even before I called.
Thats right, I signed the papers on *MY* New RTL-E (in deep scarlet pearl) today! It is being built between Feb 28 and March 5 and is scheduled to be delivered by 3/16-3/17. Time has suddenly just about stopped.
This is going to be a long month...
Long story short, I called about an RTL-E in DSP and told them what I want and what I didn't want. That was NO miles on the car, as in a demo or raced over from another dealer. He says, "March 17th". I said what? he said he ALREADY order that exact truck and it will be here on 3/17
So, it was meant to be. Soichiro Honda was listening and since I have bought 4 new Honda Motorcycles in my life, I am thinking, he thought would get it ready for me. Thanks Soichiro!
I have only bought one BRAND new truck/car in my lifetime and that was a 2002 S-10 pickup. I was hoping that would be the only new truck I would ever need to buy....heh, turns out, it's wasn't even close.
So, I am hoping this truck lasts for the rest of my life. I have more hope since it is a Honda!
Test drove an RTL-E they had on the lot, in white. WOW, is that smooth AND quiet! I walk up to the truck, open the door and get in. I ask how the key works and how you start it up. He points to the button and says you just push the button, I look at the tach and see it is already running! I could not hear it running, at all. Pulling out of the parking lot, I already notice how extremely smooth it is. Out the exit, I hit the gas slightly, trying to baby a brand spanking new truck with out 3 miles on it. Wow, that is fast!
Heading down the road, all my first impressions are confirmed. This TRUCK, is a TRUCK, I can tell by the bed, and it is fast and it is smooth. The rear door entrance is not as narrow for me as is reported but sitting in the back seat with the front seat adjust for me (5'10") was snug. My knees did NOT hit the seat, but there is no stretching room. But I always need to stretch out my legs, hey, I am not young and flexible anymore!
The rear traffic warning system (NOT the correct name...) worked perfectly, as if on cue. He was talking about it and suddenly someone drove past to test it for me.
I did not travel for nor fast enough to test the other features.
Tested the in Bed audio, worked great. Not as loud as I thought, but it was a busy road.
Sun roof was awesome.
Brakes were awesome.
Did I mention I cannot wait till 3/17/17?