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Let's update our opinions now that we have owned for a few months and put on some miles. My thoughts after 5+ months and 5,000 miles: STILL LOVE IT!!!!:love: I am really liking the Passport over my previous Pilot so much more!!!!!! First, I really like the sportier look of the Passport over the Pilot (one of my wishlist items for last few years of driving Pilots). Love the features, size (I don't need third row) but has keep good size cargo area, comfortable ride, handling and power. It is a much quieter ride with more comfortable seats. I was nervous about the 9 speed transmission, but I haven't had any problems. I really like the Sport mode transmission. I finally used it a few weeks ago going up Colorado mountain pass. It worked really well as the climb was steep and the speed limit was low so it kept the transmission in a lower gear without trying to keep shifting. Now that I have used it; I will be using it more often. There are a few small dislikes/annoyances but the cons definitely outweigh those. Hope everyone is enjoying their ride as much as I am!!!:)
 

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I’m almost 3 months (4/13/19) after buying my Passport and still love it!
The only negatives I’ve found are the engine idle stop and all the piano black trim inside and out.
 
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I've had my Passport for 4 months and after a nice 60 mile drive in the country today I realize how satisfied I am with it. Solid, smooth, quiet interior all make for a very pleasant and competent vehicle. The lane keeping assist practically steers itself through the gentle curves on a two lane country highway. Is it an "exciting" vehicle to drive? No, not really, but I have a fully restored 1967 Chevelle Malibu with a 350 CID 355 HP engine when I need that exciting feel. Overall I am extremely pleased with the Passport and expect to keep it for a good number of years.
 

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Mine is now 4 months old, (about 2k miles) and I love driving it, I gasses up my wife's RX350 (Lexus) the other day and did not like the feel of it as much as the Passport...!

Really looking forward to my first camping trip to the High Sierras in September, I'll probably put about 700 miles on it, while getting to see it on the open road, some dirt roads and some elevation (8000+ feet)...!
 
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Mine is now 4 months old, (about 2k miles) and I love driving it, I gasses up my wife's RX350 (Lexus) the other day and did not like the feel of it as much as the Passport...!

Really looking forward to my first camping trip to the High Sierras in September, I'll probably put about 700 miles on it, while getting to see it on the open road, some dirt roads and some elevation (8000+ feet)...!
Don't forget to check your altimeter and let us know how high you got! ;)
 

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Coming up on 5 months and almost 1,800 miles on it. Very pleased with it BUT I must confess. I really miss not having a 360 camera like we had on our 17 Nissan Maxima Platinum. I also miss soft padding on the side console where you rest your leg. Nothing but hard plastic. Even the Accord Touring has that soft padding. Common Honda!
 

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I re-fell-in-love with my Passport yesterday when I went with a co-worker who has a 2019 Ford Explorer, a vehicle our Passport is compared to. Let me tell you, I felt like I was riding in a very inexpensive vehicle in the Explorer. The ride quality, the overall interior and most of all the engine noise and the road noise. Our Passports are extremely quiet and you quickly get spoiled! Even closing the door.. our vehicles are smooth as silk and make that nice sold cur-thunk sound. Explorer felt like I was closing the door on my nieces Cozy-Coupe toy!
After we returned to work, I felt extremely satisfied in my purchase. For nearly the same amount of money, I got so much "more" vehicle in my Passport! Me+Passport=?
 

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I re-fell-in-love with my Passport yesterday when I went with a co-worker who has a 2019 Ford Explorer, a vehicle our Passport is compared to. Let me tell you, I felt like I was riding in a very inexpensive vehicle in the Explorer. The ride quality, the overall interior and most of all the engine noise and the road noise. Our Passports are extremely quiet and you quickly get spoiled! Even closing the door.. our vehicles are smooth as silk and make that nice sold cur-thunk sound. Explorer felt like I was closing the door on my nieces Cozy-Coupe toy!
After we returned to work, I felt extremely satisfied in my purchase. For nearly the same amount of money, I got so much "more" vehicle in my Passport! Me+Passport=?
A more fair comparison would be the 2020 Explorer. The Explorer ST looks very interesting BUT it’s a Ford. Over priced and horrible resale value. I would still pick this Honda over it. Especially for the long term. It’s a Honda. You know it’s going to go the distance and be reliable.
 

