1994 Honda Passport Reviews

1994 Honda Passport DX 2.6 "4ZE1" SOHC I-4 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.6 "4ZE1" SOHC I-4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance168000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark


A great little Hondsuzu... or Isuzda?


Head gasket failed at 167k, thought it was a cracked head, but head checked out OK.

Small rot hole in the frame in the far passenger side, however rest of the frame is rock solid.

Tiny bits of rust on the seams in the door jambs, seems to be common upon seeing other Passports/Rodeos.

PCM failed at 161k, replaced with working yard unit.

General Comments:

Very nice riding SUV, not as brash as say a Toyota 4-Runner. For those that don't know.. the Passport is a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo, and that's all it is, nothing else is changed, just the badges.

Controls are easy to use clearly marked, however the radio is a far reach to change it.

For having 168k, it hasn't had much trouble. The head gasket I could foresee considering it is a iron block/aluminum head combo.

It's slow... but what can you expect from a 120hp 4 cylinder in a 3500lb SUV? Plus it's not like it's a race car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2009

1994 Honda Passport LX 4 x 4 3.2 V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 Manual
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carHonda Passport


I love my Passport


Just a ticking noise.

Passenger power locks don't work.

General Comments:

Ticking noise is in the lifters called valve lash adjusters. Nothing will fix this problem. Save your money on the additives.

U/S light that comes on is the up shift light, tells you when to shift. Only on manual trans.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2004

20th Apr 2005, 17:49

All Passports (and Rodeos, the Passport's twin) have motors that tick. I think that they just about ticked from the factory. The 3.2 liter engine is very reliable, and, if properly maintained, will last for hundreds of thousands of miles.

22nd Sep 2005, 01:20

The V6 3.2l engine is notorious one to eat oil, from GM, the lifter noise is there permanently, and power door lock on passenger side, gets to be that way if you lock the door by itself, not from the driver side door lock. It went out of alignment so you will need to adjust the passenger side door lock and it will work fine again, until someone hits it with the elbow to lock it...

Get a centralized door lock switch installed by an electrical guru. Eliminates that adjustment for ever...

But I just love this truck. No other noise in town use, noisy on HWY, but hey, its a truck! Keep checking the oil, and change the timing belt at 60k miles, you are set to go for a long long time. Did i mention it looks good?

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews