Well said!! Exact same reasons for me 😁👍👍My wife and I bought our 2005 Pilot new back in February 2005 a few months after the extended warranty on our 1997 Dodge Stratus expired. We needed a vehicle which could better accommodate all the baby gear for our daughter and her future sibling. I stumbled across this forum some years later when the airflow to the middle row was significantly restricted. Over the years I've learned so much from the well detailed DIY threads (I started out barely knowing how to change the oil) and helpful members of this forum. It's not just the Pilot talk that keeps me coming back on a regular basis . . . it's the camaraderie, lack of egos, and off-topic discussions which make this a truly enjoyable forum to be part of.
We needed a reliable second vehicle for $5k or less two years ago, we purchased a 2005 Pilot. It got totaled by a hit and run driver while parked last year, so we just did the same thing and bought a 2007. Car insurance is ridiculous where I live and having a paid off vehicle is a must.It was said there are more here on the forum because they own a 1st Generation Pilot. Let's find out.
I used to live in El Lago in the late 70's Nice spot on Clear Lake. I was a NASA Engineer. I'm guessing you are too?Oh yeah, In 2008
We actually went to a dealer near Clear Lake/El Lago TX. (Think South of Houston). to buy a new CRV.
We had 2 young sons at the time. They were 8 and 6yrs old.
We put the 2 car seats in the back, and went for a test drive. It drove/rode fine.
Then, my wife looked over and pointed and said, 'How about one of those?' She was pointing at several Silver FWD SE Pilots they had on the lot.
We put the car seats in one and went for a test drive. yep- done. Put down payment and drove it home!
We still have that same 08- now has193K miles!
Last November we also bought a 2015 LX, 4WD with only 64K on it!
One of the first things I did was get a real spare.2004 Pilot, original owner that undervalued the attributes of the Pilot. The Pilot has only been back to the dealer for a TB special in 2014 ($850-150). Never knew there was a decent following of Pilots so didn't join a forum until 2020. The Pilot has been remarkably reliable for summer vacations out of state and into Canada despite a 17 year-old airless spare. Think I saved this Pilot from becoming a rusty relic of itself and look forward for many more years of cruising. Great bunch of Piloteers here that would make things difficult should the Pilot bite the dust. However I do luv the 2nd generation styling so I have options.....
Hi All,It was said there are more here on the forum because they own a 1st Generation Pilot. Let's find out.