2004 Honda Pilot User Reviews

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 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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"big space" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"small trip" 2 reviews

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Daniel writes:
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Pretty much everything.

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Nothing really.

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Dependable, Smooth, Quick (for An Suv), And Great! — So, I drive a 2004 Honda Pilot EX. This car is simply great. It has a 3.5L VTEC V6 engine that produces 242 horespower and 240 lb.-ft. torque. For an SUV, the Pilot is quick. It will do 0-60, and to qoute Car & Driver, "well under 8 seconds," in the low 7s. It handles extremely well, also, for an SUV. It has very accurate steering and has that smart all-wheel-drive system that has the car all-wheel drive during acceleration and cruising, then while breaking, it switches to front-wheel drive. It has four break disks, one for each wheel, so the breaking is very good. There is botton that puts the car in "super" 4x4 mode, when really stuck in mud or something, or scaling a really steap slope, but be carefull with it, Honda very strongly recommends not to go over 20 mph in that mode. A very smooth ride with LOTS of room inside. It has a fold-away third row seats, so it holds up to 8 people if needed. The dashboard and counsel are very nice, there is the SAT/NAV option (i didn't get it, though), it has dual front seat warmers, seperate climate controls for the front seats and back seats, DVD entertainment system in the back that is optional as well (i do have that), 6-disc changer option (don't have that), and a bunch of other bottons that do various things as well. It is a very comfy ride, great for long long trips,and for short trips as well, from nice, comfortable, leather seats (optional) to the great DVD entertainment system (optional), to the 3.5L VTEC V6 and the smart all-wheel-drive system, it is a FUN car. Also, it gets pretty good gas milage, roughly 26 mpg on the highway and roughly 22 in the city. I highly recommend the Pilot.

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omid20205 writes:
2004 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD Review
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4

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spacious, very powerful

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high mpg

omid20205
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It's A Great Car — 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, Honda Pilot has a very impressive acceleration.

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Dhonni writes:
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It is roomy and seats 8 comfortably.

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It has a blind spot where you can't see pedestrians crossing the street.

Dhonni
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Caveat Emptor — This car is a great family car, however it can have issues. I have had to do repairs on my 2004 Pilot so often that it has not been worth owning the car. It has 73K miles and already the dealer is telling me it needs a new transmission. What a lemon!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2004pilot writes:
2004 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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Good ride, comfortable, roomy and reliable.

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Average on the mileage.

2004pilot
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Great Car - Good Bargain. — I like the following features of the 2004 Honda Pilot: 1) Good comfortable ride. 2) The vehicle is roomy and can seat up to 8 passengers. 3) Very safe and reliable. 4) It has a large cargo storage. 5) The vehicle handles well in bad weather.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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lots of room. seats 8 people total. able to haul large pieces of lumber in the back with the rear and center seats folded down. love the heated seats. AWD is awesome. gets great MPG for an SUV.

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engine could be more powerful and the radio could have a better cd player so it can play MP3's/

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My First Suv — me and my gramps got this lovely beast when my Thunderbird fell apart. i honestly wanted a Ridgeline but seeing as this was cheaper i decided to get this. after owning it for 6 months, it has grown on me. i use it every day for all sorts of reasons. groceries, emergency response, long distance travel, ect. overall, its a fantastic vehicle for whatever you need it for.

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mspeights writes:
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Very good all around vehicle.

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A little noisy when on highway.  (road noise from rear tires on road).

mspeights
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Excellent — This is a very good all around vehicle. It can seat 7 adults semi comfortably for short trips. When using the 3rd row seats, storage is minimal. When traveling with 4-5 people, storage in the back is sufficient. Ours has held up very well and we have been happy with how it has performed.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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bertfoz writes:
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Very reliable vehicle.  Good visibility for driver.

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Gas mileage is good but not great.  

bertfoz
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Excellent Family Vehicle — Very reliable. Nothing but scheduled maintenance needed. Full maintenance records available on request. Lots of storage space and leg room. We also added running boards to make it easier to get kids in and out of vehicle and a bull bar for safety.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Elizabeth writes:
2004 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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4wd, lots of snow, enough said :)

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If you're looking for the most exciting vehicle, this might not be it for you

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Great Resale Value, Reliable, Room For All My Kids, And Busts Through The Snow Great! — It has enough power to haul around a whole car load, it never needs repairs, and can beat a Northeast Ohio winter. At first it was hard going from Volkswagens to a Honda, but I love love love my Pilot!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rayguerrero2 writes:
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A big, nice looking Honda with a lot of space and amenities.

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A big, bloated Honda that is a waste of space without at least 5 people on-board.

rayguerrero2
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The Honda Suv — There is plenty of space in the Honda Pilot for carrying cargo and passengers. There are split-folding rear seats and even a hidden extra row in the back; just do not expect to put anything but a small toddler in these seats. The car is safe. It has front/side airbags, ABS, stability/traction control and on-demand 4WD that you will probably never use on the typical family commute. Not a bad choice if you need to go big.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Koray writes:
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Agile
Biggest in its class
Advanced 4WD

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Can't think any!

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Best Utility Vehicle In The Market — This is a cross over utility vehicle with all the perks. My wife and kids survived from a bad crash. It is a full five star crash tested.

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2003 Honda Pilot Reviews

Great Suv By markreed67

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 dri... 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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