By Racer X on
1997 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan
Bought this van used from a private owner, has some high miles on it, but after hearing it, driving it, and drove it hard, to see how it responded to my testing, I'm pretty impressed on the solid sound and ride the Honda drove. I've owned a 1994 Honda wagon and I really liked the car, it was solid and had no what so ever any problems on the engine or drive train, it had hi miles on it and now that we have grand kids and need that extra room and have a the best a van can have on mpg of 24 city/29 hwy. Mixed 27. Kid you not, why, clean your injectors, set your spark plug cap to engine specs, tire pressure, and a good tuneup on the valve tappets and timing, you can achieve this kind of performance.
Fold down third seating, tire placement and tools storage. Captains chairs, not too big in size, it is really smaller than the smallest mini van there is. Drive like a Honda accord on steroids, maps lights, 2 glove box and 2 mirror lighting visors, electric seats, easy removal of secondary seats and light.
There's really not much of improvements other than it's a 4 cyl, and it does get you by entering the freeway, I hear people complaining about get up and go, what do you want, maybe turbo charging the 4 banger might help, do not complain about power, if you take care of your ride and give it a tune up.