Now is the time to buy a Honda
Odyssey. After a lot of research on
Edmunds, we traded in our 99 Sienna
and purchased the 03 Odyssey EX-L.
The car like ride, reliability, and
safety record was the key for us. We
considered the redesigned 04 Sienna,
test drove it a couple of different
times and found the Odyssey handled
better and had a more car like
ride. We got $2,100 off the MSRP on
our Ody in the Raleigh, NC area. When
buying accessories, check out
www.handa-accessories.com. We love
this minivan and have not had any
problems with it.
Car like performance and great
handling, roomy interior, folding
third seat. Dual power sliding doors,
Link system with built in garage-door
opener, automatic climate control.
Fix the gas tank design so you cant
hear the thunking and sloching when
the gas tank is above a half a tank
full. Upgrade Stereo system, no
bass!!! Make fog lights and cross
bars on the EX standard. Add
temperature gauge and compass as a
Well, made a deal for a new EX-L just 7
hrs ago. It was a great buying
experience. I got a great salesman and
reasonably good deal. I picked this
Honda under 27,500 (including
destination) - though we had to spend
over 5 hours at the dealership.
I wanted to share a feature which I
wanst aware of and I dont see mentioned
in either editor's or anybody's review.
During the features round-up just
before car-review - the salesman showed
how the third row seat can be turned
180 degrees to convert into outside
facing seat for tail-gate party. Since
I have a three year old - this would be
a great feature at rest-stops during
long freeway drives.
folding third row, tail-gate party seat
configuration, sliding/locking in any
position - 2nd row seats, good
visibility, nice drive feel.