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#107 of 129 Re: Braking problem question [catherine3]
Apr 04, 2006 (4:05 pm)
I'm having the same braking problem on my 2004 Pilot. The dealer can't find the problem and so won't fix it. Have you had any luck??
#108 of 129 Driving experience with 05 EX-L pilot on Sand!!
Jun 21, 2006 (6:22 pm)
I lived in NJ and did give my pilot (05 EX-L)an ultimate challenge when driving on beach sand. Although, I flat my tire to around 20 psi, it still got stuck when I stop, The wheel keep spinning!!! I put on the VTM-4 Lock and gear 2. It spinned little bit and started moving again. I noticed a yellow light showing that my trans is over heated. However, it disappeared after the car back on normal paved road and regular gear. I hope I didn't blow my trans and I never want to give it another try! I just wonder if anyone try driving the Pilot on sand like mine! The vehicle did awesome job on snow though. With around 2 feet of snow, the car still handle great without spinning. Just get a feel if anyone has any driving experience on snow or sand .
#109 of 129 Re: Driving experience with 05 EX-L pilot on Sand!! [tran]
Jun 22, 2006 (8:17 am)
I have experience with both ... just not with the Pilot. Like you, I found out the Pilot does great in the snow.
I'm not surprised to hear it was not so great in the sand. I would never have tried it, personally. Sand is a whole different beast and vehicles much more off-roadable than the Pilot have a tough time with it. I AM surprised you got out at all. I didn't think the Pilot could do even that, frankly. I'm not dissing it, of course, I'm just reiterating my point that sand has defeated much tougher vehicles on my watch.
#110 of 129 Hello, newbie here
Jul 28, 2006 (9:33 pm)
I just got my first Honda, a 2006 Pilot EX-L, W/RES and AWD two days ago. My wonderful hubby bought it for me as a graduation from nursing school gift. What planet have I been on to have never bought a Honda before? I never knew a vehicle could make me so happy! I love my Pilot, really really love it. I am trying to decipher all the vehicle washing/detailing tips, if anyone can help please email me.
Jul 29, 2006 (5:25 pm)
I'm now a proud owner of a 2006 Honda Pilot EX 4WD in Amazon Green. The vehicle has already been proudly named (Yes, I name all my vehicles) 'The Beast'. Got it with 7 miles on it and by this evening after work, has already gotten 175 miles. Yes, I have been doing some driving by the end of this coming week will more than likely be at 1000 miles. All in all I can say I'm liking the Pilot. I have a running bet with my wife how long it's going to take to reach 5000 miles.
#113 of 129 Re: Hello [odie6l]
Jul 30, 2006 (8:23 pm)
Odie...any special precautions you are taking for breaking the vehicle in, I am correct to assume that some of those 1,000 miles will be on the highway do you plan on keeping it under a certain speed since it is a new engine. I guess I am asking is there any special caution needed to break-in the engine?
#114 of 129 Re: Hello [kalbo607]
Jul 31, 2006 (12:42 pm)
As of this afternoon (monday) I hit 255 miles. I travel 60% highway, 20% Rural (country roads), 10% City, 10% dirt/gravel/trail roads. Mostly the roads around Hershey,Pa are highway roads (55-65mph), but you come across some nice out of the way backroads that don't have much traffic (35-45mph), and some that are twisty(25-35mph). So the break-in period for me is with-in the 1st 5000 miles. I try to stay on the highways during that time more-so. But PA has a max speed limit of 65, but during the break in, unless it's a major highway with 65, I'll stay about 55-60 mph, unitl 5000 miles.
#115 of 129 2007 AWD EX-L with RES
Apr 01, 2007 (7:10 pm)
Just bought a 2007 AWD EX-L with RES. I did a lot of research and this is by far the best value for money SUV out there. I used to own a 2002 Landcruiser. The only improvements I can think of is the option to have full-time 4 Wheel drive (All wheel drive) rather than the on-demand 4-wheel drive and more towing capacity. The Mercedez GL 320 CDI can tow 7500 lbs and it is unibody construction like the Pilot.
#116 of 129 Three children
Apr 12, 2007 (4:19 pm)
I have a question about those of you who purchased a Pilot and also had children. I have three children, only one still in a car seat. How many children do you owners have? Do any of you have three children, one in a car seat? How often do you use the third row seats? Do you use this car to travel/where do you put your luggage? Thanks. Any help would be great!