2005 Honda Odyssey
There are 21 user reviews for the Touring 5-Spd AT w/ Leather/Nav/DVD trim shown below
- 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....read morehide
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- Recalls are common, Leather Seats, Moon Roof, Paid $41,000,
This car was alright. When i was buying it, I compared it to the Lexus RX400h, the Honda was bigger, more power, more options and is cheaper. But now i think i should of bought a lexus RX400h. I have a wife and one kid so i guess i didnt need a van.
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- fuel economy goes way down with air on
air conditioner quit with less than 500 miles on honda touring sedan dealer told me i took a rock thru front grill it was not covered by warrenty . I argued it was a design flaw in front grill they fixed it free of charge
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- Safety reliability and fuel economy.
- Not enough of them been built to meet demands and lower prices.Would prefer timing chain instead of
For those who experiencing noises from the back,that possibly the crossbars mounted on the roof rails,slide them back as far as they will go.
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- DRIVING IT JUST MAKES YOU SMILE. EVERYTHING IS STANDARD/NO PICK-AND-CHOOSE OPTIONS LIST, ITS A HONDA
- FRONT PASSENGER SEAT STILL NOT POWERED, NO BLUETOOTH
THIS IS OUR THIRD ODY ('99 EX, '02 EX-L RES, AND NOW '05 BIG KAHUNA) AND LIKELY OUR LAST AS THE KIDS WILL BE DRIVING WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR A NEW ONE. BUT CONSIDERING ALL THIS MINIVAN HAS GOING FOR IT, I'M PLANNING ON KEEPING IT FOR FAMILY TRIPS AND WHATEVER. AS FAR AS RESALE YOU CANT GO WRONG. MY FIRST TWO SOLD FOR @$7000 LESS THAN WHAT I PAID NEW, AFTER 3YRS/34,000M AND 3.5YRS/43,000M, RESPECTIVELY.
THE DVD IS GREAT, EASY TO USE FROM THE FRONT SEAT IF YOU HAVE LITTLE ONES, OR FROM THE REAR WHEN THEY ARE OLDER. THE BEST THING IS THAT THE KIDS CAN WATCH A MOVIE OR LISTEN TO CDS THROUGH HEADPHONES WHILE YOU LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC (CD AM/FM/XM) THROUGH THE SPEAKERS.
THE NAV SYSTEM IS PROBABLY THE BEST OUT THERE. EASY TO USE ACCURATE, TONS OF INFO, AND VOICE OR TOUCH SCREEN OPERATED. I HAVE FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WITH LEXUS, MERCEDES, BMW AND INFINITY WHO HAVE HAD TO GO TO HALFDAY 'WORKSHOPS' AT THEIR DEALERS TO LEARN HOW TO USE THEIR NAV SYSTEMS. ONE CAR MAGAZINE SAID THOSE MAKES SHOULD JUST GIVE UP AND LICENSE HONDA'S SYSTEM. IT'S JUST THAT GOOD.
I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THE HONDACARE EXT. WARRENTY (100K / 7YR, $0 DEDUCT) NOT THAT I HAVE EVER USED IT, BUT WITH ALL THE ELECTRONICS, MOTORS, COMPUTER-STUFF, SHOULD ANYTHING GO AFTER THE STANDARD WARR. EXPIRES, IT WILL PAY FOR ITSELF WITH THE FIRST CLAIM...E.G. THE MOTORS FOR THE REAR DOORS ON THE '02 ARE @$1250 EACH. THE PRICE CAN BE NEGOTIATED AND ADDED TO MONTHLY PAYMENT (WITHOUT INTEREST) IF NECESSARY. BESIDES, THERE ARE A FEW EXTRAS HONDACARE OFFERS THAT AFTER MARKET WARRENTIES DON'T, AND IT IS TRANSFERABLE IF YOU SELL, OR REFUNDABLE (PRORATED) IF YOU TRADE-IN OR WRECK IT.
THE EX-L RES/NAV WILL SAVE ABOUT $6000 OVER THE TOURING "R&N" SO ALL YOU NEED TO DECIDE IS IF THE TOURING EXTRAS ARE WORTH IT, BUT AT THIS POINT WE'RE TALKING LUXURY, NOT NECESSITY. I EVENTUALLY THOUGHT SO, ESPECIALLY WHEN COMPARED TO A COMPARABLY EQUIPPED TOYOTA (IT TAKES A WHILE TO SORT THROUGH TOY'S OPTIONS LIST TO SEE WHAT YOU ARE REALLY GETTING--OR NOT--FOR THE PRICE).
THE ODY AND THE TOY ARE BOTH GREAT, AND THE TOY DOES RIDE A BIT SMOOTHER, BUT WITHOUT A DOUBT THE ODY HANDLES AND JUST "FEELS" LIKE A GOOD SEDAN, NOT A BUS. AS FOR FIT-AND -FINISH, THE TOY SEEMS TO BE THE LEADER, ONLY BECAUSE I'VE NEVER HEARD OF PROBLEMS. THIS ODY HAS ONLY ONE PROBLEM THAT I COULD FIND (AND BELIEVE ME, I LOOKED) AND THAT IS WITH THE UPPER GLOVE BOX LID. IT IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT BY @1/4 INCH, NOT A BIG DEAL, BUT IT BUGS ME.
