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Good SUV but improvements needed.
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By the rod!
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV LX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Reliable SUV as expected from Honda.
Good design. Acceptable interior. Fell
short on the 3rd row seat design (not
for humans!). Lack of
standard "features" such as keyless
remote entry. I'm willing to sacrifice
the aluminum wheels (look) for
convenience features.


Best Features

Reliability. Good idea with the extra 3rd row but came in short! Good interior design - not flashy but does not have the "cheap" plastic look like many GM cars/trucks.


Worst Features

High center of gravity (higher than Toyota Highlander) & high risk of roll over! Poor mileage. Noisy interior. Lack of std features like keyless entry/tinted glass. Try to make 7-8 seaters like 2004 Toyota Sienna! Stop ealers from marking up price (i.e. ripping off loyal consumers).


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Best value out there, great vehicle.
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By StingrayJG
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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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This vehicle is priced GREAT for what
you get. Edmunds TMV is more for Envoy,
MDX, RX300, & Pathfinder. (and no nav.
in Envoy or Pathfinder) Very smooth &
quiet ride. Plenty of power. Cargo Tray
& All-Season Floormats are key options
for cleanliness. I love the truck but
my gripe w/ Honda would be to offer
heated seats in U.S. not just Canada.
It gets cold here too, ya know! Driver
seat memory & telescopic wheel needed.
(Me=6ft, wife=5'2") Overall though, I
love it, 110% glad I got it.


Best Features

Nav. system, climate control, dual trip odometers, steering wheel controls, built-in garage remote, power drivers seat, lots of storage, multiple cig. lighter plugs for devices. Lots of cargo space.


Worst Features

Don't force leather to get nav, heated seats in U.S., telescopic wheel, seat memory, adjustable 2nd row seat positioning.


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Disappointed with Honda Pilot
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By dsignmark
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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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I sold my Honda Pilot EX with
Navagation 3 months after I purchased
the vehicle. Got poor gas milage. Fit &
finish was not up to Honda standards.
Also was disappointed that a factory
sunroof was not available.
I previously had a 1999 Lexus RX 300.
The RX 300 Lexus was by far the best
car I have ever owned & driven. I
bought a new 2003 Lexus RX 300 and am
much happier with this SUV. I am
getting 19 MPG in the city and 23MPG on
the Hwy.
Also, The Lexus with more standard
features (Bells & Whistles) actually
cost less than the Honda Pilot as the
Honda dealers do not deal on the Pilot.
Once you have had a Lexus, its
difficult to be happy with anything
else.


Best Features

Navagation system was the only best feature of the Pilot


Worst Features

Lack of factory Sunroof and poor fit and finish of interior Plastics. Lack of factory touch up paint for interior "fake" brushed aluminum painted plastic accent trim on center console. Exterior cladding paint was very thin and poorly painted


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Ultimate Family Car/Suv/Van
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By Vikas
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Navigation System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

After looking almost all kind of SUV in
particular Acura MDX, ML320, X5 we
finally decided for Pilot. Of course my
first choice was Acura MDX but was too
expensive, and luckily I got all
standard features in Pilot with $10,000-
00 less.
. During heavy snow this year in NY< I
was driving all time and did not even
had to lock differential. I even drove
intentionally to parking lots that were
not cleaned afer heavy snow, and due to
my surprise did not stuck anywhere.
Also after rigrous negotiation did not
pay SINGLE dollar extra. Let me know if
you are looking for right price and I
will give you name of sales person at
Planet Honda in NJ.


Best Features

8seats/ very spacious/ Excellent leg space for me(6'2") and for everyone in family as everyone is tall. Lot of space when 3rd seat is down.


Worst Features

Should include some option for: 1/memeory setting for seats/mirrors. 2/Sunroof 3/Heated Seats 4/split lift gate 4/HID lights


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We Love It!!!
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By ralaine
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2003 Honda Pilot SUV EX AWD 4dr SUV w/ Leather and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We have had our Pilot for four
days....I love driving it. It handles
so well and is quiet inside. We
entered the dealership determined to
get the EX Model with cloth
seats....once my husband and kids saw
the Leather and DVD Player all plans
were thrown aside (along with my hope
of a reasonable monthly payment! :) We
did get a great deal on our trade-in as
well as the purchase price. The
dealership was very patient with us and
was very low-pressure.... I would
highly recommend Tracy Honda, see Hal!


Best Features

The handling is amazing!!!! Makes a u- turn better than our Nissan Altima (traded it). The DVD system is beautiful, the picture is so clear and the headphones sound like your in a theater! This SUV has a definate "quality" look and feel!!!!


Worst Features

Haven't found anything that needs improvement!!! Love It!


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