Used Pilot?

Discussion in 'Pilot' started by LT, Jan 22, 2008.

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    LT Guest

    I'm looking to buy a used (but not older) Pilot. Mileage isn't a concern as
    I only drive ~10 miles per year. Per Consumer Reports, it appears 2006 is
    much better that 2005. Anyone agree?
    LT, Jan 22, 2008
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    Jeff Guest

    If you only drive 10 miles per year, rent a pilot from Enterprise or
    Hertz for that.

    Jeff, Jan 22, 2008
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    Brian Smith Guest

    He'd be better off taking a taxi or a limo.
    Brian Smith, Jan 23, 2008
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    Jeff Guest

    Or a bicycle, bus or train.

    Jeff, Jan 23, 2008
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    LT Guest

    Sorry, dropped the "k". I drive approx 10K miles per year. Regardless, 06
    or 05?
    LT, Jan 23, 2008
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    ACAR Guest

    stop kidding yourself and buy an Odyssey minivan
    the Pilot is just an Odyssey with a SUV-like body
    need AWD? buy a Sienna AWD
    ACAR, Jan 23, 2008
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    Larry in AZ Guest

    The Pilot may be built on the Odyssey frame, but the drive train is out of
    the Acura MDX. Much heavier duty, and the vehicle rides considerably higher
    and differently.

    It *IS NOT* an Odyssey.
    Larry in AZ, Jan 23, 2008
  8. The Pilot may be built on the Odyssey frame, but the drive train is out of
    the Acura MDX. Much heavier duty, and the vehicle rides considerably higher
    and differently.

    It *IS NOT* an Odyssey.[/QUOTE]

    It's much more an Odyssey than it isn't. The drivetrain is virtually
    identical save for the awd portion.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jan 24, 2008
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    G-Man Guest

    I have an '05 that has been flawless.

    G-Man, Jan 24, 2008
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    LT Guest

    It's much more an Odyssey than it isn't. The drivetrain is virtually
    identical save for the awd portion.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for nothing guys......
    LT, Jan 30, 2008
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    From: (LT)
    How so? What do they say?

    I have 05 Pilot 5,700 miles on it. The one thing I dont care for is the
    road noise seems a bit high.

    QUAKEnSHAKE, Feb 1, 2008
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    motsco_ Guest


    Ray, it's probably tire noise.

    Follow the links in the thread.

    motsco_, Feb 1, 2008
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    Larry in AZ Guest

    The stock tires and wheels on the 05 are junk. Mine lose air regularly.
    Larry in AZ, Feb 1, 2008
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    From: (Larry in AZ)
    Hmm I havent had that issue mine seems to be doing real well. Im in
    Northern IL where temp change usually necessitates doing so but so far
    so good. Been 2 winters now and aired up one front and one rear, once
    I have
    Bridgestone Dueler H/T
    Being in AZ you have different?

    QUAKEnSHAKE, Feb 2, 2008
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    LT Guest

    Consumers rates them close. but rates the 05 lower than the 06 in electrical
    system and climate control. They do rate the 06 lower for squeaks and
    LT, Feb 2, 2008
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    Rick Frazier Guest

    Don't know anyone here that's had problems with the 2006, and my wife
    put over 60,000 miles on the 2005 we bought at year end about two years
    ago with only a single problem...

    She described a problem with the air conditioning, where the air wasn't
    as cold as it used to be, with a corresponding "noise" over near the
    glovebox. The local dealer (clearly a bunch of Putzes) took the vehicle
    in and changed out the "cabin filter" which sits behind the glovebox.
    Of course, no help for the described problem. Once I finally had time
    to look at it, I found the little motor that moves the arm that
    controls the air distribution (Not sure what it's called, perhaps the
    "damper motor") was malfunctioning. When she changed from defroster to
    air conditioning (central vents) the motor might move the arm a bit, but
    then it would just jitter between two small steps. I took the motor out
    and determined there was a "comb" that didn't make contact with a
    pattern on a gear, and as a result, the motor couldn't verify it's
    movement.... A minor bend to the comb make it work just fine for about
    5000, and has since required another adjustment to keep it working. The
    local dealer representative (already described as Putz) didn't respond
    to the original complaint by debugging the actual problem, only swapping
    in a $100 filter and hoping the problem would go away... As I find this
    typical with most dealerships (I once worked as a Chrysler line mechanic
    in the mid 70's and was the troubleshooter for return problems, so this
    isn't a surprise to me), I'm not particularly surprised, but given
    everytyhing else on this vehicle has been perfect, it's too bad that
    dealerships haven't changed in the last 30+ years....

