Want to know what you all think, is this purchase worth it? Or will I be in for constant expensive repairs?
+1Biggest issue with a 15 year old vehicle is under body rust. Most items can be fixed, a rusting unibody frame if damaged is a non fixer. Best bet, go look at it and have a mechanic give it a good inspection.
That one might be a from a used car dealer lot, dunno. Look at the banner things in photo #7.
What year of pilot(s)? The RDF is changed after the first 15k as it is break in fluid, then it’s every 60k if memory serves me correctly.You need to make sure you get it checked by a mechanic who knows Pilots. Dry leaking rear engine seals and worn out rubber hoses and belts are common at this age. Remember that rubber ages with time as well as with miles. I was able to fix my rear seal leak with a bottle of Blue Devil Rear Seal fix.
Also, most people never ever change the rear differential fluid in their cars ever (most don't even know what differentials are) and our Pilot's need that done every 15,000 miles with special Honda VTM-4 differential fluid. Takes about a gallon and is easier than an oil change. If you hear a squeal coming from the rear while driving under a load and it disappears when you let up off the gas. Some one stupid has learn the hard way and is dumping the SUV to avoid the cost of a rear differential replacement.
Hope this helps
Then it's every 30k miles, at least pre-Maintenance Minder.What year of pilot(s)? The RDF is changed after the first 15k as it is break in fluid, then it’s every 60k if memory serves me correctly.
Umm, unless your like me and like to buy great tires at half the price and just replace them every 2 years.Radiator's been changed on this 2005, which is one good thing.
One way to see if owner has really maintained it well is to look at the tires. If they are a good albeit more expensive brand, regardless of wear, rather than cheap, low end tires, that's a hint the owner took care of the vehicle as a whole.