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Cool Crossover!
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By NHusain
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV LX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Excellent vehicle. I understand a lot
of people like bold styling than
bland. But it's really not ugly, just
bland. You will notice its overall
solid feel. I like the fact that it's
based on MDX and Odyssey. Hopefully,
it should enjoy a great resale value as
well.


Best Features

Lots of room 3rd row seat that folds split flat Dual A/C Great steering


Worst Features

Too heavy Brakes need adjustment according to weight Better gas mileage Better Audio system Keyless entry


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Review after couple of long trips
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By Tom in PA
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Had my Pilot for about 2 months and
4000 miles. Good ride, lots of room
and good performance. Fuel economy has
been good, about 18-19 mpg during drive
to work and with bikes and cargo
carrier attached, about 20 on long
trips without extra stuff (not sure
what other people expect from a 4400 lb
SUV, better than I ever got with my
Jeep). Good power and acceleration.
Not flashy but good looking vehicle.
Got fog lights, running boards, towing
package, cross bars and rear mud flaps
added and paid about $1200 over MSRP
(about $2200 worth of extras).


Best Features

Good on gas for size, lots of room, typical good Honda vehicle.


Worst Features

3rd row OK for small kids only, maybe sliding 2nd row seat. Better placement for gear shift lever. Roll down rear window so you can carry long items without leaving hatch open. Maybe a V8 option with higher towing capacity.


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auto enjoyment
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By dennyhow
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great motor, good transmission, driving
enjoyment. Good handling, excellent
cargo space, seating capacity good, 4
wheel drive feature excellent for light
to moderate heaving going. Gas mileage
is good.


Best Features

Solid feel, responsive motor, smooth transmission, cargo capacity large, but with the option of seating capacity for larger groups


Worst Features

Captains chairs in second row. Sharpen exterior design in some manner. Rework tailgate ie power and window that lowers


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I love my Pilot
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By Su
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Vehicle

2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Best ride for a full size SUV, great
gas mileage. Very comfortable all the
way around. After having owned a Ford
Explorer I feel like I moved into a
luxury vehicle.


Best Features

The smooth ride and total comfort of the seats.


Worst Features

None, they got it right the first time around.


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Good, but...
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By JLarry
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Vehicle

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


Review

Owner’s man needs to correct grammar &
errors like use dishwash det to wash
car & failure to note only elec spray
to clean clear plastic. Manual should
say replace fuel vapor canister every
50K mi & gas tank not go below 1/4 so
no overheat.
Needs: timing chain rather than timing
belt, split tailgate design, tailgate
window to roll up/down, rear seats to
adjust & recline, telescoping steering
wheel, 42V elec sys, sun roof, compass
where outside temp is, 7 yr/100K war,
frt & rear side air curtains, color-
match metal door-edge guards & elec
tire pres monitor sys like Corvette has
& govt will mandate soon.


Best Features

I certainly am glad that the Pilots produced for the American market do not have daytime running lights, 66 inch track should give a good rollover potential rating when NHTSA does its dynamic rollover test, fit and finish are quite good, well thought out accoutrements and ergonomics.


Worst Features

Doors, parking brake arm have sharp places. Rt-hand seat belt buckle in 3rd row vibrates the plastic when audio is up. Noisy when rear windows down and front up. TSB Eng Cyl block oil leaks 9- 02 notes, “Cast alum eng block may be porous at front, middle or rear.” Honda fix: welding!


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