by darkside559 on Jun 3, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I don't know why other people giving the Odyssey a bad review. I bought mine used with hella mileage, 180k and it still run good. I had no problem whatsoever. The only issue I had since owning was both catalytic converter went bad, luckily the used car dealer give me a 3 months warranty which cover R&R both catalytic converter which I didn't pay a dime. The VCM works great, no starter issue, A/C blows ice cold even the rear A/C blows ice cold. P/S is kind of rough and needs replacement, but that's an easy job to fix, considering all those mileages, it's still have another 100+K on it.
by amd6577 on Aug 9, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Purchased 2005 Odyssey EX-L DVD in 2011 from Hendrick Honda in Easley, SC. Bad idea. 1 year later with <100K miles, trans shakes and stuck between 2nd&3rd gears. Take to trans shop (we were out of town) and they repair trans (including replacing torque conv) for $2500. 4 months later we get a letter from Honda Corp. that the issue is being covered under ext warranty and to submit documentation.
Today, I got a call from "Ron" at Honda Corp. (who said he has *no supervisor* and refused to provide his last name), saying that our trans. issue is, in fact, not covered.
Oh-- and no appeal process.
I am 100% done with Honda.
Not a quality product anymore. Buying an Odyssey is flushing $ away.
by greghodg on Jan 25, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Good looking, comfortable for six, fun to drive, it should have been a great van.
We bought this van new in 2005 after our third child was born.
Quick list of problems - vibration in steering (through multiple sets of tires and countless rebalancing), replaced starter, power steering pump, alternator.
Rear motor mount went at about 50k miles ($800 covered by honda out of warranty).
Both power doors have been repaired, and both are still flakey and frequently don't work.
But really the biggest one is that the A/C has been replaced THREE times, at almost exactly one year intervals.
First time cost me $1400, second time honda covered it, third time they split the cost.
by seast9 on Oct 29, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We purchased this van used with 70k miles, currently we are 110k miles. In that time there have been no unscheduled repairs. I will note, upon the test drive, the DVD player did not work, the dealer paid for the repair (~$600). The ride and handling are superior to any other minivan I have ever owned or driven. The build quality is also top notch. We specifically avoided the Touring model because of the PAX tires ($$). The EX- L provides nearly all the same amenities as the Touring model. The entertainment system with wireless headphones is a great systems for those of us with small children. The transmission is starting to show signs of wear, but increased fluid changes solve that.
by Kim Virtanen on Mar 27, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
With 142,000 miles on our '05 Odyssey, there's still quite a miles on the original brake pads and the original plugs are still firing fine, but our second set of tires are just about done. We've also had to have the fluids and filters replaced quite a few times. Otherwise; it fires up immediately, in hot or cold, wet or dry; and takes us in comfort to wherever we wish to roam. We're glad we decided against the Touring model with it's PAX run flat tires, but wish there was room for a full size spare. The only other nit to pick is the attachment of the plastic pieces around and under the front end. With mostly highway driving we average around 25 mpg - not bad for an 8 passenger vehicle!
by Sharon on Jan 28, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We bought our Odysseys because of the safety ratings. We ended up loving them. The ride is soooo comfortable, as driver or passenger. We live in lake effect snow belt region and always take extra caution with snow tires. Never had problems. Only had to do oil changes and minimal scheduled maintenance. Six days ago my 2005 Odyssey saved my life. A speeding driver blew a stop sign and t-boned me with such force that the van was thrown on its side (the driver's side) and then bounced back up on 'all fours'. The fire department was shocked when I literally walked out of that totaled van. They thought they'd be sending the med-evac chopper for me. I am sore and bruised but alive.
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