Shopping for a First Generation Pilot This is the final version of a checklist that was collaboratively developed to help prospective buyers evaluate first-gen Pilots (2003 - 2008). Many of the most experienced forum participants as of late 2020 contributed ideas, reviewed the content and...
Clean engine oil
Engine idle is smooth
Shifting is smooth
Power steering fluid clean
No play in the steering wheel
Brake fluid clean
No vibrations or shakes when driving
When was timing belt water pump changed
See if you can get the service records for the vehicle. Then compare services performed against the 2005 Pilot maintenance schedule (2006 and newer Pilots use the maintenance minder system so there is no printed maintenance interval schedule).