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2005 Honda Pilot

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Great car
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Eric
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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love after 10 years
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By lena
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I had times with 13 mpg in the city traffic holdups. So prepare to pay for gas. Reliable, but dealer maintenance prices are $500-650 after a few years.


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So far, so good...
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By golfguy
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought this pilot used about 1 year ago and so far it has met my high expectations. It rides great, has plenty of interior room for anything we want to carry, will pull a medium sized trailer with no problem, and I'm happy.


Best Features

I like the easy fold-down second row seats, and I like the ride.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage would be nice!


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Wins for its use of interior space
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By Mike
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We test drove all the midsize SUV's looking for one with economical V6 power, good looks, and ample interior space. The Pilot won the contest for its excellent use of space on the inside. 8-person capacity (assuming some of those 8 are kids), a plethora of storage places, and fold-flat rear seats. While I am not a fan of column shifters, it allowed Honda to really make the center console useful. The exterior styling is so-so. The navigation system is touch-screen and fully operable while driving (for better or worse) but otherwise pales in comparison to the Pathfinder's. The Pathfinder also trumps the Pilot with regards to performance. The Pilot can handle light-to-moderate off-road use.


Best Features

Interior roominess and storage space, generally car-like ride, reasonably economical V6 with decent power, rear windows roll all the way down, touch-screen navigation.


Worst Features

Better exterior design, less body roll in corners, variable cylinder management (VCM), improved seats, better graphics in navigation system.


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Happy with my purchase
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By FJT
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I just got my Pilot at around end of August. I really am happy with my purchase so far. The ride is quiet and smooth even on freeway. It also fits our needs. I like the fact that it is so versatile & roomy. For the most part, i love the improvements Honda has added to the '05 models. (i.e. EBD(electronic brake distribution), VSA(vehicle stability assistance), sunroof, more horsepower (15 horses more than previous models), TPMS(tire pressure monitoring system & lots more. I just think there is still room for improvements but other than that....EXCELLENT SUV!!!


Best Features

Love the Navi, visibility on all windows, quietness, sunroof, homelink, adjustable 2nd row seats for more legroom, Leather seats, center console, lots of cupholders, integrated remote key and fob


Worst Features

Fuel economy, the looks of rear tailights/front facia, dual exhaust, illuminated steering wheel controls, side curtain airbags, in-dash (not underneath the driver's seat) 6 disc cd changer, voice recognition for navi, gear shift lever location, Daytime Running Lights


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