"I travel and lived in much colder climates recently. After ten days of subfreezing weather, my Passport started first crank. I put very little money into this vehicle and it ALWAYS started first crank. The Isuzu engine in this thing is it's best attribute. It's not very comfortable and the gas mileage is horrible. I performed it's function well for fifteen years. Who can ask for more?"
"This SUV has gotten me through the worst weather. It has had some minor issues but with over 200,000 miles on it, it is still going strong. It has been so reliable, it is the only car I have ever owned over 3 years."
Pros: "Dependable, great price, inexpensive maintenance"
Cons: "Center console to small,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned my 1996 Honda Passport since 2009 (Currently August 2014) so approximately five years. I have to say this is the first Honda automobile I have ever owned, and I have been very impressed, I have done all of the maintenance myself and in my opinion as long as you do regular maintenance you will not have any problems with this SUV. It does burn oil so you must check oil level often especially in the hot months and when driving long distances I always keep a few quarts in the rear cubbie hole. I like how easy you can fold down one or all of the back seats to load larger cargo. I use this vehicle as a work truck to tow a small utility trailer with no problems. I have almost 300,000 miles on mine and it continues to be one of the most dependable vehicles I have ever owned. I would highly recommend the 1995-1997 Honda Passport/Isuzu Rodeo to anyone in that market."
Cons: "Gas mileage is so-so, not real easy to work on."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I have owned this 98 passport for about a year, so far it has been perfectly reliable. It's fully loaded, everything still works, even the heated seats and a/c. It currently has 168k miles, and drives like it has much less. The gas mileage is so-so.. I usually average around 18mpg with about 25% stop and go 75% highway. The engine burns oil like most passports and its brother the rodeo, but as long as you keep an eye on it, its not a problem.
The exterior seems to be slightly smaller than a similar year explorer, but the interior is much more roomy, with far fewer rattles and road noise. All around a good daily driver."