"As far as value, I wish it could've lasted longer. I had to replace the air conditioner, transmission, fuel gage within fuel tank and a few minor things. Reliability - No problems. It was great in 4WD. Quality on a few things as the 5CD stacker,did not impress me.Design was fine."
Pros: "Reliable. Few repairs required. Cool design. Still has biggest cargo area around"
Cons: "Cramped for tall people. After 13 years, some signs of age creeping in."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've owned my Honda Passport (a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo, for those who didn't know) for 13 years. Bought it new in May '98 and she's still going strong. I've maintained it well over the years and it has provided reliable service. Its appearance is starting to show signs of age... discolored cloth where my arm hangs out the window, cassette deck makes noise, driver's seat is starting to give a little, paint chips in the fender area; but the engine is still a beaut, and I've never had any problems with convenience features like power windows, doors, moonroof, etc. Worst thing I can say about the car is it isn't the best for tall people (I'm 6'3"). In my opinion, FWIW, I think this is THE best SUV ever put on the market. I'll never understand why Honda, and then Isuzu a few years later, discontinued the vehicle. If you can get a well-maintained one like mine on the used car market, I think you'll be pleased."
"In a weird way, I love my Passport. Burns oil bad, I have to add a quart about every 1,000 miles. Dealership says this is typical. The rear-window wiper sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. The 4-wheel drive usually works, but sometimes I can't get it to turn off. I had to learn the neutral/reverse trick to turn off the 4-wheel drive. The car is horrible on gas. Can't say enough about how horrible it is on gas. BUT, that being said, I love everything else about it. GREAT in the snow, makes me feel safe. I live on top of a steep driveway in the county and never had trouble getting home. Love the car, hate the gas mileage."