2005 Honda Odyssey
There are 14 user reviews for the EX 5-Spd AT trim shown below
- Good fuel econ, Nice add on seat.
- Back seat a bit noise and rough. Gas pedal sometimes clank.
Last Row is not good for baby car seat. When i put m baby car seat at the back. Whichever size of people or kids got no place to put their hand. I also got infant car at the mid row. The plus one 8 seat will be tough to adding people on.
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- GOOD APPEARENCE AND LOOKS.
- LOOKS LITTLE MORE BULKY.
The car has sufficient potential to be dream car for Middle Income Group sector and tough riders.
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- Lots of safety features, curtain airbag, Anti lock, Traction control, great pickup
- High fuel consumption
This is my second mini-van, my first was a 4 cylinder Plymouth Voyager hand me down and the difference is night and day.
I wasn't necessarily in the market looking for a new vehicle, but it was a "would be nice" to upgrade. The mistake was taking the Odyssey for a test drive. I was completely blown away on the test drive, the Odyssey has great pickup and handles extremely well for a large vehicle. The impression I was left with was, am I still in a minivan or in an Accord?
It has a lot of safety features that is standard on all models, curtain side airbag, antilock brakes, traction control, rollover sensor. With young children this is a plus. The interior has a lot of nice features as well, lots of cup holders, nice split third row fold down seating, lazy susan in floor. It could use some overhead storage, such as in the Dodge minivans, but maybe that is less storage than the in-floor lazy susan, although the Dodge also has the Sto-and-go storage area. Otherwise I'm happy with the interior.
The Odyssey is a large, bulky minivan, and it is quite heavy at around 4400 pounds, but the way it drives, you wouldn't think your in such a large vehicle. It corners well with little body roll, and has great acceleration, with a smooth, quiet ride. But, this power comes at a price, the gas mileage that is listed is no where close to actual. My personal opinion is the Odyssey is around 14 MPG in the city, and perhaps 18-19 MPG on the highway. Of course if you drive "heavy" you will expect to use more gas.
I have had the Odyssey for about 6 months and so far I had to take it back to the dealer once to replace the airbag sensor. This had failed and had to be replaced; as a result I had no working airbags for a week. In talking to the dealer, I learned that the passenger seat has a sensor for the airbag to decide if someone is sitting to close to the door, etc. If this is the case, the airbag system will shut-off, and has to be taken to the dealer to be turned back on. Apparently this is a sensitive sensor, a jacket or cell phone can trigger it, then it's a trip to the dealer to get the system turned back on. To make sure the system is safe I guess I have to live with it.
Overall I think the 2005 Odyssey is a great vehicle, it is a lot of fun to drive, and yes it is a minivan. I feel that my family and I are safe and protected. But the performance come at a price in regards to gas consumption....read morehide
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- Power on demand, spacious, VERY easy to drive
- wind noise at freeway speeds, no change drawer, fuel economy, seats aren't that comfy
I really like the van overall, especially the interior space and the leg room in the 3rd row. The seats are built for a small to medium sized person and as such are now always comfortable for my 220# frame. Petite to average sized women tend to find them very comfortable. I wish it came with a change drawer. Small thing, but important. It has 2 gloveboxes which is a great feature (only 1 locks). It drives VERY well. Definitely more car-like than mini-van like. 2 of my friends own Siennas & at freeway speeds we all agree their vans are quieter. In the end though, all 3 of us would choose the Odyssey given the choice. Nice to have all the safety features without having to deal with packages (for features). I got the LX (base) & it has all the basics that I need. Power windows, air, and a powerful engine (all trim levels use the same engine). Sliding doors could be a bit easier to slide, but my 6 year old is fine opening & closing them. On my particular vehicle, it takes a good slam to fully shut the rear door. Very happy with the LX. Plain, but functional & a great value. Paid $24,000 including destination. $26,255.-- out the door. I was told it was a great value by the finance people, but I figured they said that to everyone. I figured that the LX models weren't selling too well. Everyone seemed to want the EX-L (leather), so I guess I got lucky. Happy with the vehicle. Would recommend for a sensible & useful utility vehicle that is safe & handles like a large, tall car....read morehide
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