2005 Honda Pilot Consumer Review: Just an "OK"

2005 Honda Pilot - Consumer Review

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LX 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Just an "OK"
By Focl on


2005 Honda Pilot LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


This car didn't live up to my expectations. It's my first Honda and I was surprised that the cockpit has several ergonomic issues. The automatic transmission has the strangest kick down I've ever experienced. It feels like someone's putting on the brakes. Speaking of brakes, the ABS system kick in way too early when braking easy on wet roads causing the car to skid forward much further than you expect it too! Very scary in light snow or rain!!! Every time you step on the brake you get a loud thumping in the rear which is undoubtedly the gas slapping the inside of the tank (annoying).

Worst Features

On the dash the R-N-D-D3 indicator lights are way too bright and can't be adjusted with the rest of the instrument cluster and gas "empty" light is so dull you don't know it came on unless you look at it!!!
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By bengbus
on 11/19/15 10:58 AM (PST)

if you are having hard shifts get a transmission flush. ABS reduces your stopping distance.... it's proven and that's why it was made. "Very scary in light snow or rain!!!" Put it in 4WD and slow down.... That's what 4WD is for, crappy weather.

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