"10 Years and still driving"
by Barry H
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Mileage: 282,850 miles
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When Honda came out with their first full-size SUV, the Pilot, I got very excited. And when one of the six engine's piston blew on my 1992 Jeep Cherokee, I knew where I was looking for my next car. I bought the 2003 Pilot in August of 2002 and have been driving it unstopped for 10 years. Now they say the average miles for a vehicle should be 10,000 to 12,000 a year. Not me with this car, I drove it 282,850 miles in 10 years, averaging 28,300 per year. This vehicle has been fantastic, along with the Honda Company. You see, the transmission was an all-wheel drive and it had some issues. I had bought the extended warranty for the vehicle and at 101,000 miles the transmission ceased. After contacting the Honda Company and making a claim, I was blessed with a replacement transmission, although I had to pay the labor expense to have it installed. Their decision was made noting that I was a loyal customer using the dealership service department for all aspects of the vehicle maintenance. After another 45,000 miles, the transmission ceased again, but this time Honda Company paid for the complete replacement. In conclusion, I still look forward to driving my first Honda Pilot and have complete confidence that the Honda Company will backup me and take full responsibility on any uncommon mishaps with their vehicles. I ought to know I sat in my vehicle for the last 10 years and l'm still driving and looking forward to more. P.S. I live in Los Angeles and its hard freeway driving. Also, I can squeeze out 23 miles per gallon, if I limit myself to 63 miles per hour speed limit.