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2011 Town & Country Limited. Stay away from them. Problems waiting to happen. But seems like that with any new car you buy now a days.
 

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We recently purchased our 2019 Honda Pilot Elite. The Pilot is replacing our 2004 Honda Odyssey EXL- RES. Our Odyssey had around 340,000 miles on it when it was struck head on by a half ton Chevy pickup. Thankfully all involved will make a full recovery. The Odyssey however, didn't fare so we'll. We also looked at all of the Pilots competition before deciding on the pilot.
 

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I just picked up my 2012 EX-L a week ago today. I traded in my 2007 Element LX AWD auto transmission with over 202,000 miles on the clock. I would have kept it longer, but my boys and I have outgrown it, and also having 2 big dogs, I love the extra space in the Pilot. I think at least one of the rear wheel bearings was starting to go. I just didn't want to put any more money into the Element. It was a good car, never had any major problems with it. Engine still ran great, transmission still shifted well, AC still ice cold, heat still hot, and everything else worked. If someone else buys it and replaces the wheel bearings, it'll probably go another 200,000 or more.
 

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I replaced my 2010 Subaru Forester which had 180k miles. I chose the Pilot because I wanted an SUV with a larger motor.
 

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Last August we replaced a 2001 Honda Odyssey EX we bought new with a 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L. The Odyssey had only 93,000 miles on it and was well maintained but the wife said it was "an old looking style" and she wanted something more up to date to drive. I also was on some Odyssey forums and there was a lot of discussion about the tranny of the 1999-2001 Odysseys. It seemed like folks were replacing the tranny between 100,000-125,000 miles. I didn't want to have to replace the tranny on a 17 year old Odyssey. That's another reason we opted for the EX-L over the Touring or Elite. I read a lot of complaints about the 9-speed and opted for the 6-speed.
 

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My current 2019 replaced a 2017 that replaced a 2010 Ridgeline that replaced a 2004 pilot that replaced a 2002 CR-V. I have Honda issues! LoL
My quads are also Honda. 2003 250ex, 2007 250ex and 2006 400ex. Yeah definitely a Honda guy!!
 

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I'm replacing my 2016 Honda Fit with a 2009 Honda Pilot for daily driving. I'll losing gas mileage but pickup some much needed amenities.
 

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So where is the forum what Vehicle is replacing your Honda Pilot ?
 

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So where is the forum what Vehicle is replacing your Honda Pilot ?
Is that the stage you are at? Go ahead and start it up! Ours will be around for a while!
 

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Is that the stage you are at? Go ahead and start it up! Ours will be around for a while!
For some P notes will do that .. others will the the time when Maintenance hits you hard I guess
 

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For some P notes will do that .. others will the the time when Maintenance hits you hard I guess
I can do most work myself, hopefully I'm relegated to routine maintenance but there's not much I won't try. This helps keep cost of ownership down for our vehicles. Now if the engine or trans blows, that's a different story. Here's hoping that never happens.
 

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Here is one for you ..pay to have the timing belt replaced water pump and tensioner at a Honda dealership ..hense the reason for it other than it was due.. 18 months later tensioner FAILS..again cool part is dealership claims aftermarket parts used.

read the section on where it was repaired... this is going to be fun
 

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Now that Hunt for Pilot is over or nearing the end for many; what vehicle is your Pilot replacing...and what were your primary criteria for selection?

For us, we had a 95 Dodge Grand Caravan AWD that the Pilot is replacing.

Primay criteria was:
1. Safety
2. All wheel drive capability like the GC AWD.
3. Fuel economy, capacity, reliability, resale value, and everything else.

Guess we were most interested in safety. :cool:
I replaced my GMC Envoy 07 mostly because of the improved economy and thought the 4 wheel drive would work the same way. GMC got 15 City 18 highway, Pilot EX-L with three row seating gets 19 city to 22.5 highway with one person in the car. Didn't realize the Honda is a slip clutch system and doesn't actually lock the wheels to get unstuck. Too late now and getting stuck is not likely. It was time to upgrade and got a great deal where much of the maintenance items and tires had just been done. Sold the GMC so got 3x the value over a trade and got the price reduction since the dealer doesn't need a buffer to cover problems with cars that get traded in.
 

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I replaced my GMC Envoy 07 mostly because of the improved economy and thought the 4 wheel drive would work the same way. GMC got 15 City 18 highway, Pilot EX-L with three row seating gets 19 city to 22.5 highway with one person in the car. Didn't realize the Honda is a slip clutch system and doesn't actually lock the wheels to get unstuck. Too late now and getting stuck is not likely. It was time to upgrade and got a great deal where much of the maintenance items and tires had just been done. Sold the GMC so got 3x the value over a trade and got the price reduction since the dealer doesn't need a buffer to cover problems with cars that get traded in.
Unless your Envoy had a G80 rear the Pilot's system is superior in snow and soft roading. Where it would fall short is areas like towing and sand driving that torture the rear diff, the solid axle wins that battle.
 

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Purchased the 07 Pilot to replace my wife's 2003 BMW 525i. Family is growing and In-laws are coming down for a visit, so the 8 passenger capacity option attracted us to the Pilots. We both really enjoy the Pilot
 
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