I was wondering if anyone has compared the pilot and the new lincoln aviator---I know the aviator is more expensive but after adding the accessories to the pilot there isn't much of a difference to me. Any info?
Ford is learning from Honda how to make more than one vehicle aimed at different market segments from one platform.
Yes they are the same platform, and probably have more similarities than the MDX and Pilot, but are much different than any of the current GM (or '80s Chrysler) twins!
I am trading in my 1996 Exploder for a new Pilot. After 5 years...the paint is started coming off (peeling, delaminating, cracking) the vehicle on all horizontal surfaces. Ford calls this "microchecking" and it is due to a latent factory defect.
I was going to sue them in small claims...but on Monday the Honda dealer gave me an offer I could not refuse. So I am cutting my losses and warning others. You can find all sorts of information
on Ford's paint problems on the Internet.
My life quest is now to warn others...to stay away from Ford.
The aviator is a downsized Navigator---which I have and love, but the kids are older and driving themselves so I thought I would get something smaller but still have enough seats for 6-7. I like the pilot but all these problems worry me...and "my" pilot has been coming for over 3 months now...I ordered a sandstone w/ nav and hope to add the dvd, etc. Any suggestions?