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After 3 Years, Still a Great Vehicle
By Austin on 12/03/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

We purchased this car new based primarily on safety and reliability rankings. Haven't had to test safety, but reliability and quality have been excellent.
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Noise
By John F on 11/20/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Bought this car used just before a 1800 mile round trip. The road noise is terrible unless the road is smooth as glass. Interstate highways that have been resurfaced caused so much noise that conversation or listening to the radio is impossible. Secondary roads very bad too. The car has new Goodyear Integrity tires. Is there any tire that will dampen road noise? The drivers seat is uncomfortable. At idle, the radiator cooling fan creates a rumble that resonates through the car. The AC fan just started creating a pulsing fan noise. I'm very dissatisfied and about ready to a loss on the price I paid and dump this car and go back to Ford or GM.
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Just what a starting family needed
By Out of 714 on 12/30/08 11:39 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

We got the outgoing 2008 Pilot EX-L at a great deal as the 2009's were coming in later that month. We are glad we went with the Pilot as this is my 4th Honda product. Chose the mocha metallic with saddle leather seats. The lighter color gave it the sense of more room and upscale over the gray available in the darker models. Lots of room for the baby's carseat and easy hook up to the latches. Tons of room in cargo area with 3rd row folded. Stroller and groceries fit with room to spare. Engine is very smooth and eases with on ramps and passing. The interior is a little dated, but after 5 years of this model, Honda has worked out all the bugs by now
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Compromise well done
By JoshYi on 07/28/08 07:02 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

CR-V's gas mileage and handling is much better. However, the year-end discounted price was almost the same as CR-V, and one big car in the house wouldn't hurt. Didn't like the look of 2009 Pilot. It's a set of best compromises that we settled on.
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2008 Honda Pilot
By gulfcoast23 on 05/28/08 20:50 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Solid SUV. Average performance for HP and torque. Average gas mileage - could be better; about 13 mpg in city driving. Solid build and ride, good comfort, excellent value due to the big discounts on 2008 Pilot's. Value is what sold me. Looked at Murano, Acura RDX, RAV4 w/V6, and Honda CR-V. So far so good...
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belt noise revisited
By pdoff on 04/18/08 12:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Still too early to report on gas mileage. Wrote partial review earlier about belt/pulley noise. Third time was a charm, dealership stepped up and replaced my Pilot. I picked out another EX-L off the lot and started fresh. Great customer service. Much nicer experience. Fun to drive? Come on it's a nice sedate transporter. Hopefully this time it will be Honda quiet and reliable. Like a great minivan without all the room and stereotype.
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Belt noise
By Pdoff on 04/10/08 14:28 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Would like to write a review, unfortunately, the car was been in repairs since I bought it. Heard squeaking like a fan belt slipping on day one. Returned it to dealer and they started replacing parts, (belt tensioner, alternator). Seems like they are just guessing. Tomorrow is day three and maybe will get it back then, maybe not. Fourth new Honda, third in 8 years. Will see how dealer/ Honda handles it. So far obviously not impressed. Performance and fuel economy are guesses, less than 100 miles on it. Fun to drive, it's a practicable conveyance or should be.
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"it's a Honda"
By Jeff on 03/21/08 16:26 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Well we finally pulled the trigger and purchased the 2008 Pilot EX-L AWD. We first test drove the VP, then the EX- L. The leather seats are far more comfortable, heated seats too! Nice...It handles very well, plenty of zip, and Honda reliability. I thought about buying an American product for about 2 seconds, then came to my senses. This is our third new Honda, Civic/Accord, now Pilot. My fellow Americans, before you buy anything else, test drive this car.
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Nice Truck, Very Good Value
By BrianG on 11/01/07 16:09 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Bought to replace an aging Isuzu Rodeo we're very happy with our Pilot. The Pilot is comfortable, a pleasure to drive, and of course Honda reliability. Acceleration is very good and noise levels are reasonable. The 2nd and 3rd row seats are easy to use and, folded down, they provide a large cargo area. Leather trim is nicely done and the two-tone effect of the Saddle color is attractive.
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