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The Passport was the Isuzu Rodeo, just like the Pilot evolved basically from the Trooper. Originally those were both full chassis, traditional 4x4s with trnsfer case, etc. I kind of doubt that's what we're going to see here. That's a dwindling breed. Should it be that kind of vehicle, the Toyota 4Runner is a closer competitor.
 

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I am definitely keeping an eye on this one closely especially if my XT’s CVT leak problem is not well fixed.
 

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I hope this puts pressure back on subaru to reintroduce the XT, especially with the Ford Edge ST and the Mazda CX-5 getting the turbo now.
 

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Looks pretty good to me. I'd prefer to have a reliable v6 over a turbocharged 4 banger. I'll have to wait a bit to see how the reviews are and then make a decision from there.
 

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This is an SUV class that seems to have been neglected. The larger 2 row SUV. Jeep Grand Cherokee competitor with reliability.

Honestly though, this seems like a big one. Not that it won't get out of its own way, but I doubt it has any intention of filling a niche like the XT did.
 

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Sorry, Subaru. I was soooo close to my 1st Subaru and then this came along. I had a ‘96 Rodeo back in the day and now this comes along. It’s the size I’m looking for - bigger than the Forester but not a 3rd seater like the Ascent. A lot to like in the Passport!


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I hope this puts pressure back on subaru to reintroduce the XT, especially with the Ford Edge ST and the Mazda CX-5 getting the turbo now.
No chance.
Pilot is 10K more than Subaru...no thanks
If its as boring as the CRV..no thanks
 

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Yes, the new Passport is looking very interesting. I was convinced that I was going to keep my 18' Outback 3.6 Limited, enter the 2019 Honda Passport.
 

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Honda should have chosen a new name for the Passport because the old one was a disaster from a reliability standpoint. The Isuzu Rodeo rebadged as the Passport was the one of the few models in the Honda lineup plagued with issues. Consumer Reports later came out with a list of used cars to avoid, the Isuzu Rodeo/Passport was on that list. Isuzu exited the passenger car market a few years later with steadily declining sales.
 

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Honda should have chosen a new name for the Passport because the old one was a disaster from a reliability standpoint. The Isuzu Rodeo rebadged as the Passport was the one of the few models in the Honda lineup plagued with issues. Consumer Reports later came out with a list of used cars to avoid, the Isuzu Rodeo/Passport was on that list. Isuzu exited the passenger car market a few years later with steadily declining sales.

It’s been 20 years I had my ‘96 Rodeo and I’d bet most buyers hardly remember the Rodeo/Passport for it to have a strong positive or negative impact today.


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Pet peeve...as with the forester...

If you’re going to include paddles, stop making them so tiny...and I have big hands.
 

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I also owned the 1996 Rodeo, I will NEVER forget my negative experience with that car. I thought I had a lemon until Consumer Reports confirmed my experience with that car was widespread. The negative reports carried over to the Honda Passport, hence my thoughts Honda should rename the new Passport.
 
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