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Hi all,
Just purchased a new Crosstour, full load black on black.
The dealership only had the one, its 1st, and it was bieng driven by the dealership owner and used as a customer demo until more came in.
I purchased it yesterday, and told them to keep it, put it in the showroom because the sales staff can't sell them properly unless they have one to show.
NO test drives, but at least they can show what it looks like. The dealership is the largest Honda dealer in Surrey BC, called Surrey Honda.
They told me they should have another one in by the weekend, and I should be able to retrieve my new ride by Saturday.
I compared a few sport 4 wheel drives, and found the Honda the most value for the money, and of course will have the best re-sale.
I was in need of a car that can get me through the short winters here, snow, but more rain, and the all time 4 wheel drive in the rain is suburb.
I also have :
1968 Nova SS with a 650HP / 600TQ 5 speed standard with Vintage Air II air conditioning. Here is a link to my Nova: http://barman.shawwebspace.ca/
 

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Thanks,
As I drive the vehicle I will report the good, and the bad if any.
I have owned many cars over the years inculding a recent Benz SLK55 AMG , so I am a car buff to the core.
Take a peek at my Nova link above.
I drove 11,000 miles this year in the Nova, and have owned and built it over the last 12 years, its NOT a garage queen. I pound the heck out of it every chance I get :):):)

I hope to be a valuable contributer on the crosstour chat site.
 

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Thanks Voiceover,
I am picking it up today at 2:00PM Pacific time.
I drove a Venza just to compare, and the front A-Pillars on the Venza were awefull. Sight out the front was down right dangerious ( for pedestrians ).
I was close to picking the GMC Terrain as its a new model for 2010, same options as the Crosstour, almost the same price, but the resale value after I am done with the vehicle turned me off big time.
My wife has a Pilot, and we are totally sold on the 3.5 engine, and of course the Honda product.
As mentioned I am a car buff, and have owned Lexus, Mercedes, Infinity products amoung many others, and for me the crosstour's timing to market was perfect.
The last brand new Honda I purchased for myself was a 1990 Accord SE, and if anyone remembers it was the 1st year of a MAJOR body restyle for Honda.
The 1990 was bashed as ugly, or bathtub round back then, so I am not concearned about some tweeners bashing this new design, if indeed its tweeners, and not competitors actually doing the posting.
Industrial sabatoge is common in every industry, and I can visualize Venza sales guys spending countless hours on computers tweeting thier dislike of the Crosstour worried about lost sales.
If you drive both, the Crosstour will win you over.
As mentioned I will actively post on the vehicle as time goes on.
 

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Getting ours next Friday (12/11). EX-L, 4 WD, w nav. Black on Black. Had a Toyota RAV4, nice winter car but tinney and no creature features to speak of. Tried the Toyota Venza but found the ride jumpy. As we are in our 60's we decided to get a nice riding car. Hopefully it will do well in the NE winters.
 

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Mike,
Had mine for a week now, Black on Black, and LOVE it.
My buddies have said Pat, you are not a HONDA guy, you are a lexus, mercedes type guy, why a Honda.
It fits, I am 58 now single and my kids have been long gone. My one son has a suburban for his family, and all I need is a dual purpose vehicle, good in winter, and out here in Vancouver BC 4 wheel drive comes in handy in contant rain.
I am still learning the Nav, and its technology package, and love the comfort, ride and handling. I can already see the gas mileage is going to be good for the type of vehicle it is, weight/4 wheel drive.
I agree with your negative on the Venza, drove one and my x wife had a 2007 camry XLE, so familiar with the Toy line, and the Venza is terrible for ride, overall comfort like terribel wide flat seats, and A pillar view out front is I think dangerious.
 

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Pat,
Glad you like your new "XT". Looking forward to getting ours. Black/black looks sharp and certainly an alternative to the mostly silver cars out there. Told my wife we'll call it the "clergy car". Seems like the initial press was negative but turning around for the positive. Maybe those Toy folks are nervous about the competition.
 

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Motor trend Magazine has done a multi-page article on the Crosstour, and they have confirmed the vehicle is NOT fugly at all, just hype from the twitter crowd before the cars phycical appreance. In person it's lines and curves flow, as the article says.
Turning heads on the street with mine, literally stopping guys dead in thier tracks, and turning around to see what it is, and thumbs up everywhere.
The magazine article said Honda demographic's plugged the car into thier model and they expect to sell 10% of Accord sales, about 40,000 Crosstours a year to the older baby boomers, and empty nesters like us.

I am surprized we didn't find gift certificate's for Viagra in the glove box too, hahahahah ?????
 

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:DNOW THE WAIT!!!!!

Just place my order yesterday. Should be here early May.
I spent months looking at Venza, Equinox,SRX,and Outback and of course Crosstours. SOOOOOO.
EX-L AWD W/Navi....White Diamond Pearl / Ivory Leather....Front Splash Shields...Wheel Locks....Rear Bumper Protector....Trailer Hitch.:D:D:D

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Congrats

Congrats..Ive only had mine about 3 weeks..grey with black leather inside..so far I'm Lovin it!!! :D Only one in Northern Va..have yet to see another one on the highway
 
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