"We bought a 2006 EX-L new with navigation and AWD. If you read Consumer Reports, you'll know that it's a highly recommend vehicle. I have put about 19K miles on it with no problems. It has great acceleration, decent gas mileage for an SUV, and has excellent fit and finish. Check out the classified ads and you won't see many for sale... but you will see a lot of Chevys, Fords and Dodge SUVs for sale!
The only grips I have is that I wish that it had an MP3 input and the space between the driver's seat and the console is too small for my hand to fit to retreave a dropped object (like loose change or a gum wrapper)."
"leased my EX-L Pilot in 2005. It has been a solid vehicle all the way around. A few things need of improvement are to reduce cabin noise; the center cup holder area needs a redesign - too many small objects can fall in the side slots and are difficult to collect; the exterior design is rather bland facelift for 2009?; gas mileage is mediocre; tough to get to the third row seating; must fully extend to pull the third row seating up when not in use - not ergonomically correct; include running lights."
"I bought my pilot 4X4 new in July 2006. I have already driven 16k miles and love it. Nav system is great and I recommend it. The only thing I complain is not having the MP3 ability. It would have been a lot more fun if it had an auxillary input for my iPod. Overall it is the best in that price range and happy to own it."