, and she still loves it. But, after 9 years she's finally got that bug to buy a newer vehicle. We may end up getting a new(ish) Pilot or older MDX. She has this need to tote grandkids around for some reason! ;-)

Don't mess with Texas OR Grandma toting the Grand kids either.
 

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Welcome Grant...we're neighbors as I'm in Frisco! Loving my CT and although I'm seeing more of them around, they're still scarce and unique. I've noticed the floating feel as well especially on the north toll road where there are sweeping curves. May be that I was spoiled with the BMW that I traded in that almost drove itself. That said, the CT still drives much better than the average car. BTW, the MDX is an excellent car, my wife loves hers and it's what steered me to Honda...enjoy your CT! I know I am :^D
 

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hehe, very strange, because I also traded in a bmw X5 for the crosstour.
I didn't do enough research before I purchased it. After 6 months, I realized I had bought into all the hype. Very expensive mistake. I lasted a year and gladly traded it in at Rusty Wallis Honda.

Good to hear from a fellow texan / crosstour owner. We have to stick together, since there seem to be so few of us around. ;)
 

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I had a 545 and did enjoy it immensely...until the warranty ran out LOL! Have a safe trip to Austin. We may be heading out to Fredericksburg soon and can't wait to take the CT on it's first road trip. GO RANGERS!!!
 

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I had a 545 and did enjoy it immensely...until the warranty ran out LOL! Have a safe trip to Austin. We may be heading out to Fredericksburg soon and can't wait to take the CT on it's first road trip. GO RANGERS!!!
I'm glad you loved your Beamer. Mine was ok, just not a comfortable ride
for me. Enjoy your CT!
 
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