2007 Honda Odyssey User Reviews
- $9,888 - $15,342
- none if compared with Toyota Siena
- extremely noisy inside, real bad isolation - wind coming inside from outside & engine problem
have the EX-L6 months now, and already has some noticable problem. Example, for not reason the engine making some loud noise once a while (either while the car is being parked but of course engine is turn on, or while the car is being driven).
The super bad part about this problem is that it comes & goes. So, when you bring it back to honda dealer and this is what they are "got nothing to fix since it is comes and goes".
Extremely difficult to fold the center roll seats. This makes it diffcult to access to the third roll seats.
The electronic in this car just so fragile, and even worst this is one small circuit break will require the whole damn expensive part to be replacement. In 6-month experience, I have to replacement the CD players two times due to CD jam!
Also did I mention that after a single trial of about 600 miles, the sound engine of this car just deteriorate!! like it is going to break down anytime soon ....
Well, my bad decision in selecting this car..... surely I have learned my lession... the bottom line is that new honda is no longer the same as compared to the honda back in 6 years. Quality, reliability, performance are big concern now....read morehide
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- None really
- How's road noise, transmission whine, stiff ride, rattles, bad mpg.
I have this Odyssey for 2 months and have discovered more problems with it than good points. The noise inside is so bad that I need the radio blast loudly, poor fuel mileage like 14mpg city, stiff ride that jars my intestines on rough roads plus the rattles that comes with it. Brought back to the dealer several times and they were just playing around with it and notifies me that is just normal. Just an annoying van that we did not noticed on the short test drive. It will be my last Honda vehicle i'm going to buy. Good luck with your van buying experience, because had it with mine....read morehide
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- Just about everything from refinement to ride
- no power passenger seat, removal of cargo net as standard feature, no power tailgate
Interesting observation on the reviews I have read. There have been 8 reviews with overall ratings of either 4 or 5 stars, with 14 others at 3 stars or less......a disproportionate amount at 2 or less. Of the 8 exceptional reviews, not one of them saw a 50% or higher response rate stating they were helpful. in fact most of them were under 25% with respect to the helpful rating. Do you know what the odds of this statistical anomaly are??? Seems to me the Odyssey reviews have been flooded with anti Honda rhetoric. Need more??? I have been to well over a dozen venerable car buying sites, and each of their expert reviewers has rate the Odyssey at the top of this class of vehicle. To those who are in the market for a minivan and have not experienced a test ride, please do not be prejudiced by what has been written on this site. Are there lemons in every line......yes. To the extent that you may read on this site for a vehicle that is universally acclaimed as the best of breed.......no. If you are planning an expenditure of this magnitude you should indeed test drive an Odyssey........read morehide
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- Great Van
- Expensive Tires
Touring model has a Michelin PAX system. This means only 1 car in the world has this type of tire and system. Michelin is the only tire company that makes the PAX tire. You need to go to a Honda dealer with a certified PAX technician who can replace your tires. Not all Honda dealers, or even any tire center can do this. It needs a special PAX tire installation machine and the certified PAX techmician. Consequently, replacing your worn out tires cost a significant amount of cash. It cost me $1480 total including the installation, balancing, and alignment.
The average cost in Southern California is $1480-1520 just to replace the tires on the Touring Odyssey model. Just be aware, as the Honda sales people nor the auto magazines, will tell you this....read morehide
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- Nice having safety features like run flat tires, side curtain airbags.
- Irritating noises. Manual adjustment for front passenger seat. Rear windows can't open.
After having my wife drive a '03 Kia Sedona EX for 3 years, I decided to get her a 2006 Odyssey Touring. With Honda's reputation and the reviews I thought this was a no-brainer decision.
After one year and ~8500 miles I'm not so positive now.
The main issue we have is the intermittent noises. One of the noises is rumbling exhaust. Another noise is a very irritating low tone hum from the engine area. Turning up the radio or music does not help drown out these noises. I've driven and rode in a lot of different cars/vans/trucks, and these are not your typical noises you expect from a vehicle, especially from a reputable manafucturer.
The first time I took it in, the dealership root caused the noise to a "collapsed" engine mount (hydraulic). They mention Honda had a bulletin. I had to wait a week for the part to come in. After the engine mount was replaced, we still experienced the noises.
The second time I took the van in, I drove around with the technician for 45min, but could not reproduce the issue. Though I got the feeling that the customer service rep at the desk was familar with what I was describing.
I'm wondering if the variable cylinder management engine in the EX-L and Touring model is not as refined as Honda wants it to be. I hope Honda is working on real fixes for owners that are experiencing noise issues.
