2002 Honda Passport Reviews

2002 Honda Passport EX from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles

Faults:

I just purchased a 2002 Honda Passport XE with an outstanding body and only 71,000 miles. This is why I paid 10,000 for it. Dealer sold to me as like new with no issues. Dealer was 50 miles from my home. No issues when test drove.

Two days later, I went back to pick up the vehicle, and noticed coming home, that the 6 disc changer was half working. Sometimes it would start and sometimes not. Sometimes would start, but skip. I do not have a clue what the problem is. The radio and CD work fine.

Just as I was turning into my driveway, the check engine light came on. The next day I took to AutoZone, and the check came up with 4 problems. O2 oxygen sensor, some other sensor, c... converter and radio. Next day went to the Honda dealer, and they say it is the converter and will cost 1300 to replace.

On the 4th day, as I went to work, the jerking when taking off started, and has been doing every since. It jerks only when taking off in 1st gear. Runs well on the open road, and around town after it gets into 2nd gear. I think I have been taken to the cleaners and paid double what I should have with all these issues. Can't believe all these problems have started as soon as I got the SUV. I would sell it now after 3 weeks, except I cannot because of the overall condition. Now I just wonder what I will have invested in the thing if and when I get it in good condition.

If anyone out there has any feedback on any of these issues, please contact me. Thanks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th August, 2010

2002 Honda Passport 4WD EXL V6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

Best buy I've ever made!

Faults:

I've had no problems at all with my Passport. Still runs and handles great. With regular maintenance, all I've had to replace are brakes and tires!!

General Comments:

Great handling and comfortable ride.

No major or even minor problems!

Roomy and well-equipped with all the luxury of a Lexus!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2006

26th Mar 2010, 13:57

This car sucks... I has to do brakes all the way around, the A/C pump is whining and is 400 used from the parts store. It carbons up to easy, and now the transmission is slipping bad. The car only has 100,000 miles on it.

26th Mar 2010, 15:43

To the above commentor:

Look, I'm sorry but you can't complain about brake replacements. Pads and shoes aren't designed to last forever. That you got 100,000 miles out them is actually very good. Your other complaints are valid, but brakes are just basic maintenance.

Everyone seems to think the only thing cars need to run is gas, that's not the case, it takes a lot more than that to keep a car in good running condition. And people who complain of issues usually don't know that, because if they did, they wouldn't be complaining about issues, because they wouldn't be having as many.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews