2003 Honda Pilot User Reviews

2003 Honda Pilot Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"space" 7 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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2003 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD Review
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easy handling, easy loading, and plenty of room with third row seating.

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A/C is a little weak

markreed67
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Great Suv — I think this is a great vehicle. Very reliable and comfortable. Easy to maintain and drive. Navigation is very accurate and it is a very versital vehicle. It's at its best onThe highway. It really drive smooth on the highway.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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Absolutely one of the best family sized suvs on the market. Way to go honda

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Nothing

pca26
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Wounderful — I like all of it. Go test drive one today you wont be sorry. If you have a big family like I do you will love the room the pilot offers. It also has just enough luxury , but not too much.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Great all-around family vehicle. Excellent repair history.

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Outdated navigation.

westfield
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Relaible Family Car For The Past 15 Years. — Th 2003 Honda Pilot EX-L is a great all around family vehicle. We used it for commuting, school pickup/drop off and family vacations. Very roomy with fold down seats for trips to the local home store. Not the most stylish vehicle, but definitely reliable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Really great vehicle.  Good ride and lots of cargo space.  313,000 miles and still going strong.

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Fuel economy not the greatest.  Only 21 MPG on highway and about 17 in the city.

LLennert
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Would Buy It Again. — If you want an SUV for hauling stuff and still be comfortable on a 400 mile drive, the 2003 Honda Pilot was a good choice. I am sure newer Honda models are even better. How can an you argue with 313,000 miles and still humming along?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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8 passenger, off-roadability, reliable.

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Fuel economy

tjsteinauer
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Great Vehicle — Had this pilot for 8 years and it's been great for us. We use it camping, long trips, around town, and for some off-road. We bought it with 95k miles and it has 183k now. Very little maintenance costs or problems.

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2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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Very reliable!  Had since 2004 and had to only do basic maintenance.  Very comfortable ride!  Great in Minnesota snow!

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Gas mileage not that great.

terrymruz
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Reliable Honda — Felt very safe in the Pilot. Great vehicle for taking on a trip. Would recommend highly to anyone looking for a great family vehicle! I would probably drive it into the ground, but I'll get there before this SUV does!

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Plenty of cargo space for family hauling...sports equipment, Christmas trees, groceries, baby stuff.  Easy to handle and decent gas mileage for its size and power.  I found I got better mileage, particularly on the highway, than estimated.  The best thing about this SUV is that the back deck window is flat so you can actually see out of it.  Those SUVs with curved windows are almost impossible to see out of.

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No real negatives except that I wish manufacturers would do a better job of sound proofing all makes and models!

Honda1fan
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I Loved This Car! I Just Don't Need A Third Car Anymore. — There is nothing to dislike about this car. It looks great, it is a great family car for hauling the kids with all their equipment and the rear fold down seating (3rd row) is a bonus we have used many times. It may be a little cramped for adults for a long trip, but not bad for short ones. The second row of seats is plenty roomy. Good driving in all weather. Extremely reliable car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD Review
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This is a very nice, clean and Honda dependable SUV.  I just replaced the battery with an AC/Delco and replaced both headlight bulbs.  (The headlights are clear and bright).

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This Pilot has a third row seat that would be a little tight for taller individuals.

yellowjacket33
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Clean Title With No Accidents — The only thing that I do not like are the front seat headrests as they do not adjust. The drivers side has a power seat and the passenger side is manual. The second row of seats have a slight recline that is nice. There is good leg room in the middle row and not so much in the third row. The V6-240 horse power has adequate acceleration and I was very pleased with the gas mileage. It is a midsized SUV that you feel that you are in control of.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rock solid. Plenty of power! Can you say Vtec? Comfortable inside. Hot heat and cold a/c. Stops quickly for such a heavy vehicle. Cargo room.

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None.

hibern8r
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Best Family Car To Have If You Really Don't Wnat A Mini Van. — This car is comfortable on long trips. Can swallow 4' x 8' sheets of whatever. Is generally very reliable. What I don't like is that Honda knows this transmission has a built in design flaw. I've had mine repaired rather than let Honda put the same thing back in. It has a solid look and feel to it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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The Honda for a family not wanting an Oddysey

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Taking Care Of Bidness When My Crz Can't. — Strong V6 acceleration and it's a Honda for those that don't want an Oddysey. Although my oold Civic Si and EX handled immensely better, they were both stranded in the driveway when it snowed. I don't miss that steep, winding sloping cul du sac whatsoever...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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