It's a Truck
By MB2 on
1999 Honda Passport EX 4dr SUV 4WD
Main annoyances are the
sometimes squeeky tailgate window and
frequently squeeky hood latch.
Overall fit and finish are not near
the quality you get with a real Honda.
It rides like a heavy truck, which it
is. Gas mileage is not good.
Seats get uncomfortable during long
drives. Also a lot of wind and tire
noise on the hiway.
Very capable off-road vehicle, plenty
of power, low end torque, clearance,
and decent handling. Good stability in
snow and ice.
So far no mechanical problems with the
brakes or engine (48,000 miles). We'll
still probably look for something
different in the next year or two.
Styling, audio (we got the in dash CD
changer and put in an extra amp and
subwoofer: nice), visibility, 4WD for
snow, ice, and off-road.
Isuzu still makes it, I'd say improve
fit and finish, try and dampen the
ride for on-road city driving, put the
4WD button somewhere other than next
to the cruise control button, and give
the seats some lumbar support and