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2004 Honda Pilot User Reviews

2004 Honda Pilot Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • 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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"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"big space" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Dhonni writes:
2004 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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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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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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Fedor writes:
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Interior Space

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None

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Best Midsized Suv For The Price — Great family car. Lots of room to put a bunch of people in. Haven't had any problems with it so far, and it has 70000 miles on it. Powerful V6 3.5L VTEC engine makes it a quick SUV. Doesnt look big on the outside, massive on the inside. Good quality leather. Fun to drag race against other SUVs in its class, cuz it usually wins. decent gas mileage, especially on the highway. Accelerates from 0-60 in 8.1 seconds. Braking is ideal. Makes a nice ignition sound.

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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

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Huge interior space, extremely comfortable.  Drives really smooth and has great suspension.  Good towing power and takes off very fast.

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Lower gas mileage

Tjurkic
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Comfortable — A great car to take on a family trip. It is extremely comfortable with enough room for a large family. It also has a lot of cargo space for long trips. It rides really smooth and quiet, even large bumps seem dull.

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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Elizabeth writes:
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4wd, lots of snow, enough said :)

Cons

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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Don writes:
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It's a Honda!

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Rear window doesn't open separately from rear liftgate.

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Love My Pilot! — What I love: Smooth driving, easy handling, car-like ride, Honda reliability, good looks, great A/C, love the heated seats, great options for rear seats, third row seats or cargo area, decent gas mileage, few blind spots for an SUV, great Sandstone dark gold color.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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