    I wouldn't have a qualm with either the 2005 0r 2006, but given you
    state you drive only 10 miles a year, I'd just call a limo, save the
    bucks and have a great time instead. Hell, if I drove under a thousand
    miles a year, I could have a limo at my beck and call for a whole lot
    less than my insurance costs alone, let alone the cost of purchasing and
    maintaining a vehicle... (and I live in the sticks, over 25 miles from
    the nearest "town"...)

    Rick Frazier, Feb 19, 2008
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    Rick Frazier Guest

    Having seen both Pilot (wife bought a 2005 pilot) and Odyssey, and after
    co-worker's Odessey took a rear-end collision that totalled it, I looked
    into structure of both. (I Previously was a Journeyman body and
    Fenderman, so even minor changes are apparent) I wouldn't begin to
    think they are the same vehicle... Perhaps a portion of the drivetrain
    is similar, but the body structure is definitely different. As
    indicated above, a Pilot *IS NOT* an Odyssey. I wouln't put them in
    even similar classes. If you're looking for similarities, the Pilot and
    the Ridgeline are obvious brothers...
    Rick Frazier, Feb 19, 2008
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    Rick Frazier Guest

    Though I haven't seen any problem with losing air, I would agree the
    stock tires are junk, just as are the tires of just about any typical
    vehicle coming out of the major manufacturers. Unless you are buying a
    serious "sports/performance" vehicle like Corvette, Camaro, Mustang GT,
    etc., you will always get junk tires from the factory.

    Our 2005 pilot has a bit over 60,000 miles on it and the tires are
    already suffering from hydroplaning problems... OK, so one shouldn't
    expect stock tires to make 90K miles without issues, but they clearly
    could for only a relatively few dollars more.... Even the (non stock)
    tires on my Toyota Tacoma 4wd put out over 90K miles before I couldn't
    stand the noise (but they still had decent tread and weren't
    hydroplaning). With the stock Pilot tires, I couldn't belive the way
    they didn't handle when I recently drove the vehicle in a recent
    rainstorm. My wife put over 60K miles on the vehicle in less than two
    years and never complained, but I was all over the lane during a
    rainstorm the first time I drove it recently. Looking at the tread,
    there's still reasonable depth there, but the pattern is just not
    conducive to shedding the rain, so (f course) it's like driving on wet
    ice when it rains here. (It's not unusual to see a couple of inches in
    an hour when it rains here, and , as we have no freeways, the roadways
    aren't exactly designed for high speed use or water runoff).
    I'm just about ready to put a good set of Michelins on it (which cured
    every problem I had with the Toyota).

    Rick Frazier, Feb 19, 2008
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    E Meyer Guest

    ?> conducive to shedding the rain, so (f course) it's like driving on wet
    You actually expect 90k miles on a set of tires? Wow! I routinely get 60k
    before the tread is down to the wear bars, but I've never seen a tire
    deliver more than 60k regardless of car make/model or of price or alleged
    quality of the tires.
    E Meyer, Feb 19, 2008
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    Dan C Guest

    90K is pushing it a little, but I have routinely gotten 75-80K out of all
    my vehicles' tires. Mostly Michelin, with some Goodyear too.

    These are not the cheapest Michelins or Goodyears, and I take good care to
    monitor inflation pressures and do regular rotations. Perhaps that is the
    Dan C, Feb 19, 2008
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