Originally Posted by Emmielou
Thanks for all the feedback. I'm surprised by the support behind the pilot, given its car body and the number of similar SUVs.
You should go test drive all cars you think would be good for you and then you can make a choice for yourself. I've driven Element for 4 years, I loved it, but once I got a trailer for rafting I had to go bigger.
Looked at a few SUVs and crossovers, I liked the inside of the Pilot the best. If you are not doing any heavy 4wding, it's a great car.
Getting out of a mud slide by Nefertiti and Swasey:
The tires were down about half way in slick fresh mud on that nasty uphill to Nefertiti, I was able to back up and get out of the mud without getting dumped into Green River. It got a little hairy!