2008 Honda Odyssey
There are 14 user reviews for the EX-L trim shown below
- Exceptional motor and handling. Great gas mileage
- Horrible fit and finish, poor erogonimics. Sold it within the first year.
Honda means quality, especially brand new, right? I'll start by saying the positives. First the engine power was incredible for a minivan. This model having the cylinders cutting out for increased gas mileage made the sale. The problem with this system is keeping it engaged. To work at highway speeds, you have to go over the speed you wish to go, then slow down watching for this very small light to appear on the dash behind the stearing wheel to appear. Once it comes on you better not sneeze or move. One light press on the gas will kick those cylinders back on.
Fit and finish was horrible. I had a wind noise in the sun roof they could not find. The styrofoam in the dash rattled on every medium and hard bump in summer...every bump in winter. Oh, and if the road had any vibration, the speedometer jumped around. The right passenger door had to be adjusted twice and still was to hard for my 6 year old boy to open (I had to always use the remote). The left passenger headrest rattled because it didnt' fit right, the leather on the back seat was coming loose at the bottom, the brakes made a metal to metal sound when applied with any pressure...yeah, great quality. Erogonomically, just some anoyances like air vents that only angle down far enough to hit your face, unless you are the driver...he/she gets almost no air because the air vent is behind the large shifter mounted on the dash.
This model is also supposed to have extra sound deadening. My old 1999 Dodge caravan, 2006 Mustang GT, and 2005 Dodge Dakota with a V8 have less road noise than this van does. I would actually have to pull over on interstate to hear phone conversations. I had never had and still haven't had to do that in any other vehicle to this day. Be aware
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