Last post on Sep 17, 2010 at 2:29 PM
You are in the Honda Pilot
What is this discussion about?
Honda Pilot, SUV
Sep 19, 2009 (3:11 pm)
I've always thought the conversation mirrors were a bad idea. People should watch the road instead. Same applies to cellphone usage.
EVERY car has it's pluses and minus and no car will please everybody.
Plastic panels can and will come loose on all cars. This is why we have warranties.
I recently had a lady trade in a Rav-4 with 2000 miles. She just hated it for a number of reasons. She bought a CRV which she loves. the Rav-4 was quickly sold and hopefully it's new owner isn't bothered by the trival things that bothered the lady who traded it in.
#20 of 21 Re: I wonder about the brakes......... [chuckfromli]
Sep 21, 2009 (6:59 pm)
We have an '08 Ex-L edition and have not noticed any braking issues. We have ~40k miles on it.
For the record, this is my wife's favorite car in her 25 years of driving vehicles. (I will admit, we have the convex mirror by the sunroof, but she never uses it...drives her nuts).
As for gas mileage, it's not great - I'll admit that. But for us, it pulls our boat just fine, hauls a bunch of kids and some bags/sports stuff when necessary, is very comfortable on long rides (rides like a car in our opinion), handles great in Minnesota winters, has enough giddy-up - though granted, it's not quick - and overall has been a terrific vehicle for us. Our plan is to hold onto ours for another 7 years (probably 180k miles total at that point) and then give it to our son when he turns 16. I also own a 2005 Acura TL that has 50k miles on it and we plan on driving that for another 5 years until we can give it to our daughter. Aside from a couple volkswagens we owned when we were younger, these are our first foreign vehicles. We have been very pleased w/our decision to purchase Honda/Acura vehicles.
#21 of 21 Re: I wonder about the brakes......... [strokeoluck2]
Sep 17, 2010 (2:29 pm)
What is the weight of your boat/tow? I'm struggling with the purchase of a new pilot. My wife's family have a boat up north and when we stay up there, I'd love to be able to take the boat out, but I've been reading conflicting things about the Pilot towing a boat.
Off hand I don't know the size/weight of the boat, but it's definitely a smaller boat. They have a Durango that tows it and if I remember correctly, they have similar tow capacities?