2011 Honda Pilot Consumer Review: current pilot owners trading u

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By mic14 on


2011 Honda Pilot LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Purchased 2.5 yrs ago and is a major dissappointment. Also own 2003 (which we love). If trading up from that, you will be very dissappointed. + smoother transmission v. 2003. road noise better Neg.: recall problems - inferior paint resulting in rust - is happening to ours. Also serious recall on missing airbag harness screws. Other issues: terrible mileage, transmission problems - stranded us on a road trip & not covered by warranty, door hinges mis-aligned so door wouldn't close properly, undersized brakes - rotors warped at 10,000 miles, poor location of shifter (knock into neutral with knee) reduced center console space/clausterphobic, cheap materials, stain prone seats/cant get out

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Honda seems to have skimped on this redsign a couple of years ago much like the panned Civic redesign. If you own the 1st generation pilot like us, we recommend looking at alternatives versus buying this generation. Drove the Ford Explorer this year and was surprised how much better it was. This car needs improved mileage, interior upgrade, serious improvement in reliability/quality.
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