2004 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We bought our Pilot brand new in 2/2004 as a "do it all" vehicle. We looked at the Highlander (too expensive & small) and the Forester XT (way fun to drive but alas, too small. We ended up buying the Piolt EX-L. We are impressed with the ride quality and the road manners. A couple of faults have dampened our enthusiasm. The main seal started leaking oil at 55,000 miles. The dealer took care of that under warranty. Driver's side seat- heater went on the blink and burned your tush. This is a known issue with the pilot and the dealer denied that it was a problem. Brake rotors warping & paint job is uneven. Honda could have done better! A tip for Honda, listen to your customers! Don't be arrogant
Ride quality, space utilization, traction in inclement weather.
Paint quality, road noise, larger brake rotors, tune engine for low-end torque, listen to your customers when they bring problems to your attention!