Bought it used in 2007. Steering wheel controls have started randomly switching themselves, radio went a few months ago, three separate parts of the AC system have also gone, rear wiper stopped working, passenger sliding door auto lock stopped working. Other than that, there have been no problems with the transmission or engine.
Power, handling (for a minivan), engine quality. Interior finish quality inside the 2004 is waaaay better than the 2008-2012 which is all cheap poorly fitting hard plastic.
Dampen road noise, fix the electrical problems. Better quality control.
Sold at 80K miles. I expected to keep the car for at least 10 years. Rear power windows went in 2008. The transmission has slipped for 10k miles and I do not trust it. Much worse recently. Power door locks are failing and the radio controls on the steering wheel and radio were not failing. I have had 3 other Hondas. 1986 Accord went 186K. 2000 Accord replaced transmission at 80K in November. The 2005 Accord is still going strong with 35K miles. I did not realize how noisy they were until I purchased the 2011 Highlander.
Good seating for tall people.
Nice wide wheel base.
Will miss that.
Go back to the old reliability.
Improve power windows, transmission, and radio controls.
This has been the best vehicle for reliability, safety, & comfort I've ever owned. Unfortunately yesterday my husband was hit in the front end, which totaled out the car [when a wheel, not just a tire, is ripped off plus the front end is hit so hard it pushes it back 6", that car is a goner]. I plan to get another Odyssey because it's such a great vehicle, even if I do hate the shift position of the gear knob.
fold-in back row of seats, feel of safety while driving, tri-level heat & a/c, general over-all safety of vehicle [my husband has had 3 wrecks in it; I've had 1]
automatic door locks when you get to 20mph; all back-rows of seats fold-in; put the shift knob back on the steering column
Bought the Odyssey while stationed overseas and brought it home with high hopes and initial satisfaction. While cavernous, easy to drive, powerful and full of many great features such as power doors and dual air, reliability is becoming a concern as it reaches 80K miles. Paint has peeled twice and dealers have not been receptive to repairing the damage in our area. Left sliding door continuously needs grease to quiet the chatter. Oil changes are a bear. A/C filter changes, too. CD player died. Clock's light went dark. CD and clock are very expensive to replace. Overall, a disappointment; can't recommend it any longer and won't be buying another Honda :( This is a "Monday" car, for sure.
Power doors, easy to convert second and third row seating, dual air, powerful engine/transmission set up, easy handling.
Power tail gate; Pull out rear seat with same floor configuration; memory power driver's seat; power passenger seat. Make oil filter and air conditioning "inside" filter changes more consumer friendly.