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Still going strong after 131,000 miles
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By James D
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2012 Honda Pilot EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The car is a good all purpose vehicle. Not the most frilliest, nor the fastest, nor the most plush ride. The Pilot is part truck, part minivan, part car. Very practical from the daily commute to hauling a trailer and camping. I can load this with kids or garden supplies (or both!) If you want luxury, go get a Escalade, if you want a sports SUV, go get a Cayenne, if you want the everyperson versatile vehicle that you can rely on to not leave you stranded in ice, snow, rain or just broken down, buy this!


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Honda Pilots are vehicles people dream of!
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By Greg
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2012 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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They are a bit pricey but hold great value. You can appreciate the feel of quality in the vehicle every time you drive one.


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Best road trip auto ever
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By lb46
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2012 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Road trips are a dream in this super comfortable, safe, and reliable SUV with the most storage space of all mid-sized competitors. Climate control includes individual thermostats for driver, passenger, and rear seats plus heated seats up front. The materials are excellent and after 85K miles over 4 years, our Pilot EX-L looks new. We rarely use the third row seat and found more than ample storage for camping trips and multiple-venue road trips lasting up to 6 weeks. The ride is more like a well designed sedan rather than a rough riding SUV. In all, the best road trip auto ever.


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5 years humming
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By Andy
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2012 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My 2012 Honda Pilot EX-L is a good vehicle. Bought it certified used from a reputable dealership 2 years ago with 25K miles. I've driven it another 25K miles. It's roomy, reliable and safe. I keep it properly maintained and in my 2 years of ownership I've had: 5 synthetic oil changes, new brake rotors and pads replaced once and cabin and air filters replaced twice. I just replaced the right front and rear wheel bearings and had to replace the front lower control arm bushings. Repairs were done by a trusted local mechanic. Combined repairs have cost ~$3,000, mainly in the 5th year. While certainly not "maintenance free" (if such a vehicle exists after 5 years) any vehicle driven the equivalent of twice round the planet will require new brakes and some suspension repairs, particularly when the vehicle is driven in the NYC metro area where crappy pavement on roads and highways abound. All things considered, I'm very pleased with the 2012 Honda Pilot EX-L and recommend it for its reliability, security, comfort, and roomy interior space.


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Pilot Perfection
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By Herb Twiss
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2012 Honda Pilot EX-L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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5 years old is my 2012 pilot. Zero maintenance costs other than oil/filter. Great leather seats with heat and lumbar. Smooth acceleration and quiet ride. Buy one if you can.


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