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: 4.6 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

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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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pca26 writes:
2003 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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5

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Absolutely one of the best family sized suvs on the market. Way to go honda

Cons

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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Bob writes:
2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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Adequate power, handling, room comfor

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Noise, Mileage

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Bob's Suv — Fully loaded. 3.5L V6 5 sp AUTO. Seats for 8 - (three midgets in the last row).

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terrymruz writes:
2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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5

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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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HMF writes:
2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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4

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Nice over all. Smooth. Tight feel.

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Not fond of front wheel drive.

HMF
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Fine Car For The Price — It's a Honda. Drive like a front wheel drive even though it also has 4x4. It's not flashy, but seems reliable. Fuel mileage seems better than other suv's in its class. Nice radio. This is not my style, but I can see why it would be a favorite for some.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Bob writes:
2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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5

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Adequate power, handling, room, comfort

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Noise, Mileage

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Bob's Suv Fully Loaded. 3.5l V6 5 Sp Auto. Seats For 8 - (three Midgets In The Last Row). — My daily drive. Bought it new in 2003. After 9 years I have 95,000 miles on it. My second Honda. The first one was a small motorcycle many, many years ago. AWD which I rarely use. Occasionally it would come in handy when was out in field at work and off the beaten path. I have been in pretty goey mud where the tires picked up a 2 inch or so layer, but I did not get stuck - very lucky.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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hibern8r writes:
2003 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD Review
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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.

Cons

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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Ian writes:
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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...

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fnyldy1938 writes:
2003 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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Handles well

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Tendancy to roll in tight, fast cornering

fnyldy1938
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I Would Buy Another In A Minute With A Tow Kit — Early model has only acceptable mileage Handles well in bad weather may roll in turns Nicely styled Lasts forever but maintenance is high I can't say this is a fun car unless you need space for large family and shopping

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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John writes:
2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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It will get you there.

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Gas guzzler

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I Love This Car — Great car on snow, rain, dry roads. Steering is tight and responsive. Excellent pickup and rides well at high speeds on the highway. It drinks gas like it's .25 a gallon. Great for hauling the whole family as you can fold down the seats to fit 8 or hide them away to have a huge compartment for moving your best friends.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Branaven writes:
2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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that it has great mileage for its class

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a lot of maintenance

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This Is The Best Of The Mid Size — This vehicle comes with a stock 240hp V6 engine. It has eight seats and comes with auto climate control, towing hook and a outside temperature gauge. The pilot has a 6 disc changer and a dvd player too. I love it!!

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2004 Honda Pilot Reviews

It's A Great Car By omid20205

I have been using this car as extra emergency car and I have not had any issues with it. It runs great and it's very powerful, spacious and the seats are very comfortable, despite of most of SUV, Hond... Read More

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2005 Honda Pilot Reviews

Is Everything It Should Be By phillipfrankreid

This generation Pilot is a screaming value right now. Ours stickered at $32,700 in 2005 and now it's worth about $10K but it is solid as can be. Didn't think twice about changing the timing belt and... Read More

Very Reliable By JudeKnicks

I like that this car is reliable, there are almost no issues, and it hardly needs any repairs. The appearance is not that great, the vehicle is pretty basic, and the wheels are ugly, but the Pilot LX ... Read More

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2006 Honda Pilot Reviews

Sturdy Strong Dependable And Roomy By alykuk

Awesome car with 3rd role seating. The navi is easy to work and the it has enough power with out being a gas guzzler. love that is low maintenance and dependable well made car. great for big famil... Read More

Fn Awesome By stewman97

It's a great car maybe even considered an SUV it's big but not to big. Drives like a dream and it just beautiful to look at inside and out. Every time I get in it I just want to keep driving. There se... Read More

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2007 Honda Pilot Reviews

Our Family Car By Donte

Overall this is a great buy for a family of 4-5. The options and luxury Honda added is all great but the lack of a MP3 or iPod connection sucks. Ride quality and reliability so far is still doing gr... Read More

Nice Looking Car By raysen

very nice looking car and holds more that what it looks like it would from the outside. The only time we had to take it to the shop was for oil changes and tires, very reliable in that regard. I felt ... Read More

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2008 Honda Pilot Reviews

Great Family Car By amalatesta

Overall great car. Smallest, biggest SUV you can get. Options are solid. Leather, moonroof, seating for 8, power everything. V6 is plenty strong (250Hp), the four wheel drive works well for traction b... Read More

Great Family Suv By bsp4444

Car has a nice tight turning radius, rides smooth and has a strong engine that will get up and go when pulling out onto the highway. I was slightly disappointed in the fuel economy, and the seats sta... Read More

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