I bought this car with over a 100K on it and have had it for about a year.
So far it has been fantastic!
It has nice power and runs very well.
A couple months ago I hit a big Ohio deer and I barely felt it. Me and my family were completely safe, which made me very happy I bought this SUV.
Last winter I could not get my Odyssey up my long driveway in the snow, with this, it's a breeze.
The leather is comfortable.
The kids love the heated seats. I'm 6'4" and it's very roomy.
Sound system is awesome.
I average about 19.6mpg.
On a long trip through Canada I actually had 25mpg highway. It's used, buy the extended warranty if you're worried about the tranny going and drive worry free!
I bought my 2004 Pilot EX-L in Dec 2008 with 52,900 miles. I'm now at 110,300 miles. I am a DIY mechanic and have done all the scheduled maintenance myself. The 17 city and 22 hwy fuel ratings are not accurate. Best highway was 21 and routinely get 18-19mpg in mixed driving at high altitude in Colorado and Wyoming. When I lived in Southern California, I routinely got 15-16mpg in mixed driving and a highway best of 19. So fuel quality and altitude definitely effect fuel economy. I've replaced motor mounts, spark plugs, shocks/struts, timing belt, and valve adjustments. Overall a great vehicle with no transmission problems.
The car has a smooth ride, and road noise is minimal on highway. We added a hitch and roof rack, and with 6 adults and loaded with cargo, the car handles quite nicely except that it is underpowered, especially if it's fully loaded. Acceleration and hill climbs are slower than I would like. This car has a lot of cargo space with room for car seats in 2nd and 3rd rows, though access to 3rd row can be a bit challenging for an average adult. 3rd row is best for kids or small adults as legroom is limited. We are happy with this car. Great family or roadtrip vehicle. It's held its value well, and we will be holding on to it for a long time.
We bought our Pilot in Feb. 2012.
It had approximately 87,000 miles on it.
I upgraded from a Honda Civic to get more space for kids, cargo, and to have a great roadtrip vehicle for the family.
Our Pilot has been everything we needed and more.
All we've done is regular maintenance, and we have had no problems.
It drives like a dream on the highway and has TONS of space for carseats, kid stuff, and other cargo.
We are adding a hitch for a cargo rack and the running boards next, and it'll be perfect.
We are very pleased with our Pilot and will be keeping it as long as it runs!
My 2004 Pilot EXL is still great after 8 years and over 200,000 miles.
I bought it in spring of '06 when it had 50k miles, so someone before me drove a lot, too. I've not had all the issues I've read about, but I don't abuse the vehicle. I get oil changes every 5-6k miles, but do spread out the scheduled maintenances and fluid changes a bit more due to quickly rolling up highway miles.
My Pilot replaced a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 that had the gas-guzzling 5.2 liter V8. The main reason I replaced the JGC was due to terrible gas mileage (9-15) and slipping transmission. I've not had any transmission issues with my Pilot, but I don't abuse it, either!