"This is the best vehicle I have ever owned. It has 220,000 miles on it and STILL GOING! I always get routine maintenance completed, which has paid off. We use it to go on trips, haul a utility trailer, carry kayaks and even occasionally an off-road adventure. I know its time is coming, but ideally I would want another one exactly like it. For anyone with a family and lots of activities, this is THE premier "do everything" vehicle!"
"I purchased my 2003 Pilot in 2013 with lots of previous receipts and 155,000 miles. The second week I drove it, the tranny slipped and the check engine light came one. Yep, the tranny needed to be replaced, dealer cost was 4900.
What I want you to know is, please google 2003 honda pilot transmission troubles and you will find lots of documentation about the problems Honda had with that year of Pilot and the Honda Van. Please beware, I would recommend you purchase another year model :)"
"I did my research for a bout 1 year prior to buying. I knew a larger SUV was what I wanted. I always came backto the pilot. I have a 2006 EX that I bought in 2012 with 48,000 miles. I absolutely Love this vehicle. I have 2 kids, and my 2 kids have friends! spacious, safe, reliable and doesnt drive like an eight-seater. The gas mileage is not as bad as you might think. The 4WD is a MUST in New England. Great feature. I would highly recommend this SUV for a family."
"My 2004 pilot has over 215,000 miles on it, and still feels like it's brand new. Solid vehicle,..No squeaks, buzzes or rattles. A few mechanical and eletrical problems at about 100K, but after that not too much. One of the best cars I ever owned! I would highly recommend..."
Cons: "Slight pause in transmission when acceleating"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Drive over Sierras and around Tahoe in snow regularly. Great car, best ever owned. In over 5 yrs and 127K miles have had no maintenance problems. Very good gas mileage 21-23 mpg. Have carried 8 adults with 3 in 3rd row. Grand kids regularly like to sit in 3rd row. Great for family travel. great handling and acceleration. Compared to American cars I have owned (Buick LaSabre, Mercury, Plymouth)Honda Pilot has been far superior in quality and durability. Love it."