2008 Honda Odyssey User Reviews
- $11,664 - $19,622
- Nav system, fuel economy,peppy, smooth ride
- headlights are not automatic, front cupholder, storage space
Overall, we love the car. The seats are comfortable and roomy for long rides with 8 people. ITs easy for the kids to get in. the center seat in the 2nd row has a small storgae compartment which is useful. AC outlet in the rear is great. (charged the camera battery while driving) Acceleration is good. I get 19m/gall driving around town which is great considering its twice the size of my other car (and gets the same gas milage)
The very front center cup holders pull out of the dash. IF you put a cup in it, it blocks the radio.
Im not crazy about the front center tray. Im trying to get use to it but I think i would prefer a console to store the DVD/CDs.
There is only one plug up front. I need to go buy the extension kit so the kids can play there games while a cell phone charges.
Also, the headlights are not automatic. For a car that is touted as #1 family van, it should a simple feature like this (even ford has it)....read morehide
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- Good looking for a van, nice ride
- some road noise, difficult/confusing audio/res controls, pricey
Decent van when compared to others available. Little pricey though I feel this way about most vehicles on the road. Wish MPG would be better but again feel the same about most vehicles. Similar MPG numbers to those in its class.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Interior room, performance, quality
- Road noise
Odssey is really a nice van. It handles very well. I like this van and I have no complaints or problems except that there is excessive road noise on highway speeds other than that my van is fine. I compared all vans before buying Odssey and none of them come close to this van in performance, handling, interior room and looks. I am very happy with my purchase and recommend this van to all those who are looking for a reliable and quality van....read morehide
11 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Flexible seating, thoughtful features, quiet and roomy
- Gas mileage so-so, interior fabric
I love my Odyssey but my only complaint is the cheap fabric interior. It is a green/gray color. It looks like a giant sponge minus the pores. Crazy sounding I know, but my theory is if you drive a minivan, you obviously have kids. If you have kids, you have to have a multi-color, multi-texture interior - DUH! My 10 year old Plymouth minivan had a better interior. But overall, I researched and tested almost all minivans out there and Honda has the best all around package out there! I love it!...read morehide
9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Best handling van, Macho Looks, Silky Smooth Engine and Transmission, Build Quality, Honda Reputatio
- Road Noise, Not the best quality Navigation, Below Par sound system
Had this car for a little under one month. Love the space the van brings.
7 Adults + 1 child + luggage will fit in.
Really comfortable front seats. Third row leg room is amazing
Nav System picks up the satellites with out any delays
Best fuel economy for a van, Can run of 3, 4 or 6 cyl mode based on your driving. Cannot feel the cyl switching. Its seamless
Gets upper twenty mpg on hwy driving
240 HP / 240 Pound ft of torque is plenty enough for a van.
Gobs of storage and cupholders
Everything included price plan.
Me no Likie
Road noise on So Cal Concrete roads.
Out dated navi display.
Its a huge rig. If you are buying one, make sure to get one with a rear view camera.
Really cheap Audio. Toyota sienna has the best Audio in the minivanclass.
Only if it had a diesel engine...read morehide
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- Comfortable and roomy Good Quality
- Cruise and Economy Electronics and Transmision. Steering is Very heavy
I have an ongoing engeneering and mechanicle problem that Hinda has refused to fix and so tghe vehicle when I am in cruise and the eco system, (economy system) is engaged, the vehicle jumps back and forth and so it jerks in the mid range 40-65 MPH. In addition the vehicle has very heavy steering and this is true of my other Honda's. OK around town but, hard on the hands for long trips. In addition the dash lights, when the headlights are on during the day, as when it is raining, the numbers can not be sean so you have to turn off the lights to see the speed. Very annoying.
Over all this vehicle has 42,000 plus miles and is a 2006.
It has had one major repair under warrenty but, I repeat the economy system switches back and forth and causes the vehiocle to jerk. This is a major engeneering fault and so I will sell this vehicle and buy something else in the near future.
