What we like: The interior of the Honda Pilot makes it ideal for transporting all kinds of people and things. The many cubicles are proving particularly popular. After driving breaks, Virginia, for a 24-hour race adventure seems that the rest of the team as a great way to ruin a weekend another lovely form the chief technology officer of Virginia Eric Tingwall wrote an ode to the console Central pilot.
“It is large enough to hold tens of thousands of snack calories but not so deep that disappear into a black hole that never recovered And when party time comes, the door closes shutter and use it as a serving tray, and not having to worry that something will slip out, because the door is slightly recessed below the island edges. “beyond the pilot’s usefulness as a mobile snack center, 21 mpg in our hands the Honda is good enough for a seven places.
What we do not like: The shifter knob is maddening and stupid. Given the amount of space allocated to the buttons, why not just regular shift lever? Instead, there are buttons of different sizes and shapes located in different planes for different functions. Press a button to the park, drive, or neutral, but engage reverse, to pull a switch.
And as the pilot resembles a minivan so strongly now, packing commitments to Odyssey are much more frustrating. But perhaps, as designers try to accumulate more and more space on the cross built into cars and minivans platforms, passages begin slowly being transformed back into its original form, and we will see a slow migration of buyers for uncompromised hatchback and station wagon practicality. Or maybe not.
What went wrong: In class Washington, DC, garage, where you can expect to find a law and order villain lurking in the shadows, one of our colleagues found a much more real threat: a pipe obstructed by a support column. The tube scraped along the left rear bumper with damage, fortunately, largely confined to the piece of plastic trim around the wheel well, although not dig in the same quarter panel and cover bumper.
More metal had been damaged, the bill undoubtedly would have been higher than the US $ 986 accident cost us. Our change of 10,000 miles and inspection oil was only $ 46; our second service, at the rate of 20,000 miles, adds a tire rotation and a rear differential fluid and changes us back $ 242.
Where we wenty : It was a busy May and June for the pilot. copy Carolyn Pavia-Rauchman boss and his family used to cross the Kentucky Derby off your bucket list. It was home to just a few days before going to Washington, DC From there, we proceeded to the north end of Michigan and then went straight for the return trip to Virginia, the transport of people and C / Lightning equipment Lap D’s X (which comes in the October issue!).
On the return trip, which was diverted through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, for reasons that are not sure about. By the time he returned from this trip, he had accumulated more than 7,000 miles in just one month. We do not expect the remaining 20,000 to go so quickly, but the pilot is reserved for road trips most weekends from now until the end of August.
months fleets 6 months Current mileage: 16,672 miles
Average Fuel Economy: 21 mpg Size fuel tank: 19.5 gal couple liters of 405 miles
Service: $ 288 Normal wear $ 0 $ 0 Repair
Damage and destruction: $ 986