Disappointed in first Honda
By Bob Rapoza on
2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Purchased this Honda because it carries up to 8 people we didn't want a bigger SUV. The battery died in the first year while on a trip, had to replace it. The rear latch for the hatch has fallen off three times and I have had to screw it back on. Makes a loud noise when driving at highway speed with windows down. Now at 63,000 miles, we have a broken motor mount. None of these items are serious, but I expected more from Honda, especially for the money we paid (we purchased the top model of the Pilot). The gas mileage also isn't very good for a 6 cylinder.
Styling, smooth ride at highway speed.
Improve build quality. We bought the Honda because its reputation as a well built car.