I have owned my Passport for 5 years now and it has been great in the Colorado snow with upgraded tires. Only problems are the fuel pump, gas mileage, and the mysterious oil draining to never-never land. I also like how roomy it is - I am 6'6". Other than that it is great has decent power.
Well we bought our passport at 6 years old and it seemed to be a nice car. it was valued at $12,000 and we brought them down to $9,000. After 4 days the transmission went out. Then after 6 months the transmission was not working right again. we waited a year to get the money to get a new one. It is acting up again! the windshield wiper motors and linkage have been replaced multiple times. The car does have power when you need it. 4 wheel drive works great when transmission is working. Love to drive 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 have had this vehicle for 5 mos now and I've never been unhappy with it smooth ride, gas mileage average,comfortable driving, everything conveniently placed to reach, worth the used vehicle price, affordable.
Seats, seat belts, vents in reachable place, alarm system, comfortable ride and driving.
Improve increased gas mileage on these types of models since they travel so well they should have a more economical advantage, this would make an even more attractive asset to buyers
The ride is hard but that's because it's based on a truck platform from Isuzu, not a civic from Honda. If you want a decent cheap SUV get one of these, but get it checked out first. If you want a cushy ride, get a CR-V or RAV-4 or some other CarUV. If you want great gas mileage, buy a civic hybrid.
Exterior design still looks good after so many years. No major blind spots to contend with, unlike FJ Cruiser
Honda have always needed to get real horns. Mine sounds like someone is using a goose for a set of bagpipes. It's embarrassing.