2009 Honda Pilot User Reviews
EX-L 2WD 5-Spd AT shown
- $14,946 - $24,394
- No trim specified for this review
- Decent value, seats 8.
- Poor fuel economy, rough ride, quality/reliability issues
Purchased As New
Guess you get what you pay for. Wanted something that seats 7 or 8 with all the tech goodies for not too much money, and I for one prefer a boxy design over the swoopy CUV thing. So I thought the Pilot would fit the bill, but regret my purchase from day 1. Okay, maybe the first year was fine but after that, strong steering vibration when braking at highway speeds. Replaced bushings (high price item, brake job, still no better). Tons of rattles from all the cheap plastic pieces, whole dash rattles. They fix one rattle, another one pops up a few months later. Suspension is floaty yet harsh over small bumps, not exactly a comfortable cush ride. AWD is not very good on snow. Overall, the car just feels "cheap", not what the quality I thought a Honda would be. Only 4 years old and the paint is already not shiny (I do wash and wax regularly), black parts dull and filmy. Leather already looked old after a about a year, creased and wrinkled. And good think I have AAA, battery needs a boost at least 3-4 times per year. Overall no major mechanical issues, but the rattles, the bad brakes and uncomfortable ride/suspension do not exactly scream quality.
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