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A smart choice
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By Akk
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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A perfect SUV! Reasonably styled, exceptionally built. Very smooth and powerful engine, good pickup, smartly placed controls, comfortable interiors (I have Pilot EX-Navi). Versatile SUV with good fuel economy for an SUV. The only maintenance has been routine checkups. Wish side airbags, moonroof were available. Size is a plus... large interior and cargo room, but looks/drives like a midsize. Paid close to invoice price.


Best Features

Engine/powertrain, cargo/passenger room, interior materials/controls.


Worst Features

Side airbags, moonroof, defogger for rear side windows.


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By Michael S
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Really like how the various controls are in good reach and seem easy to run. Roomy and well made, I like the little additions that make it comfortable. Only drawback seems to be space around the driver's seat...you lose something down the sides and it's almost impossible to retreive.


Best Features

A/C and heating controls VERY easy and well labeled.


Worst Features

Remake driver's seat so there is more access around the seat or it's closed around the seat so you can't loose things down the side of it.


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Excellent SUV
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By Betasigman
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the best vehicle I have ever owned in terms of utility and function. Considering I've owned a '89 Toyota Camry, '95 Isuzu Rodeo and '97 Infiniti Q45t, this is the one that you can take anywhere, anytime and with anything.


Best Features

Navigation system.


Worst Features

Bluetooth technology.


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Top of the line
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By Johnny Hunt
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The absolute, best vehicle I have ever owned. Driving it is a pure pleasure. I have owned toyotas, fords, and isuzus in the past. No other vehicle can hold a candle to my 2005 Honda pilot L ex,navigation. I love this SUV!


Best Features

Navagation system, Leather seats,the way it handles on the hyway and in the city.


Worst Features

None, this vehical is perfect


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Nice vehicle but needs a few adjustments
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By patman
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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It is hard to go wrong with a Honda. However, there a few quirks with the 2005 Pilot. While the interior is spacious and the instrument panel well laid out, leg room comfort of the driver is less than desirable. Honda needs to rethink the placement of the emergency brake - it interferes with those of us with moderate and long legs. It is hard to strech out and take advantage of the foot rest with brake pedal where it is. The stiff rear-hatch tension makes it hard to close an open hatch - particluarly while carrying something. Acceleration is often jerky and unrefined - particularly in city driving. The sound systems is OK, but could use improvment - my cd changer was broken at delivery


Best Features

Cruise control and radio controls on steering wheel. Power window switch design. Intrument panel layout. 3rd row seat - stow and go. Rear A/C manual control.


Worst Features

Improved GAS MILEAGE! Relocation of parking brake. Better exterior color selections. More felxibility in options.


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