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By scoot3
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Most everything is OK with the Pilot with the exception of the transmission. I would strongly recommend that anyone buying a Pilot to plan on trading the Pilot before the power train warranty runs out. If not, you will be facing a $2500 fix. Pilot had a transmission recall but it was not a very good fix. Also radio and CD player are poor quality. Had to replace.


Best Features

Plenty of room for passengers and storage.


Worst Features

Transmission, Transmission, Transmission - Radio, Radio, Radio


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Honda's are great
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By Chonus
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a great SUV. Very dependable and well built. Get 26 mpg on highway. Roomy and comfortable.


Worst Features

Wish it had MP3 player in cd player.


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Pilot is predictablily reliable
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By pilot rocks
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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After one year ownership no problems at all. Not even minor. Safe, rides great, plenty of power and room for kids, parents and grandparents.


Best Features

looks


Worst Features

none


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Trashy Transmission
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By Pilot Problem
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Warning: Do not but Honda Pilot with V6 and auto tranny. My tranny went out after warranty went out. Even dealer told me that there was a problem with the Pilot and the V6 with auto tranny. A $2500 fix for me. I am a disabled veteran and live on a fixed income. Bought Pilot expecting to get about 250,000 miles out of it. What a joke. If you buy, plan on trading before power train warranty runs out. Do not end up with the same problem that I did. Warning. Do not buy Honda Pilot with V6 and auto tranny.


Best Features

Eight seats that fold and lots of storage. Room for everybody, if the tranny would hold up.


Worst Features

Transmission


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By Disappointed
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I would not recommend the Honda Pilot to anyone that intends on keeping the vehicle for a long time. My transmission went at 101,000 miles and the maintenance had always been done by the book. Looking at $2500 to replace transmission. Once repaired, I will make sure that it belongs to someone else within a few days. Will not buy another Honda. I have owned a couple of Honda Accords and they were good cars. The Pilot Sux. Wanted something bigger because I am a disabled veteran with leg injuries and needed the extra leg room. If you but a Pilot, you had better buy the triple super duper extended warranty with it, because you will have transmission problems.


Best Features

None over any other SUV of its size...


Worst Features

Better transmission, or, extend warranty to cover transmission and drive train to 100,000 miles.


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