2005 Honda Pilot User Reviews

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    2005 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD Review
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    115

    Is Everything It Should Be — 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 water pump; it's still a really nice vehicle. Update spring 2015: still love, no intention to sell in foreseeable future.

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

    Pros: No surprise to me that this version got so much praise.  It's well-made, nicely-appointed (we have the top-trim), roomy, and clever, but it feels bigger than it really is; it's not a pain to park.  Visibility is great.  You don't need a camera or blind-spot monitor.  With proper tires, it has a nice ride.

    Cons: It does drive like a big vehicle.  You won't be slinging it around.  It rides best with a load in it.  If it's just you or the two of you, you can tell it's a truck. But the right tires make a big difference in ride quality and quiet.

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    2005 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD Review
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    Great Suv And Family Hauler. — Love this SUV. It sucks gas like crazy cause all I do is city driving (12-14mpg), but it moves. 3 rows of seats for the family. Lots of space to haul with 3rd row down. AWD is super in winter time.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Space, AWD, Power, Sound System, Comfort, Visibility

    Cons: MPGs

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    2005 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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    Very Reliable — 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 is still a good car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Reliable, comfortable seating for six, low maintenance, low cost of ownership, fast for a midsize SUV with 244hp, fun

    Cons: very basic, small cargo capacity with 3rd row seats up, fuel economy is poor, UGLY and small 16-inch alloys, road and wind noise

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    2005 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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    A Great Family Car — I enjoyed driving Honda for 7 years and my spouse used this car during the back problem as it was a comfortable seat. Great height of the car. better than most of the SUVs. selling as I need to try some other SUV now

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: A very comfortable car for city /long driving

    Cons: leg space in the last row

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    2005 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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    Want Another One — nice solid build honda quality. acceleration was 8.2 sec. 0-60, not bad for a 4000lbs truck. gas mileage is under 20 city/highway. big inside with 8 seats to accommodate 5 adults and 3 small kids. hoping to get another one in the near future

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: honda quality

    Cons: gas mileage

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    2005 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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    Best Suv Value For Money — Top of the line SUV c/w DVD player. Added Scorpion Parelli tires to fill out the wheel well. Handles great! Long distance trips to the mountains ,desert, city goes the distance. The body is a solid core and reinforced. On impact the car will not crush around the cabin area. Front airbags, side curtain arbags will deploy on impact. 5/5 crash test rating / roll over. Overall the car is very comfortable and will go the long distance. I've owned it for 5 years and nothing major other than break change, tires and battery..a little nuts and bolts is all it needed. Great car will keep as long as she'll run!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 5/5 safety rating

    Cons: nothing it's great!

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    2005 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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    I Would Buy Another For The Money — This a very reliable car. We've had it for five years and no complaints. The only 2 issues, are not a vary gas saving vehicle, and is not a luxury car at all. But most Honda are not. If you want a reliable car tba can take you from a to z in the snow as well as in the summer, this is it, but don't expect to turn any heads

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: reliability

    Cons: none

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    2005 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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    Great Family Car. — The family car that gets all of us to where we are going quite comfortably. It gets pretty good gas mileage and is AWD when we need it to be. Great power for its size as well. It also has a 3rd seat.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Family trips

    Cons: None

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    2005 Honda Pilot EX AWD Review
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    05 Pilot Ex-l — Kept car until 2007 with 51,000 miles. EX-L RES top of the line trim. Couldn't get Navigation and DVD so I opted for the DVD. Ass warmers could have been a little bit more powerful. Very light steering and the 255 HP make it an adequate family vehicle.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: HONDA

    Cons: none

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    2005 Honda Pilot LX AWD Review
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    My Honda Pilot — gets great gas milage, is very smooth riding handles curves and ice well. The standard sound system is very nice, and i really love the 40/60 seats that fold down, have the third row seating has come in handy more then once and for a mid sized SUV ... we find the seating comfortable, The Vech 6 engine has surperior get up and go and i love how she handles on the freeway, over all 10 it is a great family car without loosing the sleekness of a classy SUV

    Pros: great 8 passenger vehicle

    Cons: i don't have any...

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Honda Pilot Reviews

    Why Did We Buy Anything Else By codespewer

    We purchased and loved our 2004 Pilot and after going through two mini-vans went back to one when the kids got old enough to not need car seats. Should have never sold the old Pilot as the new one is... Read More

    2013 Honda Pilot Reviews

    An Excellent Family Suv With Style And Comfort, And Convenience By brcw7

    I love driving the 2013 Pilot. It handles great, is very comfortable on the interior, and fun to drive. Additional pros are that there is plenty of cargo space available, an automatic lift gate, tin... Read More

    Well Driven And Maintained Car By attorneymeena

    The comfort of drive and nil maintenance in last one year that we owned the car. It has great mileage for long drives and great comfort. The navigation system and the entertainment system is user frie... Read More

    2012 Honda Pilot Reviews

    Honda By fatjarmy

    good car has good radio good mpg nice heated seats and a sun roof four wheel drive and lots of elbow room can fit tons of people and stuff and heated seats like wow they make my butt sweat nice Read More

    First Impression By 1pilot2

    i just got it so far so good. I will comment as time goes forward. I do really like the feel and look at this point. The ride is very nice. It seems to have good power. I do like all the options this ... Read More

    2011 Honda Pilot Reviews

    Great Car. I Would Highly Recommend To Anyone! By cradford

    I love the looks and the gas. It rides very smooth. The only downside to the car is when loading luggage. Space is limited. Would recommend a cargo on the top or back of the car. Very comfortable... Read More

    Well Designed And Comfortable By Bill_DeM

    very reliable vehicle in all aspects. pleasure to drive and lots of room for a family and friends. minor issues with one cylinder that was covered by warranty after a class action suit. overall ple... Read More

    2010 Honda Pilot Reviews

    Best Suv For The Money On The Market By Ericmiller1711

    We loved everything about the vehicle. That's the reason why we are buying a 2015 Honda Pilot. Great value for your money. No disappointments. Quiet, reliable, and easy. Pilots have every option avail... Read More

    Honda Pilot Touring By Alicia

    Overall this Pilot is wonderful. It has loads of room, the seats are comfortable, and the rear entertainment is terrific on long car rides. The handling in snow and rain are terrific. With the thir... Read More

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