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My husband and I are in the market for a crossover-type vehicle after driving an SUV for 17 years. We're both over 6' tall and were in a pleasant state of shock when we test drove the Crosstour. We've been researching and test-driving several vehicles; I'm ready to buy the Crosstour but hubby is holding out "just to be sure". I'm hoping to get some great tidbits from owners here that can help me convince him it's the way to go...
 

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What are the reasons he is holding out? What is it that has him concerned?
 

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I don't think there's anything about the Crosstour he *doesn't* like, it's more him wanting to ensure it's the very best value in our price range and that it meets our needs (he's also a bit nervous about it exceeding needs, as I'm vying for the Navi/sensor system given the rear blind spots). We'll be checking out the Venza tomorrow and have already test-driven the Crosstour, Edge and Murano. In the meantime, he told me just a few minutes ago he'd like to test drive the Crosstour again -- so I'm feeling a bit more confident that he's closer to agreeing with me. :D
 

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I can promise you, the blind spots aren;t as bad as they initially appear, my mustang has worse blind spots that our ct. I feel the CT blows the edge, murano and venza out of the water, I've had a few venza owners eyeballing our ct when we're at a stoplight.
 

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Ah. Yeah, the blind spots aren't terrible, but it is nice to have the fold-down mirrors and the rearview camera. They come in very handy.
 

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We're back from checking out the Venza (didn't bother test-driving it; we found cabin quality very poor), Outback and Tribecca. Also didn't test-drive the Subarus. Their premium packaging (for us, just to get leather interior and Harmon Kardon stereo and a few bells and whistles we really don't need or want, like back-seat DVD player) put them out of our price range. We also felt we were giving up cabin space compared to the CT. We did a second test-drive of the CT and, aside from a thing or two (XM stereo versus Sirius, which we prefer and already subscribe to -- plus wind noise from the open roof window which can probably be alleviated with a deflector), it looks like CT is the vehicle of choice for us. We're likely to go with the EX-L Black/Ivory and forego Navi. I'm not at all concerned about the blind spots after driving it a second time; we're long-time mirror users and are absolutely smitten with the articulating mirrors in reverse.
 

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Get the navi. Get it. Just do it and don't think twice. Oh, and get the black interior. At least, that's what I'd do... oh wait, I did.

Whatever you get, I think you will be very pleased with the CT. I am still happy with just how much room there is in the cabin, and while the cargo space could be better arranged (shock towers, anyone?), there is a lot of room with the seats folded down. The car/SUV/truck thing just works really well.
 

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I'm a huge sirius fan, still getting used to xm, since I have sirius in my mustang, but that's small potatoes.

I prefer the ivory interior!
 

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Navi: If we ever get a navi system for the vehicle, it'll need to be a bit more up-to-date when it comes to Canadian roads. I've read many comments from fellow Canucks around the net, saying the Honda system has fallen short when it comes to our needs. In the meantime, I'll stick with the app on my iPhone, which hasn't failed me yet. I'm thinking aftermarket rear sensors would be helpful, but the articulating rearview mirrors worked well for us, so that's still iffy too.
Interior: We knew we wanted the light leather interior with black exterior from the moment we saw our first showroom model in that combination. It's very "us" and because we've lived with a dark grey exterior/light grey interior for 17 years ('94 Pathfinder, Plain Jane) we're wanting to be a bit different and have lots more light and comfort in the cabin.
Sirius/XM: Sirius has Howard 100 and 101 and XM has no Howard. Period. End of story. (FYI, hubby is *very* happy about XM's lineup because he abhors Howard's show as much as I enjoy it, so it'll be a Howard-free zone.)
 

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XM does have Howard. Just order the Best of SIRIUS for XM. Just don't tell your husband. Period. Done. End of story. ;)
 

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It's worth having the NAV just for the rear view camera. You're right about the mirrors - as long as you have them set out far enough (and they're big mirrors) there's no blind spot.

I'm short and my husband is 6-3 and he finds the fit great and I like that it's not much of a step up for me.

I love my CT - had since 2/13 - you won't be sorry with this choice at all.
 

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No more shopping!

Placed our order for a Black/Ivory EX-L (no Navi) on 31-Jul-10. Woot! :D
 

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We'll find that out tomorrow; we made the deal Saturday and today is a holiday here in Canada. The dealer doesn't have our combo on their lot, so it'll be brought in (we know there's one at a nearby dealership, so expect it'll be ready for us this Friday or next Monday at the latest).
 

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I don't think there's anything about the Crosstour he *doesn't* like, it's more him wanting to ensure it's the very best value in our price range and that it meets our needs (he's also a bit nervous about it exceeding needs, as I'm vying for the Navi/sensor system given the rear blind spots). We'll be checking out the Venza tomorrow and have already test-driven the Crosstour, Edge and Murano. In the meantime, he told me just a few minutes ago he'd like to test drive the Crosstour again -- so I'm feeling a bit more confident that he's closer to agreeing with me. :D
Tell him you simply can't do any better than an Accord....and this one is special in that it's a crossover......
I had an Accord b4 ('06) and it was one of the best vehicles I've ever had.

G/L with convincing him. If he takes the plunge he won't regret it.

C.
 

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Tell him you simply can't do any better than an Accord....and this one is special in that it's a crossover......
I had an Accord b4 ('06) and it was one of the best vehicles I've ever had.

G/L with convincing him. If he takes the plunge he won't regret it.

C.
You are right there. I have had two different Accords and they both did exactly what they were supposed to do and were a joy to own. Maintenance never killed me either. I am glad the Crosstour seems to be the same, without the crazy service intervals and prices that most of the other imports have.

Dave
 
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