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Proud Pilot Owner
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By KellyMarie
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2005 Honda Pilot SUV LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I've had my pilot for about 8 months now. Between work, college, and family I put many miles on my pilot and find it is still very reliable. Although it cost me more than I wanted to spend this car is truly a great investment. I bought it knowing that I will have a family someday and this vehicle will stand the test of time. Got into an accident a month after I bought it. Totaled half of the other vehicle. My pilot had nothing but a scratch on the bumper and I didn't even know I hit the other car. Safety is one of the best features of the Pilot. I never felt the impact of the accident! I spent a year researching before making my purchase. Glad I picked the Pilot!


Best Features

Steering Wheel Controls, 6 CD Changer, Decent Gas Mileage (for a vehicle of its size), Safety, Enough room for family and friends! Handles great in the crazy New England weather! Great Air Condition and Heat ! Climate controls work very quickly!


Worst Features

Car Alarm isn't sensitive enough. A neighbors son broke the back window with a rock and the alarm didn't trigger. Can't put back windows down if doing over 25, horrible noise!


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Solid SUV
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By soccermom
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2005 Honda Pilot SUV LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I debated between my 2005 Honda Pilot and a 2008 Jeep Commander. I settled on the Honda. Love the room and cargo space. I seldom use the 3rd row seating but it is roomy for the kids. The gas mileage is not bad for this SUV. Has great get up and go and looks nice on the road!


Best Features

Nice looking, roomy and smooth ride.


Worst Features

Back glass lift instead of having to lift the entire back door.


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Cracked seats..
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By PFH
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Vehicle

2005 Honda Pilot SUV LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Had driver's (leather) seat skin replaced twice in first two years because of cracked side panel. Replaced whole seat bottom including foam last year. That is three seats in less than three years. Now they say no more warranty to replace both front cracked seats. This on a car only three years old. Passenger seat is now cracked on the side panel as well.


Best Features

engine trans..


Worst Features

better ride quality


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2005 Honda Pilot Review
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By Joanne Goodale
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Vehicle

2005 Honda Pilot SUV LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I love driving this Pilot. We've have taken it on several road trips and have found it extremely comfortable with plenty of room for luggage. Also, the 3rd row seat has come in handy many times. You can split the second and third row seats which is offers different options for passengers and baggage. The turning radius is better than my volvo's.


Best Features

I enjoy the ride of the Pilot. I also love the size, not too big and not too small. Also love the turning radius.


Worst Features

None.


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What am I missing?
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By threeputt
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2005 Honda Pilot SUV LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I should have posted this sooner. My wife and leased our '05 Pilot in September of '05. The dealer drove it himself and put 5k miles on it. The seats are uncomfortable. Spongy braking, hiccuppy acceleration, upper body roll, poor sound and a noisy interior. On the positive side, good turn radius, good build(lousy seat belts) quality. Based upon what I've read from others, this vehicle is overrated. Never, and I repeat never, let your wife tell a Honda order taker that she absolutely loves it. They will never back off on price. I'm on the hook for another year. Then, he lease is UP!!!!!


Best Features

None.


Worst Features

See above.


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