The Honda Passport is a great looking
SUV that also has good road manners and
excellent engine power. My model is
the EX 2 wheel drive with the CD
changer, two-tone paint and leather.
We enjoy it alot and recommend it to
prospective shoppers as a great value
in the preowned market. We bought it
used and have not any problems with it.
Bought my Passport used with a full warranty, 2 years old and 13K miles on it for 7,000 off list! It has problems now 7 years later, but what's new about that? It has had for several years a bad sensor in the gas tank so fuel gauge does not work. Costs $350 at the dealer to get it fixed so never fixed it! Same sensor also makes the check engine light stay on. One problem, cost $1400 to fix. Bad wiring from the factory got installed in some of these vehicles and insulation came off, so had to have entire wiring harness dealer replaced. That was the ONLY problem. Never has let me down..always starts and runs. Normal maintenance. Strong engine and transmission. Good air conditioning!
Fit and finish, tight body, strong engine, I like interior cloth bucket seats, moon roof, roof luggage rack. It will tow a loaded trailer well with proper hitch and using Power mode, which keeps it out of overdrive.
Rougher than average ride, but solid feel, 16 mpg typical. This is not a CR- V and should not be compared to one. The CR-V is a tin can compared to the Passport.
I read your review of the Passport
2000 but fell in love with this car the
moment I drove it. I'm 55 and 5'4". I
slide in and out of it like a CD, the
seat fits me like a kid glove and the
view is marvelous. I'm not going to
go into the wilderness so none of
that matters. I find it drives very well
around town and flies on the freeway.
I feel like 25 again! As a Honda
Accord owner of 10 years I say this
Passport deserves the H on its hood
even though it's an Isuzu in disguise.
Thedesign inside and out and
comfort for getting in and out are
great. I like the spare tire under the
car. I also like the back window
opening up and the back door
opening seperately to the side.
The fuel economy is not too special
(16 mpg) but I got such a great price
on it that it will be much less
expensive over time than buying a
new SUV with great fuel economy.
Do the math!
All I can say is do everything you can
to avoid having a front end collision
with this vehicle. The bumper and hood
must be made of tin foil the way they
fold up in a low impact collision. We
rear ended another car at less than 10
miles per hour and sustained more than
$5,000 in damage. The hood folded up
like a taco. We're selling this vehicle
based on saftey issues.
This vehicle is a good value and offers
nice features compared to other SUV's
in its class.
Put a real bumper on this vehicle to
protect itself and its occupants.
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