Concerning a comparison to our Sedona, the Honda has a lower center of gravity (so feels better cornering) and it also has better turning radius (so parking and u-turns are easier). But, our Sedona (it's actually my primary vehicle now) is actually quieter and more enjoyable to drive.
I would only recommend Odyssey if you don't mind the possibility of having to drive with ear plugs....read morehide
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- Spacious, comfortable, love the heated front seats, CD changer, DVD for kids
- Didn't think we needed the rear doors that close with just a touch, turns out they're okay
Only had the 2007 EX-L for 2 weeks. I enjoy the ride so much I try to make up errands so I can spend time in the vehicle--and take the long way when I go. Handles very nicely. Great safety features. Plenty of room for our 3 kids (and up to 3 more kids in the back if need be). My favorite feature is the heated front seats (which only comes with the leather seats). Feel like I'm getting a massage while I drive. My wife enjoys this feature, too. Plenty of room in the far back for luggage (or sporting equipment). The magic seats are easy to manuever.
Very much enjoy the sound system--and the 6 CD changer. The radio stations are a snap to program. It's also XM compatible (though you have to install this separately with this model). The kids love the idea of watching DVDs in the back (which we'll save primarily for long trips). Also love the fact that the climate can be controlled differently for the driver's seat, passenger's seat, and the rear seats. This'll come in handy as my wife and I tend to have different temperature preferences. We have a moon roof (which will get more action in the spring and summer) and the windows in the back roll most of the way down.
Used to own a 97 Dodge Caravan, which was a solid enough vehicle when we sold it at 132,000 miles. There's no comparison to the Honda Odyssey, however. We have a number of friends and neighbors who have various Odysseys from 1999-2005 and I haven't heard any complaints yet. I agree with the common proclamation that the Honda Odyssey is the king of minivans.
I have had good experiences with my Honda Accords to date so feel like this will be a reliable vehicle . . ....read morehide
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- Ride, comfort, hauling capacity, third seat, looks, brakes, stability
- No telescoping steering wheel until 2007
This vehicle is one of the best, if not the best, vehicle I have ever owned. I am so shocked by the other reviews, I almost think that they were all written by the competition. Every professional review of earlier models has had outstanding next to them. Highest rating of almost any vehicle by Consumer Reports. Why the ratings are what they are here bears investigation. Please note that these comments are for the Touring with Navigation and DVD. The navi system is superior to any I have had by a mile. Easy to use, remembers numerous addresses, etc....read morehide
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- Comfortable Interior,ergonomics,large interior
- road noise,choppy ride,drone noise,trans backlash
Don't believe all you read about the Odyssey. These cars have mechanical problems that cannot be fixed. The engine & exhaust system creates a loud drone/moan noise that develops after a few hundred miles. There is no fix for the problem, even though the dealers think a service bulletin will make it disappear. My Odyssey had the engine mounts replaced, exhaust pipe, and hangers replaced but still makes a lot of noise....read morehide
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- Nice looking van, comfortable front seats
- Noise engine compartment that dealer can not fix. Poor miles per galon of fuel performance.
We purchased this van attracted by good comments on prior models. After 3 months the car developed a weird engine compartment noise specially when the weather is cold, very anoying, that the dealer can not fix. At least 6 times at the dealer, some times for 3-4 days, no fix. Now I am forced to purchase extended warranty because I am sure once the original warranty expires the real problem is going to manifest big time (extended warranty cost $2240) - ouch.
Personally I doubt we will purchase a Honda again. Kia has a very nice model, 10 year/100.000 miles warranty. Toyota's as well are very nice vans + good quality....read morehide
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- comfort, ergnomics, climate control
- fuel economy, rattles, rough ride on city streets
My wife and I were able to test drive a 2007 over a weekend. Very comfortable to drive, good power, and good handling. The dual Climate control was our favorite feature since my wife and I always fight over the cabin temperature
I have heard a lot of positives about the quality and reliabilty of Honda automobiles I am thinking they may ahve slipped a bit. It had a really annoying rattle coming from the right sliding door. Wind noise over the windshield was pretty loud at 70-75 mph much more so than our 2001 Toyota Sienna. The power sliding doors take too long to close and I don't think you can manually override them(?) Fuel mileage was more like 15/22 than the epa estimate of 18/25
The Odyssey is very nice mini-van and I like it better than the newer Sienna but I think we will wait and maybe look at a Kia Sedona or a Volvo wagon before deciding...read morehide
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