2008 Honda Pilot
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Everything needed for a family

by from Pacific NW on January 28, 2008

I bought the 2008 Pilot to replace the family's aging Ford Windstar. You get legendary Honda safety and reliability. This is our second Honda. It's ability to get us comfortably from point A to point ...
I bought the 2008 Pilot to replace the family's aging Ford Windstar. You get legendary Honda safety and reliability. This is our second Honda. It's ability to get us comfortably from point A to point B in the Pacific Northwest's heavy rain and slick streets plus occasional ice and snow is unparalleled. The vehicle's VTS-4 all wheel drive is incredible. Add the ABS brakes and Vehicle stability control plus 5 star safety rating and you get the point. The complaint that the interior and body style is "dated" is ridiculous. I have no complaints in comfort or style. The only wish I would have be better gas mileage. Do not hesitate to buy one.
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Fantastic car at Discount Pricing

by from Illinois on April 9, 2008

Since they must be making room for the '09 version/redesign of the Pilot, we got a fantastic deal on the '08. Not just because I bought it, but I prefer the look of the outgoing model to the prototype...
Since they must be making room for the '09 version/redesign of the Pilot, we got a fantastic deal on the '08. Not just because I bought it, but I prefer the look of the outgoing model to the prototype design of the '09. This car handles like a car but is so roomy inside...perfect for a family. And the crash test results are Volvo-like, but with Honda reliability backing it up. DVD system is great for the kids and the wireless headsets (included) allow you to listen to the XM radio, CD, or AM/FM while the movie plays in the back...that is a really nice detail you will really appreciate. The leather is great and the seats are very supportive and comfortable. The moonroof both tilts and slides completely away. The cargo area is a little smallish behind the third row seat, so don't take 8-people to the grocery store or shopping. BUt with the third seat folded down, the cargo deck is huge, more than ample for regular shopping, errands, etc. Overall, very happy with the car and definitely a great value at current prices...but this car is a winner at any price (this review is of the EX-L 4WD with RES)
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It's a Beauty

by from Wadsworth, Ohio on April 3, 2012

Just bought a 2008 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV. I am a first time Honda owner and glad I made the decision to buy one. I have a large screen back up camera that cannot be beat, heated leather seats, sat...
Just bought a 2008 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV. I am a first time Honda owner and glad I made the decision to buy one. I have a large screen back up camera that cannot be beat, heated leather seats, satellite radio and room for 8! It is a very safe vehicle, solidly built-you can feel it when you are in it. The overall design makes a very attractive car from the outside. The resale value is excellent. I love everything about this vehicle except for the gas mileage!
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Dependable, roomy Pilot

by from ANdover, Mass on June 25, 2012

Great car! I love it! Wish I had bought one earlier! Good 22 mpg. Lots of room to carry over size items and lots of people.
Great car! I love it! Wish I had bought one earlier! Good 22 mpg. Lots of room to carry over size items and lots of people.
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Lovin the Pilot

by from Grand Rapids,MI on July 7, 2011

The Honda Pilot had everything I was looking for.I traded my 1999 Honda Civic to get this,I never had a problem with my 12 y/o civic and expect the same for this I think Honda Is an incredible value.
The Honda Pilot had everything I was looking for.I traded my 1999 Honda Civic to get this,I never had a problem with my 12 y/o civic and expect the same for this I think Honda Is an incredible value.
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Plenty of room

by from on May 17, 2011

I went from a honda civic to my honda pilot. I have more than enough room for all my stuff and my two boys' things (including a rear facing carseat and two strollers- large travel and small umberlla s...
I went from a honda civic to my honda pilot. I have more than enough room for all my stuff and my two boys' things (including a rear facing carseat and two strollers- large travel and small umberlla stroller). My front passenger doesnt feel crowded at all either. Although my gas cost has gone up I feel it has been worth it considering how safe I feel and how much room I have.
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I'm glad I purchased it.

by from Atlanta, Ga on April 10, 2011

I originally wanted a Toyota either a Venza or Highlander because I owned a Camry for 8 years. It was really a good car. However, I took a look at the Honda Pilot and feel in love with it. Moreover, t...
I originally wanted a Toyota either a Venza or Highlander because I owned a Camry for 8 years. It was really a good car. However, I took a look at the Honda Pilot and feel in love with it. Moreover, the Pilot 08 year SE model had more features than either 2009 Toyotas. I am happy I purchased it and from the dealer I purchased it from. I have had minor repairs (A/C & dome light repairs) that were all covered by the extended warranty. I feel safe and my family is enjoying the rear entertainment system.
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Love my Pilot!

by from Lexington, NC on April 1, 2015

I bought my Pilot in 2013, after driving a Civic for 6 years I need something with a little more room for a 10 and 8 year old. I have nothing but good things to say about this car. I looks good, drive...
I bought my Pilot in 2013, after driving a Civic for 6 years I need something with a little more room for a 10 and 8 year old. I have nothing but good things to say about this car. I looks good, drives good, and has an amazing amount of room for my family the addition seat in the back is a bonus. I still have my Civic which my husband drives now and it has 178+ thousand miles on it I did get the timing belt and water pump changed at 100 thousand and I have never had a problem with it. Although my Pilot had a few more miles then I would have liked when I bought it 80 thousand I have a great mechanic who replaced the timing belt and water pump at 120 thousand I hope to be driving this Pilot for another 100 thousand mile with the same result as my Civic. I will always be a Honda girl!
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Reliable and safe

by from Greenville, SC on May 25, 2017

While the interior leaves much to be desired in ways of styling, it's comfortable and roomy and great for transporting big loads. Gas mileage is terrible (15-17 mpg) but I've barely had any troubles w...
While the interior leaves much to be desired in ways of styling, it's comfortable and roomy and great for transporting big loads. Gas mileage is terrible (15-17 mpg) but I've barely had any troubles with it since I got it in 2011 and it's got over 140k miles.
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Owner & Driver

by from Raleigh, NC on April 18, 2011

So Far it's been fine; hope it last 200K miles; if it last as long as my last car, 10 years, 200K miles, I'll be happy.
So Far it's been fine; hope it last 200K miles; if it last as long as my last car, 10 years, 200K miles, I'll be happy.
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