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2003 Honda Pilot Ratings

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Honda Pilot 2003
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    5/21/2010 1:04:45 PM

    2003 Honda Pilot

    Old Reliable

    Pros: reliable

    Cons: road noise

    excellent service handles very well for SUV good powerful responsive ride

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    3/1/2006 6:28:42 PM

    2003 Honda Pilot - EX-L w/DVD Ent System

    Pros: It's a Honda

    Cons: this new noise

    Advice: Good car

    Help! I have a 45k miles, and a whisteling noise now comes from the Pilot. This only happens when you driving at 63mph or more. My dealer soaked me for $98 dollars and said its from wind off the winshield. They resealed the top of the windshield, took my $98.00 even though I have an extended warranty. The noise still exists. And so does the dealer who I am not very happy with. Does any one habe any ideas what is wrong ?

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    4/27/2004 1:37:22 PM

    2003 Honda Pilot - EX-L

    Pros: console

    Cons: seating paint job

    Advice: overpriced so bargain hard

    Had a 2003 Pilot for 1 year and my husband traded it on a Nissan Titan for him. It is uncomfortable and the paint job is TERRIBLE chips very easily!! Miss sun roof and fog lights! Put 26,000 miles and found it not comfortable on long trips and my husband who is only 5'10' found the passenger seat the problem! The 8 seat thing is a joke the last set is only for SMALL kids! Would be better as 5 seater and more room for 2nd row.

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    11/24/2003 10:58:56 AM

    2003 Honda Pilot - EX

    Pros: size

    Cons: paint peeling off

    Advice: shop around...it's very hard to negotiate with Honda dealers

    I've had my pilot @ 5 mos. Small 'nicks' & one very large paint peeled place have appeared on the sides of my doors...dealer service mgr says they will replace one of the panels but to use touch up paint on the others so they won't develop into the silver dollar size of the largest one. Has anyone had problem w/paint jobs? Other than that we've been satisfied w/ the Pilot & love how it handles & accomodates our 4 grandchildren & us. Service mgr said to 'park at back of lots' so people won't hit us w/doors...

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    11/11/2003 10:27:42 AM

    2003 Honda Pilot - EX

    Pros: Ride

    Cons: There are a couple of rattles when the road is very bumpy

    Advice: Highly recommended

    Great vehicle and great utillity. The vehicle is excellent in the snow and the four wheel drive system works great. We previously owned a 1998 Forrunner and the Pilot does better in icy conditions. It has ample power and the ride is excellent.

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    9/21/2003 7:58:17 PM

    2003 Honda Pilot - EX

    Pros: It's a Honda

    Cons: Not over 6000lbs GVWR - What were they thinking?

    Advice: Nice Vehicle - buy one unless you own a business, then opt for 6000lb Tahoe or Sequoia

    Rides Very smooth. Ample acceleration. Excellent build quality

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    9/2/2003 4:42:12 PM

    2003 Honda Pilot - EX

    Pros: 4 doors

    Cons: needed to be over 6000 lbs. gwvr

    Advice: get honda to make it over 6000 lbs. gwvr

    Why did honda make this one just below 6000 lbs. gwvr? Please get it over the 6000 lbs gwvr,I'll buy it.