Honda is over rated and I have had 4 of them now and won't buy another....read morehide
8 out of 19 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- roomy interior
- NOISE NOISE NOISE! It sounds as if nothing set in correctly!
I have taken my new 2008 Odyssey into service 5 times since the end of May trying to get the door noise fixed.
Inside, you hear a bunch of creaks and noise. DO NOT SPEND THE MONEY TO BUY!
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- Very Smooth Riding Van. It feels like I'm driving a sedan. Spacious.
I'm not sure who these people are who's writing bad reviews about the 2008 Odyssey EX-L-RES, but my Odyssey is really cool! I get great gas mileage. Mine goes from 3 to 4 to 6 cylinders, depending on road conditions, to save on gas mileage, which is really neat!, Compared to my 2001 Accord and my wife's Volvo XC90, the gas mileage is great. Regarding the brake paddle, you do have to apply a little more pressure, but that's no big deal. However, I can see this being a problem if you're not use to it. However, after driving it for a while, you get use to it. So far, I have no complaints. It feels like I'm driving a sedan. I am very satisfied with my Odyssey and would recommend it to anyone looking for a spacious vehicle that will set 8 passengers comfortably....read morehide
11 out of 23 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- the exterior design s nice
- durability, road noise, steering column noise
there's a noise in the steering that the dealership says that it's normal. after 7 months the rear wheel bearings got a noisy humming sound and replaced by the dealership service and it was on both wheels, that's a durability issue. Noisy suspension, but stable running performance though. But still have to decide to replace it with a toyota sienna after a month of that wheel bearing problem......read morehide
27 out of 37 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Power, ride, utility, flexibility
- Road noise, wind noise, rattle noise, ergonomics, GPS, Bluetooth, VCM
The power and ride of the Odyssey are excellent. The vehicle's interior configuration is very flexible and relatively easy to setup as you need (so long as you can carry 65 lb. seats). The Variable Cylinder Management system is supposed to increase gas mileage, but it comes at a cost. When VCM engages it makes the engine feel as if it is missing. I don't know if passengers feel it, but as a driver you will feel it. You'll find yourself changing the accelerator position because it feels like something is wrong with the engine. If you want to increase gas mileage that might be tolerable, but the problem is you can't turn it off. It will engage when it wants to whether you like it, or not. The road noise is quite high as is the wind noise. At any speed above 70 MPH noise will drown out a conversation. From the day we picked up the vehicle we have had a rattle noise that occurs at high speed for which two different dealerships could not find the source. We think it is the plastic trim between the front doors and the sliding doors, but we can't be sure. The ergonomics for a tall driver are terrible. The steering wheel blocks the fuel gage and the top of the speedometer. If you are fat consider getting a different vehicle as the driver seatbelt will be too short, and Honda does not offer an extension. The GPS is the worst I have ever seen. The graphics are circa 1985 - think Amiga. The routing sometimes insists on sending you miles out of your way. You cannot set waypoints or save destinations. Forget about finding a restaurant or business. There are multiple entries for just about any business, only one of which may actually be the one you want. You'll wind up picking a McDonalds 1500 miles away from your current location. The voice activation of the GPS and Bluetooth are a joke. They just don't work. We have a Nissan Versa with voice-controlled Bluetooth that works flawlessly - so it can be done. The GPS and Bluetooth in the Odyssey requires you to press the steering wheel button every time you enter a response, and there are multiple responses required for just about every command. So much for hands-free. If you need to get an Odyssey for some reason, then I would stay away from the Touring model as the GPS and Bluetooth are worthless. The idea in having them integrated into the vehicle was that you could do things such as control the A/C via voice commands. Forget it. The voice recognition is so bad that you can't control anything - and when compounded by the road and wind noise you'll be lucky if the system recognizes that you said anything. Overall, even though we have not had any mechanical difficulties, I could not recommend the Odyssey. I suggest you go for another brand....read morehide
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