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Old 01-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #4156
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minivan I looked at was a Toyota Siena, I've owned 4 Toyota's in the past but I have been driving Honda for nearly 2 decades, my past rides are '85 CRX Si, '88 CRX Si, '89 Prelude Si (still in my garage), '92 Acura Vigor (5 cylinder, totaled) '95 Accord (passed on to my mom) '95 Odyssey (best handling minivan EVA! but small) 2000 Odyssey (totaled few month ago with 238K on the clock, still runs and drives but needs airbags)

Advantage of having a soccer mom grocery go-getter is it's practical and I never get tickets with it, was pulled over doing 90+ in the Odyssey through Old Lyme and trooper let me go! Ain't gonna happen when I'm driving my Yellow Prelude, got enough tickets in that to pay for a brand new one :)
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:15 PM   #4157
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Over the last 17 years of marriage we have leased 5 Honda Odysseys, bought a Ridgeline and have owned a 2009 Pilot since new. Never a problem and all pull a trailer fine. The bed of the Ridgeline was a little to small in my opinion for loading anything but my son's small bikes. Don't get me wrong it will hold a big bike, but barely.

As for the Pilot, it's seen snow, sand, mud, and water. It's only 2WD but I've never had the need for a 4WD.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #4158
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My 08 civic gave me a happy surprise when I discovered it has a timing chain.

My Integra ended up at an Inlaw went 300K as a painters truck

FYI a real VAN like E150 gets like 18 MPG or better
My 2001 does deliver 17 on trips at 70 mph

Other than coils trouble free at 110K
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #4159
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Over the last 17 years of marriage we have leased 5 Honda Odysseys, bought a Ridgeline and have owned a 2009 Pilot since new. Never a problem and all pull a trailer fine. The bed of the Ridgeline was a little to small in my opinion for loading anything but my son's small bikes. Don't get me wrong it will hold a big bike, but barely.

As for the Pilot, it's seen snow, sand, mud, and water. It's only 2WD but I've never had the need for a 4WD.
Ridgeline is a pilot. (with a bed & 4WD) Same driveline and cabin. Different 3rd seat area.


I got mine used, w/ 34,000 miles for what I thought was a great price. Check Southern NH,(that's not New Haven) economy for used trucks was way better than CT
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:35 PM   #4160
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One thing to consider in the Husky vs KTM discussion is the availability of aftermarket parts and support from dealers. I learned this lesson with my Husaberg, and that bike is 90% KTM, but finding an aftermarket gas tank for it is a nightmare. The KTM will just have WAY more options than the Husky. Only way a I would buy the Husky over the KTM is if there were some good discounts available.
well here is an interesting rumor. maybe there won't be any difference soon:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne..._/R-EPI-139228
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:56 PM   #4161
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that is some weird shit considering the whole history of 3 brands: KTM, Berg and Husky
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:12 PM   #4162
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Thats really interesting.
wonder how big that loss is for BMW.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:38 AM   #4163
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Until the Husky was turned around then it should be off the list

Another Team Orange?
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:29 PM   #4164
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well here is an interesting rumor. maybe there won't be any difference soon:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne..._/R-EPI-139228
So the rumor was wrong, it was NOT KTM who bought Husky, but Pierer Industrie AG, Mr Pierer CEO of KTM Sportmotorcycle AG.

http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/co...na-motorcycles
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #4165
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Yea, we have that already.

KTM 500exc $9,899 + tax

http://www.hondaktm.com/new_vehicle_...ModelYear=2013

Now that's something I'd love to purchase next.
Got one of them Rob?
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #4166
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Now that's something I'd love to purchase next.
Got one of them Rob?
Well, actually yes. I mean, mine is 2 years old now, but basically the same. I got mine as a leftover for a lot less than the new sticker. If you're in the market, this is a good time to make a great deal on an old model, if you can find one. You probably wont find any sweet deals when riding season kicks in, just saying - and no, mine's not for sale quite yet. Sorry.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #4167
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Now that's something I'd love to purchase next.
Got one of them Rob?

I've got one. I'll sell it to you. I'm not good enough to ride it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:46 AM   #4168
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Well, actually yes. I mean, mine is 2 years old now, but basically the same.
I thought these just came out in 2012? Is that your Pachaug bike? I really like my WR as a great dual sport,but would like to get a plated DIRT bike as well-this looks like it would fit that bill nicely.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #4169
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I've got one. I'll sell it to you. I'm not good enough to ride it.
I'm not ready any time soon,but then again that's what I said before I purchased my last 2 bikes
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:15 AM   #4170
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I looked at these this week.
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