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I have a 2014 Pilot with 90,000 miles. I bought it almost 3 years ago with 34,000 miles, it's been trouble free and it still runs like a new car. I really like it but am considering selling it. My primary concern is that the older it gets the more likely I'll have an unexpected problem. We take it on vacations and I don't want to risk it breaking down in the middle of Montana, Wyoming, etc. I know many owners get 200,000 or more miles out of their Pilots, but am wondering how often others had unexpected problems once the car exceeded 100,000 miles.

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Response from Member5253

7:13 pm December 30, 2017

We sold our 2008 Pilot EX to buy a 2017 Pilot EX-L. There is a lot to like about the 2017 but I am still not sure we should have sold our 2008. It had 125,000 or so miles and was running well. If I had it to do over again I would have kept it a few more years and not purchased the 2017. I expect i could have gotten 200 to 300 thousand on the 2008 before it needed to be replaced. Keep the car maintained and keep it. Another thing to consider, Honda is a very popular car so lots of dealers and independents can service it. Unlike a, for instance, Audi. Just my 2 cents.


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Response from ganseg

7:18 pm December 30, 2017

Response from Member6233

12:59 am December 31, 2017

Although we just purchased our 2010 over the summer (2017) with 116k on the clock, it has been very reliable so far. We did the timing belt and water pump as soon as we bought it as there was no 100% positive proof that it had been done by the previous owner. The only thing we've done was scheduled maintenance (again, as we had to proof it had been done prior). This included transmission fluid replacement, coolant replacement, rear diff fluid, and the transfer case fluid. As long as you keep up on scheduled maintenance, you should be good for some time to come. However, there can always be that random component failure but good maintenance practices can reduce that in my opinion.


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Response from markh

10:40 am January 2, 2018

I have a 2003, we bought it new the first model year. It has around 160k on it now and it's a rock. We've had some minor issues with it, but nothing serious or expensive. Just keep up with the maintenance and it'll reward you with many years of excellent service.


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Response from LectroFuel

1:31 pm January 2, 2018

It's only 3 years old! 90k is nothing for a Honda. With proper maintenance, you can easily get to 200,000 or 300,000 miles. The new ones are less reliable than the previous generation. There are zero widespread issues with the 2014 Pilot. If you decide to buy a new car, you will probably get a less reliable one.


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Response from timhood

12:36 am January 16, 2018

Have you maintained your vehicle properly? If so, keep it. Honestly, any decent car can go 150,000-200,000 miles these days. Our 2004 Ford F-150 is now our daughter's daily driver and has had only one significant repair-variable valve timing sensors. Our other vehicle is newer but has also been reliable. I would expect no less from a properly-maintained Honda Pilot.


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Response from jeholton

7:35 pm April 1, 2018

if you maintain it your Pilot and it still services your basic needs, I would keep it, if it wasn't for a car accident on my 05 Pilot, I would still be driving it, the engine and Transmisson were still going strong even at close to 180k


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