Long response but, Are you just trying to justify not have gotten the EX-L?We've got 2 kids and don't miss the power tail gate. We didn't have power sliding doors on our last van and find them very convenient. When my wife exits the mall, she has the kids in stroller and bags in hand. She gets to the van, puts the parcels down, lifts each kid out of the stroller and into the car seat and belts them in. After that she opens the rear hatch and loads the stroller and stuff into the back. I've never heard her complain about the lack of power tail gate, although she has commented frequently about how much she likes the power sliding doors.
I was assuming the OP had already bought a model to which a powered rear door cannot be economically retrofitted. Given that (and a complaint from his wife), I was pointing out that with a bit of planning, you will not miss the powered rear door as much as the powered side doors.No reason really, I just found the reply to the original post amusing
Anyway, you can get by without all of the options, but people like stuff to make their lives easier or they think the option is cool. Nothing wrong with that and I wouldn't expect to have to justify my more "spartan" model any more than someone would have to justify buying a loaded model.
This is America (and Canada), we can do what we want, as long as we have enough money (or can borrow it).
Wow, hats off, he is THE Honda_Dude indeed!Of course it can be done. It just won't be cheap or easy. This guy did it for his 2007
I don't remember why, but I remember when that project was underway and for some reason I remember thinking that stripping the interior down to the metal floor was not necessary, as well as removing the front seats. I could easily be wrong, but I have considered this project, and haven't ruled it out, but I can't even consider it until I'm in a position where I can live without the Ody for a week.....or moreWow, hats off, he is THE Honda_Dude indeed!
Now a single picture made me happy about having that included in my EX-L for a change :nervous: