by anthonysch on Jan 9, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my Pilot in 04 and it has been mechanically reliable and comfortable with the exception of the AC. After 45k the compressor went out and I was quoted 1500 dollars for the repair. I also had another Honda with the same problem. The dealership was willing to give me a small break on the repair, no doubt because they are fully aware of the problem. I have 200k on my Camry and the air works great. Honda, please upgrade your cheap ACs.
by mathspiffy on Sep 29, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We bought our Pilot in Feb. 2012.
It had approximately 87,000 miles on it.
I upgraded from a Honda Civic to get more space for kids, cargo, and to have a great roadtrip vehicle for the family.
Our Pilot has been everything we needed and more.
All we've done is regular maintenance, and we have had no problems.
It drives like a dream on the highway and has TONS of space for carseats, kid stuff, and other cargo.
We are adding a hitch for a cargo rack and the running boards next, and it'll be perfect.
We are very pleased with our Pilot and will be keeping it as long as it runs!
by fukengroovin on Aug 21, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my 2004 Pilot EX-L in Dec 2008 with 52,900 miles. I'm now at 110,300 miles. I am a DIY mechanic and have done all the scheduled maintenance myself. The 17 city and 22 hwy fuel ratings are not accurate. Best highway was 21 and routinely get 18-19mpg in mixed driving at high altitude in Colorado and Wyoming. When I lived in Southern California, I routinely got 15-16mpg in mixed driving and a highway best of 19. So fuel quality and altitude definitely effect fuel economy. I've replaced motor mounts, spark plugs, shocks/struts, timing belt, and valve adjustments. Overall a great vehicle with no transmission problems.
Leather-equipped EX models get heated seats and side mirrors as standard equipment. Honda has improved the navigation system this year with a larger database, and all models have improved walk-in accessibility to the third-row seat. All Hondas have a seatbelt reminder system added for 2004.