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Best SUV if you have small kids
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Sam
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My wife hates to drive a minivan, so we end up buying the Honda Pilot. This vehicle is so spacious inside that you can bring along almost anything from big tents to huge coolers. This is the ideal car to take to the beach or go camping. For everyday use, this vehicle performs like any other car. But when you need to go pick up big stuff at home depot or lowe's , then this car will give you a smile that lasts all day.


Best Features

It is very kid-friendly with a cup holder everywhere you turn.


Worst Features

Add more insulation to reduce road noise and a bigger nav screen.


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Safety is questionable
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By ex
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My 05 Honda Pilot would come to a grinding halt without warning. The incidents occurred 3 times - 2 from taking off from a stop light and the 3rd time while driving a 55 mph. I was lucking all three cases that the individuals behind me were paying close attention.


Best Features

The open feeling while driving the vehicle and the third row seat.


Worst Features

find and fix the issue causing the vehicle to be unsafe.


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2005 Honda Pilot EX-L-RES
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By charles
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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First of two new Pilots we own. Bought a 2007 just because of how great this vehicle performs. We are a tall family and like the expansive window area. This one was hit(at 33000mi) in the rear by a '06 Infinity G35x. Totaled the Infinity but only damaged the rear bumper, tailgate, exhaust, driver, passenger seat and cross member. Honda repaired and drives straight as an arrow. Still very reliable at 49,000 mi. Need tires by winter(dealer say most pilots tires do not last this long-We drive city/hwy and mountain roads) Get 20 mpg with air conditioning on or off.


Best Features

Heated seats, and all the standard features on a EX-L-RES.


Worst Features

Very poor heating and cooling for back seat(considering a 2009 Pilot to replace the 2007). Too hot in summer and too cold in winter. Front seats are flat and prefer the new design on the 2007.


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Good all around Car
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By sneeky127
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I waited until a nice long road trip to rate this car. Car was awesome on a 2400 mile round trip to FL and back with two kid,two strollers three big suitcases and all the stuff that goes along with a 3 year old and a 1 year old. Car got a little over 21 mpg. I think that is pretty good as I was averaging 80 mph with a loaded down car. Smooth, tight ride with plenty of power. I love the V6, lots of torque. I would improve a little on interior styling (which Honda may have already done). We were shopping for the 08 highlander and bought the 05 Pilot as the used highlanders weren't big enough and the used pilot had similar space as the new Highlander and a much better price! Certified used.


Best Features

Power, Honda reliability. Smooth ride with low road noise for a suv.


Worst Features

Interior styling. Also would like a radio with the digital read out, stereo sounds awesome, I added an aftermarket HD Radio receiver for more listening options.


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Cracked seats..
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By PFH
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2005 Honda Pilot LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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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