YOU CAN ALSO GET ACCESSORIES TO PERSONALIZE YOUR ODY: MATS, BITS OF TRIM, ETC, SOME THAT MOST DEALERS/SALESMEN DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT BECAUSE NOT EVERYTHING IS LISTED IN THE ACCESSORY BROCHURE. LOOK FOR HONDA ACCESSORIES ON-LINE. ONE ITEM EVERYONE WHO OWN AN ODYSSEY M U S T G E T IS THE CARGO LINER FOR THE WELL THE THIRD SEAT DROPS INTO. WHEN THE SEAT IS UP, GROCERIES AND WHAT NOT GETS PUT IN THE WELL. THE FIRST TIME SOMETHING LEAKS, MELTS OR SPILLS AND YOU DON'T HAVE THIS LINER, YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF SAYING WORDS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU KNEW! THE LINER STAYS PUT WITH THE SEATS UP OR DOWN, AND WHEN THE INEVITABLE SPILL HAPPENS, YOU JUST LIFT OUT THE LINER AND POUR OUT THE SPILL, CLEAN UP THE LINER AND DROP IT BACK IN PLACE.
THE ODYSSEY IS VERY COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE / RIDE IN. TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY AND YOUR STUFF. LONG OR SHORT TRIPS ARE A BREEZE. IT HAS MORE POWER THAN ANY OTHER VAN OUT THERE. IT IS AS/MORE COMFORTABLE (AND HOLDS WAY MORE) THAN MOST ANY LUXURY CAR. IT IS LESS EXPENSIVE (TO BUY AND INSURE), EASIER TO DRIVE AND MORE FUEL EFFICIENT THAN ANY COMPARABLE SUV. AND, IT IS MORE RELIABLE, BETTER BUILT AND HAS BETTER RESALE VALUE THAN ANYTHING ELSE YOU ARE CURRENTLY CONSIDERING BUYING INSTEAD!
FORGET THE REST, JUST BUY THE ODYSSEY! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!...read morehide
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- Fit and finish like a luxury car (I own a BMW 5 series), comfort, safety, and all the bells and whis
- Still trying to find one
Bought my 2005 Touring with DVD and Nav yesterday. Paid 36,100 (MSRP with dest. is 39,010). She'll be here next week--I can't wait. Drove the demo--best ride in a minivan, esp. with the 17" run-flats on the Touring. DVD is nice at 9", Nav is user friendly and back-up remote cam is good quality picture. Plush leather seats, power outlet and jacks are perfect for the PS2 for the kids (or X-box or Blender, or whatever).
It's for my wife--but I think I'll find lots of excuses to drive it....read morehide
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I like the Nav.Do you like this car?It is very good on highways
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- Powerful V6, DVD and Navigation
- Fuel Economy, Paint, Power Liftgate, PRICEY
We decided to trade our troublesome Dodge for a new Honda Odyssey. We got the Touring model line and we love it. The Navigation System is very cool and the 9 in TV is great for the kids. The 3.5L 255 hp V-6 is fast and reliable. Honda advertises 20/28 (with VCM) fuel economy and I have only gotton 23 tops. The paint is easily sractched (we banged the door and a large amount of paint came off). The power tailgate is very sensitive and so are the power doors. We paid 4% over Invoice, so we think we got a good deal. I was looking at a Lexus or a Cadillac, but the space was not big enough. I think $40,000 is a bit much for a minivan, but the interior is the nicest of any car I have ever been in. I am glad it did not have the fake wood other cars have. It is super quiet and the space for storing stuff is unbelievable. Honda has been reliable and so I am very satisfied with my buy....read morehide
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- PRICE! for the total package
- Lots of technology forces you to think of extended warranties
We bought a beautiful, Black/Black Touring, fully loaded... for $35,127. May sound impossible but if you go to a smaller dealer and keep comparing them to a big volume dealer, I think the smaller guy gets a complex and does not want the big one to beat them. This is how we negot. our deal. Along with threat of buying the AWD Sienna.
Nevertheless, it is a very nice looking and great car overall. This is from a family of multiple Infiniti owners.
Fit and finish are outstanding,
To be the perfect minivan, it need Xenon lighting and power passenger seat adjustment. The seat I can't do much about.... the Xenons are going in this week, 2 weeks after taking delivery....read morehide
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- Roomy, Improved GPS, Moon Roof & Sliding Door Windows, Good Handling
- Need More Braking Power, Only 2 Parking Senors at Front, Gas Consumption
I had a 2000 EX. Traded it in for the 2005 Touring with GPS. Exterior styling is better. It is every bit as roomy. Like the GPS with big screen and better software. Climate control system accomadates every one in the car. Sound system is good as well. Power seems unlimited. It often can outrun many vehicles when I need gain room to cut 2 lanes over in order the exist the highway or enter a tunnel.
The 3 complaints are: Need more brake assist. Often need to push the pedal deep to slow down from, say, 30 mph to 10 mph.
Backing up can't be easier. 4 senors and a camera. Front is another story. It only has 2. 4 would be great.
A tank of gas now travel about 30 to 40 miles than the 2000 one....read morehide
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