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#65 of 77 Re: Rough going for the 2011 Pilot [vrm]
Mar 22, 2011 (3:36 pm)
Yes - this Pilot deserves criticism. Honda overpromised and underdelivered.
For a vehicle, which touts is safety, getting 4 stars is like getting a F grade in class
As an owner of a 2007 Pilot EX-L and now a 2011 Pilot EX-L I agree in some ways that the new Pilot isn't as good as the old one. I preferred my 2007 as far as, looks and size, but the seats were horrible, one of the reasons I sold it. The 2011 seats are much better.
As for safety, well, after being involved in an accident just over a month after buying my 2011 Pilot I can honestly say the car could not have done better. It kept me and my husband safe, for that I have no regrets that I bought it.
I'm looking forward to getting it back from the body shop and hope I never have to go through that again.
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May 23, 2011 (12:29 pm)
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#68 of 77 11 pilot ex-l w/nav
May 30, 2011 (7:05 pm)
just left a deal of 3k down 15k miles per year and 450 per month including tax, for 36 months, on an ex-l w/nav in nnj brother in law said that was too much to put as a down payment what do you guys think ???
#70 of 77 Re: Rough going for the 2011 Pilot [vrm]
Jun 12, 2011 (10:18 am)
It is also clear to me that Honda cannot improve their new models. I own a 2004 Pilot since new (among others). I have driven the new model (well 3 year old new) and don't like it as much as the 04. The wind and road noise has not been addressed and they all have a transaxle noise that only I seem to hear.. But someone tell me what 4 wheel drive is out there that has the width to load 4 foot wide plywood!?
And to not get a 5 star rating is an F.
I think the Japs are going the route of our domestics.
#71 of 77 Re: Really Bad MPG [fio1022]
Jun 20, 2011 (10:01 am)
I have put 6 tanks of gas tru my 2011 pilot. I am really pleased with the gas mileage. On a long trip in Wisconsin , relatively flat, I got 23.9 mpg on the highway. The worst I got was 15.9 and that was towing a 3000 pound boat. You must have something wrong, dragging, etc.
#72 of 77 2011 Honda Touring
Jul 21, 2011 (4:28 pm)
Just purchased a fully loaded 2011 White Diamond Pearl Pilot with gray interior. We have about 300 miles on the car. First impressions are positive. Smooth, quiet ride. Dealership in Lynnwood Washington was first class throughout the entire buying experience.
We plan on taking many road trips with this vehicle. Before selecting the Pilot, we checked out around a dozen other SUV's. The Honda fit our needs, just right.
Aug 10, 2011 (9:59 am)
I am purchasing a Thule crossbar/ski rack system and the crossbars come is different lengths, 43", 47", 53" and 60".
I do not want the bars to extend past the width of the car and wanted to know if anyone knows which size will go the width of the Pilot without extending over?
I am not at home so I can't do this now but I am looking to buy a car rack for my 2011 Pilot.