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Hmmmmm, only bashing one or two import companies.... I wish there was a link to see what else this particular journalist wrote, like possibly an owners manual for a GMC Yukon maybe????
 

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I don't really give a sh*t what these people have to say anyway. I LOVE to drive my CT.
I didn't buy it to impress magazine folks, I bought it because I liked it.

And I still do!!!!!!:D
 

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I was at my dealer monday, and they only had 2 on the lot, they said they can't keep them in stock. I see them all over town now.
 

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I'm certainly happy with my CT. Of course, I had an Element several years ago and I was happy with it, too. Perhaps I am not a good judge of mainstream opinion.
 

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I like my CT and anyone who does not can to.......:rolleyes:
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I like my CT and anyone who does not can *&^&^%$%^^& themselves!:)

Their summary is contrary to all the comments I've had on my CT.:rolleyes:
WTF do they know!
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When my wife and I purchased our Crosstour a few weeks ago we had looked at the Venza and the Crosstour. Immediately we both liked the Crosstour. For a vehicle so hideous, why is it that both a man and a woman could so readily agree that it was exactly what we were both looking for?

Does Honda publish sales data on an annual basis that would show the number of CT units sold in 2010? Just curious...
 

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Honda originally estimated 40,000 unit a year and has droppped that number several times over the year.
Here is an article from a few weeks ago.
http://www.cargurus.com/blog/2010/12/07/sales-of-honda-cr-z-insight-and-crosstour-hurting-but-help-is-on-the-way

Honda is trying special financing rates and incentives to move cars.
I agree with comments already made that when people see the car they like it. By just looking at pictures, they won't buy it.
Honda has said they will kill the Element next year, but they are committed to the CT
 

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I'm certainly happy with my CT. Of course, I had an Element several years ago and I was happy with it, too. Perhaps I am not a good judge of mainstream opinion.
My wife also has an Element and we love it. I guess that means we have REALLY bad taste!
 

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My sense is that while the CT might have gotten off to a slow start that it will catch on and sales will rise. It just has too much going for it...great engine, AWD, plenty of room, good MPG etc etc. I get asked all the time (men and women) what it is. No question that pictures don't do it justice...but when you see it in person it looks fine, especially a side or front on look....every one who has asked about it has claimed to really like the styling and the practicality of the hatchback.

It is perfect for folks who are downsizing...their homes and SUV's...I'm 66 and my wife and I recently sold our big house and built a new smaller 2000 sq ft place in New Hampshire....I have owned a number of Porsches and my wife has a Lexus RX300...we both really like the CT....and I just got to test it in the snow...a winner all around so far.
 

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I'm happy, the wife is real happy, I don't give a poop what they think.
 

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I and as all of us take issue with the way the press treats the CT , I personally have been stopped a half a dozen times and asked how I like my CT , the smile on my face said it all , the people that asked were middle age mature and were driving a full size SUV , looking for what we found a fantastic vehicle that delivers everything we were looking for and in my case much more , quite , comfort and yes styling , I said my thoughts !
 

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It's not like anyone can "sold" into a CT. The pricing for the options is above most other comparable vehicles, even with discounts, negotiating, etc. The car fits a niche that's much more broad than I think even Honda intended to fill. The car has a poor marketing campaing, and I have yet to meet anyone, including other owners and salesmen that can say the car photographs well, it just doesn't no matter how you take the picture. I still catch people walking around the car trying to figure out what it is, and before they see me, I can hear them discussing how nice it is.

It seems to me that most of the people that write reviews, such as BMW loving Car and Driver, and Chrysler loving Motor Trend, never actuay get behind the wheel of a car with an open mind. I'm a Ford guy, I love my mustang, and you could that writer's hated having to admit that the new mustang kicks the hell out of the camaro and challenger, the articles with hard numbers to prove it were even written as though they didn't believe their own test.

I put no faith in journalistic review, they're journalist 1st, not customers. I prefer reading customer reviews about ANY product I buy.
 

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The car has a poor marketing campaing, and I have yet to meet anyone, including other owners and salesmen that can say the car photographs well, it just doesn't no matter how you take the picture.
Totally agree...just last night I was talking with my brother (about this same article) and when some friends overheard our conversation, the popular response was 'what car is that?'.
 

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Have to agree here - I had a guy walk up to me in the parking deck (while I was putting on the bike mount) striking up a conversation about "what kind of Honda" the CT was. The kicker is that he was a big, burly dude that does physical security for a celeb that lives in my building - *not* the kind of guy you'd expect to take an aside to inquire. Aside from being a painfully nice guy that totally belied his initial demeanor, I was also surprised that he totally *got* the concept of the CT.

If Honda is smart, they'll follow-up with the 2010 CT owners and re-calibrate the marketing. It's not going to be easy to out-live the "Facebashing" they took, but if they're really committed to the vehicle then it will gain acceptance in the media as it finds its market.

I could care less either way, since I feel like I bought an Accord from a maintenance/support perspective. I'd like for everyone else to feel like I do about the subject, but not enough to concern myself with it longer than the time it took to scan this thread (and the article) and write this post.

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Two blues in a row! I think I've said many times here how much I love my CT. February 13th will be one year. It fits any cargo I've put in it - big screen tv, mulch, many groceries, and unlike my Accord, I can actually get the back seats down without having to get my owner's manual out to remember how to do it.

I listen to Slacker through the speakers (from my Droid X) really loudly and the stereo sounds fine to me. The seats are comfortable for long drives in traffic. I couldn't wish for another car.

'Honda - don't let the bastards get you down'​
 
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