2005 Honda Odyssey User Reviews
EX 5-Spd AT w/ Leather shown
- $6,889 - $11,076
- everything excelent! 5 Star Van
I paid MSRP but it's worth it! It's like driving a luxury car. I don't even look at those luxury SUV and cars anymore. My kids just love it! Navigation, DVD is excellent. Got the EX-leather with Nav. 8 passenger. No problems so far. I waited 4 months for this.
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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
22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Power, sporty feel will driving, navigation system
- no power tailgate
A great car if you still want that sport sedan feel but would like some real room inside your car. You no longer have to be "embarrassed" by driving a Minivan. They have come a long way from the box.
6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Navigation Syst.,Pax ites,engine,large dvd screen
Like everybody looking for a vehicle for more than 6 persons ....I serching almost all SUV from Denaly to Sequoia and my clear desision was a minivan( you must choice betwen apearance or confort and family imagen)I Have my odyssey for 1 month already and Im very happy with my decision.From the engine to the voice activation everithing is vert easy to use and very friendly.Strongly recomended ....read morehide
4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Saftey, Comfortable, Rear 60/40 seats better than others, Advertised Features
- Gas Mileage Stinks, ECO Drive Herky/Jerky, Overpriced
I have researched Federal Stats, Oddessy clear has the best saftey ratings, and lowest Fatality Involvment rates of other MiniVans. (All Minivan's are generally safer than SUV's) Researched the car, and it seemed clear that Odyssey was best in class.
I thought the Chryler was the better value when you take price versus features into account. My Wife wanted the Oddyssey, so I decided to go with the Quality. (Reason= I would be divorced right now if I have the problems with the Chrysler that we are having with the Odyssey.) (IE we have a problem with the car that she wanted, No Marital Strife, we have a problem with the car that I insist on buying, Martial HELL)
The Nut's of our problem is that Oddyssey has been getting 15 to 18 MPG. Advertised is 21-28 MPG. I don't like the eco drive, I feel it come on and off, and I don't like that. The Honda Dealer won't return our calls with regards to this problem,.... They say they are waiting for Honda USA to get back to them. BS, it's been two weeks. The unofficially the service guy want's us to wait (I take that as a BLOW off and hope that we don't bother coming back.) There is a Break in Period, but my car is getting 25% lower MPG than I should.
The good news is that I didn't buy a Chrysler, because then I would never hear the end of it. ("we should of bought the honda...", and of course.)
Other than this problem, I thought the Entertainment controls are anything but intuitive. FYI (I was $2000 off MSRP going out to Sycamore IL, the best deal I could swing in Chicago burbs was $1,000 off.)...read morehide
35 out of 49 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Very nice van with very little to complain about
- The odd rattle, broken glove compartment, front passenger seat not lumbar heated or power
It is a tough choice between the odyssey and the siena. They both have pros and cons. Overall I would favor the odyssey by a slim margin. Just wish Honda would make the middle captain chairs forward folding for more storage. The lazy suzy is a good idea but after 5 months we have yet to use it. Still quite noisy but much better over last years model. I also feel that the doors need more rigidity for the classic honda door slam.
Overall I am very pleased with the van and would recommend it to anyone eventhough the DVD navi unit doesn't work in Winnipeg....read morehide
3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Comfort, Style, Smooth and Quick Acceleration, Good Stability, quiet compared to Chrysler T and C
- Paid MSRP, doors sometimes hard to open, brief clicking noise when engine is cold
We wanted a good, RELIABLE minivan (something Chrysler can't do) and took the plunge to get into Honda's car. We paid sticker price but got a reasonable deal on our trade-in. Overall, I am hoping that we made the right choice but believe when going in next time to trade in that resale will help us a lot....read morehide
9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Very comfortable, great engine, all the toys for the adults and kids.
- Couple of door rattles that were easily fixed by dealer. You pay MSRP!!!
After reluctantly trading in an Eddie Bauer Explorer there is now no looking back. This was one of the best purchases I have ever made for my family. This has the most HP of any minivan in its class. It is also the heaviest. The engine shuts down three cylinders while cruising for better fuel economy. Run flat tires are just another peace of mind convienence on the Touring. These tires are rated MUCH higher then the Toyota Sienna or Nissan Quest. Forget about domestics, they can't even come close to competing with this vehicle. The navigation system is incredible. Very accurate and helpful. The rear seat dvd is perfect. The screen is 9" which is bigger then any other van. There is also a 360 watt audio system with a subwoofer for the mom's and dad's. This van has duel sliding power doors and a power rear lift gate. In addition, both windows in the second row roll down. Built in sun shades in the second row with an option for the third row are a plus. Storage is great. You can't beat the hidden "lazy susan" storage area in the floor. The 60/40 third row bench which is Honda's "magic seat" is great. No more heavy one piece bench seat.
Overall, this van is luxurious through and through. Spacious, reliable and safe. If you can go for the touring with paying MSRP, you can forget about any buyers remorse. You'll smile ear to ear everytime you drive it....read morehide
44 out of 56 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- It looks good and more powerful compared with Toyato's van.
- It is very noisy while driving more 55 miles compared with Toyato's van.
If Honda Odyssey can reduce her noisy level while driving more
than 55 miles like Toyato's van, I will be happier.
Also, the driver's side door you have to slash hard to have it closed.
Sometimes, you have to start the engine second times.
If someone tries to open the door before you release the lock, you have
to use remote control to lock and then unlock. Ithink this is related to
some safty features, but confused somehow!
Compared with Toyato's van, it looks like
Toyato's has more option like DVD ready and $1000 less etc....read morehide
21 out of 29 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- A flawless masterpiece of technology and safety
No other vehicle can come close being compared to or built. In a class of its own period!!!
4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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