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Sheesh its been 6 weeks and I’m already irritated as hell with mine!! Suspension popping noise at 400 miles is an embarrassment for Honda..
 

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I'm at 5k, and I'm still very happy with mine. I drive it mostly for longer trips to Tahoe and Reno, and it's taken me there about 6 times RT already.
 

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Mine is now 4 months old, (about 2k miles) and I love driving it, I gasses up my wife's RX350 (Lexus) the other day and did not like the feel of it as much as the Passport...!

Really looking forward to my first camping trip to the High Sierras in September, I'll probably put about 700 miles on it, while getting to see it on the open road, some dirt roads and some elevation (8000+ feet)...!
Did you make it to Bodie yet? How about Bristlecone Pine Forest? My friend Dave is a ranger there. 11,000 feet just about.
 

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Did you make it to Bodie yet? How about Bristlecone Pine Forest? My friend Dave is a ranger there. 11,000 feet just about.
Bodie! We're from Southern PA and during a visit to eastern CA a friend said you MUST see Bodie. We visited it three years ago. It was a very interesting as well as sad visit when we learned of its tragic past: the howling snowstorms, the fires and people dying from the gold processing chemicals (cyanide!) and how difficult life was for the residents at that altitude, over 8,400 ft.
 

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Did you make it to Bodie yet? How about Bristlecone Pine Forest? My friend Dave is a ranger there. 11,000 feet just about.
Nope, not yet, my wife had a major operation and it kinda killed most of my camping opportunities, I'm hoping tp do Bishop over the Columbus Day weekend in October, anyone interested in meeting up there?
 
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I will own my passport since February of this year. I’ve had a couple problems with it that the dealership fixed. I have no complaints, 8000 miles on it, little trips here and there. It is a great retirement vehicle, and I am looking forward to the future with it
 

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Mine is now 4 months old, (about 2k miles) and I love driving it, I gasses up my wife's RX350 (Lexus) the other day and did not like the feel of it as much as the Passport...!

Really looking forward to my first camping trip to the High Sierras in September, I'll probably put about 700 miles on it, while getting to see it on the open road, some dirt roads and some elevation (8000+ feet)...!

Just got my Passport Elite today and were heading out backpacking around mammoth in a couple weeks. Let me know how it performs!
 

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Pretty spoiled with my passport Elite . 6300 miles , bought in March / April . Aside from the display freezing up , (Honda fixed that but now Navigation doesn’t work ) and the clunking of the tranny at low speeds occasionally , I like the car. Hope they find out why it clunks and jerks at low speeds . Anyone else have that problem ?
 

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Took delivery on 2019 Touring 2 weeks ago. Lover every thing about the vehicle except loud wind noise above 45 mph. Sounds like a rear window is open. VERY annoying. I had similar problem with 2000 Outback. Solution was replacing wrong door gasket. Checking online shows many others have this issue. I can live with it I guess if no solution. Going to try masking tape around door openings first. Any one else seen(heard this problem)?.
 

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Took delivery on 2019 Touring 2 weeks ago. Lover every thing about the vehicle except loud wind noise above 45 mph. Sounds like a rear window is open. VERY annoying. I had similar problem with 2000 Outback. Solution was replacing wrong door gasket. Checking online shows many others have this issue. I can live with it I guess if no solution. Going to try masking tape around door openings first. Any one else seen(heard this problem)?.
Hello BigH and welcome to the PP Forum. Re. your cabin wind noise. Are your seat cooling fans set to high? That has been identified as a source of cabin wind noise.
 
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