2005 Honda Odyssey User Reviews
Touring 5-Spd AT w/ Leather/Nav/DVD shown
- $6,889 - $11,076
- No trim specified for this review
- Luxurious features, took everything from 2000 Odyssey and made it better!
- Still a bit of rode noise, no auto seat adjustment in passenger seat.
I previously owned an 2000 Odyssey with Navigation and Leather. I put almost 100K miles on that van and loved it.
I puchased this van in July 2005, and I've put approximately 7,000+ miles on it so far.
This minivan is AMAZING! They basically took every great feature from the previous Odyssey model and MADE IT BETTER and added EVEN MORE FEATURES.
We own the Lexus LS430, my brother owns the 7 series BMW, and we used to own the S-class Mercedes. We have had our experiences with a lot of luxury cars, and it's pretty amazing this car has MANY of the features you'll find in todays top luxury cars.
The park assist, the rear camera (which is better than my Lexus camera because it's higher off the ground then the Lexus sedan), the auto open rear and key chain auto open rear, plus the close push button on the rear hatch is exactly like the 7 series BMW.
I prefer the Navigation system of the Odyssey better than ANY of the other ones (lexus, BMW, Mercedes--Mercedes being the worst). Honda's has an easy to use and understand interface. You don't have to read a manual to get through it, and if you get lost in the menu it's simple to get out and re-do it. The other brands have complex menu systems and can be a pain.
The Odyssey's Navi is voice activated as well, but that never works as well as punching in.
Don't get me wrong, the Odyssey doesn't have the feel of a $60K-$90K luxury vehicle, but there are QUITE A FEW features in this van that you'll find in anyone one of those top luxury vehicles.
You still have some rode noises on the highway, and the passenger seat doesn't have any auto adjustments, it's all manual. The other negative is the gas tank is still on the left side which I never liked. Even though my old van had the auto lock on the left door, still the kids would override it and the gas tank fuel thing got hit a couple times. It hasn't happened on the new one, but I was hoping they'd move it.
The TV is great and the wireless headphones are fantastic. The split third row is much easier to fold than ever before, and the underneath lazy susan is great for the kids to stuff their toys and things inside.
I love the 6 CD inside display behind the Navi screen, and the XM radio is nice as well.
The key memory is also great. I have my seat programmed so when I unlock the door with MY KEY the seat moves according to my saved position.
The listing says 20/28 MPG, but don't believe that, I get probably 18 which is 60/40 street/highway, and on TOTAL highway I get maybe 20-21. But I live in South FL so the A/C has to come into play.
Finally the dash has the outside temp, which the old one never had, and that used to annoy me. The dash also has a compass which is nice if you're not using the Navi at the moment. Both things I wanted in the old model.
Overall, this is an awesome vehicle, never look back just get this minivan and be happy. It has many of the same features found in most top Luxury vehicle, so you really don't need anything else. Good power, pick up speed, and all the bells and whistles you could ever ask for.
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