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2003 Honda Odyssey Minivan

 
 

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Honda Odyssey Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Honda Odyssey

  • The Odyssey continues to be the best minivan sold in America.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent crash test scores, huge interior, fold-flat third-row seat, powerful V6, optional navigation and entertainment system.

  • Cons

    Quality of some interior materials could be better, high demand limits negotiating possibilities.

  • What's New for 2003

    The Odyssey gains an intermittent rear window wiper this year, as well as an auto up-and-down driver-side window.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (76 total reviews)

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

Transmission failed

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Purchased 2003 Odyssey new from the dealer (had to preorder because they were in such demand?) NHTSA tranny recall @ dealer 8/2004 w/39,000 miles. Last week, with 164,000 highway miles (never TOWED) slipping btween 2nd & 3rd gears & lock up 2x on busy highway. Extremely scary could have been hit and killed. Dealer diagnosed "internal transmission failure". American Honda is useless & tried blaming us. Dealer agreed to discount AFTER we asked, they never offered. Inherent well-documented serious tranny problem. Shame on Honda. Just traded our '93 Ford Aerostar w/just 157K miles & never had tranny problem. Wonder why Hyundai is America's #1 Car Dealer....No more Hondas for us!!!



2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Why all the negative comments?

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

The 2003 Odyssey EX-L we purchased new about 8 years ago has been a very good, reliable and enjoyable car. I read on the post about all transmission and door problems, etc. but we have not experienced those problems. We drive about 12k miles/year. I'm not saying we're lucky... I think we take care of our car with maintenance, with not driving it hard, etc. This was our first Honda and we don't have anything bad to say about it. It's plenty spacious for the family and all the trips and things we take with us. My 2 cents. it's a great car , but if you get a lemon, you'll have a sour taste in your mouth - (we must have got the cherry)!



1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Disappointed

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I turned in a Chrysler Town & Country lease to pick this Odyssey up because of it's reliable reputation. Wrong! I purchased it with 106,000 miles and the transmission went yesterday at 112,000 miles stranding my wife and three kids 200 miles from home. $3000 later it will be fixed, but I must say I am very disappointed. Also, the stereo is terrible. I regret not getting another Chrysler.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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Full 2003 Honda Odyssey Review

What's New for 2003

The Odyssey gains an intermittent rear window wiper this year, as well as an auto up-and-down driver-side window.

Talk About The 2003 Odyssey

2003 Honda Odyssey Discussions See all Started By

krushi
krushi
01-25-2007
I am interested in buying new Odyssey. I am wondering if you have any thoughts on which one has high resale value: ODYSSEY OR PILOT. I understand Pilot is SUV and Odessy is a mini van....


micmoor
micmoor
06-30-2009
Power doors won't operate and the car won't shift into gear, green indicator light doesn't disply on P. Happened once before, ended up setting off the alarm which somehow reset things (since I suspe?...


pscan3130
pscan3130
10-25-2011
Our first choice naturally gravitated to the Odyssey. We test drove two 2012 Odysseys over the weekend at two separate dealerships. My wife test drove a 2012 Toyota Sienna today, as well as looked at...