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Did you guys see Honda's new pick-up? Well to start it's really ugly. It's unit body construction (boo), and IFS,IRS. But it has a 1000lb payload and 5000 lb towing capacity. Couldn't help but notice that Honda is also using a composite bed like the new 05 Tacoma's. I see a trend here. I bet it won't be long before every one is using composite for there beds. Considering it's cheaper to make than steel, I'm sure this will be something all the manufacturers take note of. It's nice to see Honda in the pick-up hunt, now let's see them make a real pick-up, with solid rear axle and a body on frame.
 

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Yeah it does look like an Avy, but its about time, Honda makes good stuff. We've had 5 Hondas, 2 80's hatchbacks 1 late 80's accord, and 2 mid 90's accords and all have gone well over 100k with two over 200k. Oh and 1 Honda lawnmower lasted 14 years! We just got our 2nd this summer. lol

After looking a little longer it really aint ugly its actually pretty goodlookin cept for the avalanche touch on the bed/cab.
 

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So its a Honda Escalade/Avalanch (Escalanch?) I guess its ok... Looks like most of the new trucks are going to follow the same design scheme from here on out.
 

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Honesclanch?
anyhoo, opinions on the grill/headlights? evryone knows thats a fairly big factor people consider. Like the slanted Silverado headlights (ugly IMO) or some thought the 05 Taco grill was a little oversized.
 

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tbrown said:
Did you guys see Honda's new pick-up? Well to start it's really ugly. It's unit body construction (boo), and IFS,IRS. But it has a 1000lb payload and 5000 lb towing capacity. Couldn't help but notice that Honda is also using a composite bed like the new 05 Tacoma's. I see a trend here. I bet it won't be long before every one is using composite for there beds. Considering it's cheaper to make than steel, I'm sure this will be something all the manufacturers take note of. It's nice to see Honda in the pick-up hunt, now let's see them make a real pick-up, with solid rear axle and a body on frame.
UIt is body on frame.. It is unit-body not uni-body.

Unitbody indicates that the bed and cab are one soled piece Like an SUV
 

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tbrown said:
It's nice to see Honda in the pick-up hunt, now let's see them make a real pick-up, with solid rear axle and a body on frame.

that's sooo cute, LOL! Since honda hasn't put a solid axle anywhere on their SUV's in the past 5-10 yrs, I seriously doubt they ever will again. Besides, no 1 buys a honda thinking how much they can tow or how many rocks they can climb or how deep a mud hole they can run it in. It does look like an avalanche though. I'm sure it'll be a good vehicle, all around, but not an offroader. I'm scared the days of any solid axle is coming to an end. I'm just waitin on Ford to make the superduties IFS. GM put out that IFS/IRS concept truck the Cheyenne a few yrs back. Supposedly it was a hoss as far as towing, but I don't think they'll ever make it. As far as uni-body construction, I think it sux personally. Maybe for a sportscar or a sedan, but not a truck or "suv".
 

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I saw the truck in person at the LA autoshow. ITs a cool truck I guess not big on the looks. ONe thing I found realy cool was the bed. It has a cargo area built in the floor with a lock so if u go somewhere and need stop at other places u dont have to go home drop your load off u can lift up the floor and put it in side and lock it and go and u still have the entire bed for a larger load. To me that was the best part of the truck that and the cool tail gate that opens like a normal truck and also opens like a car door. It has 4 wheel independent suspention well the rear is for sure I did not look at the front..

Dont know how capable it will be offroad. Looks to me like its Hondas way of making a truck for the day to day commuter that never see's dirt and needs a truck and MPG.

-Chris
 

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UIt is body on frame.. It is unit-body not uni-body.

Unitbody indicates that the bed and cab are one soled piece Like an SUV

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That's what it is. It's based on the same frame as the Honda Pilot and Acura MDX.
 
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