We decided to buy the Honda Pilot. Picked it up from [Bay Ridge Honda]( http://www.bayridgehonda.com/) tonight after work. Nice vehicle and the dealer made the whole car buying experience a very good one. When you are ready to part with your money
you want attention and you want a fair deal and we got both from them.
I do feel guilty about buying an SUV-ish thing that gets 22 mpg but our [Labor Day smack up with the Volkswagen](http://www.lonsteins.com/gallery/crash_vw_2004) demonstrated that mass matters in a crash and the smaller vehicle loses. The Pilot is classified as a wagon
but I parallel parked it tonight and it is definitely sized like a truck. This will take some getting used to and so will pumping gas into it.