2008 Honda Odyssey
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- Sensor tells you when tire pressure is low.
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I like the comfort and luxury of the van. A great van. Not without a few disappointments and problems.
Gas mileage is not as great as I was expecting. Cloth on back seat got torn, and I am very careful. I usually leave back seat down and covered with the Honda mats. Paint on rear bumper keeps peeling off. It has been painted twice. It makes an intermittent noise that I can't seem to pin point. The fog light was hit by a rock and it cracked the light. The estimate to replace it was almost $400. I said no thanks and I am driving with cosmetically flawed; however, functional fog light.
I do like that Honda offers accesories that help protect the interior....read morehide
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- 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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- CLASSY FEEL, HIGH TRADE-IN VALUE,EXCELLENT SUSPENSION
- TOO PRICEY! BAD ON GAS TOO-- 15 MPG CITY AND 18 MPG HIGHWAY
THIS MINIVAN HAS NOT MEET ITS MATCH WHEN COMPARING IT WITH 2008 TOWN AND COUNTRY. T&C HAS 19-20 MPG CITY AND 22-24 MPG HIGHWAY.
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- Roomy, organized, height and clearance just right, ergonomically designed in true Honda fashion!!
- Fuel economy average 14 mph city, 18 hwy, more road noise tha our 2003 model, rear temp still issue
The inside is designed very well (still have problems with rear AC temp not turning off at set temperature and being too cold for kids. The fuel economy (14 city/18 highway mph - sea level) of the van is breaking the bank. We are considering trading it in for a full sized Yukon (slightly better gas mileage from rental we tried and still holds our family of six) for the gas mileage it gets. We have owned Hondas for 22 years, and this is our first consideration outside of Honda. We have outgrown cars and need the mini-van (previous 2003 Odyssey owner and was hoping the newer models had better gas mileage) dual side doors for our younger kids....read morehide
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- overall this van is not what i expected
fuel economy is not what it says on sticker. under powered 3.5l. third row window doesnt vent.
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