Very, very nice vehicle! Honda really
does make better vehicles than it's
big 3 American contenders! I became
interrested in Honda vehicles after my
friend let me drive his Accord a few
times. I was so impressed that I was
determined that my next vehicle would
be a Honda. And, it just happened
that the Odyssey fit my needs very
Very easy to drive, plenty of power,
low gas mileage, the most practical
vehicle I've ever owned! I really
like the fact that the Odyssey easily
holds a full 4'x8' sheet of plywood
flat w/ all doors closed!
It would be nice to have a higher
quality stereo system, a full-size
spare tire, and perhaps all-wheel-
drive. But hey, I'm nit-picking now.
We are very happy with our new
Odyssey. Just back from a trip with
our almost 2 year old and parents to
visit some family. 23 MPG highway, 75
mph, both AC's blowing cold (it is
August in Texas you know...).
Comfortable for all travelers.
Acceleration, view, feels nimble
compared to T&C we have driven.
We have had 7 vans over the years
(6kids) and continue to buy them after
we retired. Love them for travel.
This is our second Honda van, the
first was traded after 139,000 miles,
because we wanted leather seats. Our
old one still going strong at almost
200,000 miles with new owner. We have
had all the vans, by big three, our
town and country was the best until
The new transmission and increased
horsepower of the 2002 has made the
van even more fun to drive. Also the
fact the the Honda is the safest van
on the market makes us feel good.
Short turning radius is a strong point.
Just bought an '02 EX-LRES, and this is
the best vehicle I've ever driven. All
things considered, the Ody is pretty
darn close to perfect: style, comfort,
performance, room, safety and value.
Nothing else comes close.
I've owned three Honda Accords, and the
interior design, fit and finish is very
similar, only better. I don't
understand any of the criticisms about
the "cheap" interior or bad
ergonomics. On the contrary, with
leather, the interior is luxurious.
And with the 8-way power driver's seat
with lumbar support, if you can't feel
comfortable in this van, then you
better look for a custom-made vehicle.
The DVD entertainment system. Lots and
lots of other thoughtful features,
ranging from the automatic temperature
control, wireless headphones, DVD
remote control, home link transmitter,
and 11-cup holders, control.