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2003 Pilot Review
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By Real Pilot
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Navigation System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Delivered 6/8/2002. Black exterior, gray leather, navigation system, back- up camera, chrome bumper cladding, front bumper cover with foglights, and added aftermarket 8inch DVD system. Nicest driving vehicle I've owned, comfortable. Plenty of power, turns like a car, very quite interior. Third row small but functional. Excellent fit and finish. Like the looks with added front bumper covers more than the MDX.


Favorite Features

Navigation system. Great toy, but it can get you most places. Directions tend to be good, even uses back roads if desired. Back up camera has wide angle view. It helps, but pricey.


Suggested Improvements

Would prefer more power but I tend to like a lot of power. Would like to be able to engage 4wd all the time if desired (past 18mph).


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


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I absolutely love it! It was worth waiting almost 30 yrs for Honda to build their own V6 SUV........ Im glad I only had to pay MSRP for It. I hear many dealers are charging 2-3% over sticker.


Favorite Features

Drivers seat leg room, Honda's best sound system, center console, 240 Horse engine very smooth very quiet and most importantly cargo room.....


Suggested Improvements

Power moonroof would be superb. Heated seats and mirrors


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


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It has a very solid, if not heavy feel. It handles well for an SUV. A quiet, comfortable ride. The radio can be loud without being annoying. The fit and finish is perfect. A huge center console won't have you and your significant other jockeying for elbow space. The front seating is cavernous. More front space than the much larger Sequoia and maybe even the Tahoe. The car feels slightly underpowered, surprising at 240 HP. You can floor it for more power of course, but the transmission will not-so-seamlessly downshift and the engine will quietly yell at you. I just filled my first tank since the purchase and if I did the math correctly, I got 14.9 MPG city


Favorite Features

Cavernous, first class front seating. Fit and finish. Stereo. Controls on steering wheel. Climate control system.


Suggested Improvements

The engine is willing off the line, but not eager. More hp at lower rpm.


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Great car!
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By Jeff & Tanya
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Traded up from our troublesome 2000 Tahoe LS. Excellent in every respect.


Favorite Features

Audio/Video system - independant front/rear systems with wireless headphone for kids.


Suggested Improvements

Less plactic on the bumpers. Doors don't automatically lock when driving.


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Pilot is the best SUV
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By wildbill
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Dealing with a Honda dealership is among the worst of all experiences. Owning the new Pilot is among the best! The head room and extra width, along with solid performance and a simple, well thought out interior, make this the best SUV that still fits into your garage. After 3 MBZs and an Audi TT, I am holding onto the Pilot!


Suggested Improvements

In dash 6 disk CD changer. Both DVD Entertainment and NAV. Most important 17 or 18 inch wheels (a "SPORTS MODEL")


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Honda Pilot
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By A55
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Even at list, it's a lot of vehicle for the money. Superior to the competition in almost every way.


Favorite Features

Usability of interior space, driver space and comfort, smoothness of engine and ride, all with true Honda reliability and safety.


Suggested Improvements

Nothing comes to mind at this time.


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Pilot is worth the wait!
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By RobertK
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I had originally set my mind on the GMC Envoy XL, but we were very impressed with the Pilot ride quality, it seemed more composed than the GM SUVs. I thought that the Envoy would feel more powerful, but I was wrong, the Pilot's 240 hp is more that plenty, even with my wife, the salesman, and our 3 kids inside. The VTM-4 All Wheel Drive seems to work great so far, though we have yet to use it in snow, etc. The fuel economy has been 18.2 mpg so far. (Used to get 13-15 in my Grand Cherokee V8) The seats are very comfortable. I paid about $3500 less for the Pilot than I would have paid for the 3 row seat Envoy XL.


Favorite Features

DVD system, it allows me to listen to the radio or CD or Tape, and the kids to watch the DVD, or listen to a different CD in the back. The wireless headphones are fantastic!


Suggested Improvements

A moonroof would be nice, but the salesman suggested that it involves removing a crossmember in the roof, and it could compromise safety.


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Solid SUV
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By MattH
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Overall a very solid SUV and supprisingly roomy if your lucky enough to get one. Great family hauler with the benefit of 4WD if needed. So far quality seems excellent. Fairly bland styling but it avoids the plastic frills of a lot of todays SUVS (ie. Trail blazer). All of the benefits of the MDX minus a few dollars.


Favorite Features

DVD system a must for any family.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Rolling in New Pilot
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By foodsalesguy
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Excellent! Best all around value for fuel economy/cargo/passenger seating available. Rides like a car.


Favorite Features

Dual Air with automatic temp. Column mounted shifter giving the console room for my laptop as a mobile office.


Suggested Improvements

Adjustable center seat track to equalize 2nd and third row leg room. Stackable CD changer in dash on EX.


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Best Suv There Is
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By coolio13
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This vehicle is a supurb car. It handles of road situations very well. The engine is finely tuned and fells likea sportscar. The interior is spacious and well thought out. Like the eight passenger seating. And best of all its a honda. I am very pleases with my purchase.


Favorite Features

dvd entertainment interior space powerful engine honda build quality


Suggested Improvements

offer sunroof


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