by mn_nick on Feb 6, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We were the typical young family... will never own a mini-van mindset. Guess what, there is a reason why there are so many out there. They are great vehicles for families with kids. They haul people and stuff, lots of great features for ease of life - remote doors (that can't ding the car next to you) remote rear hatch, etc. We drove lots of vans... the Honda Odyssey was BY FAR the best ride and drive, so we bought one. Learned about PAX tires, de-PAXed it, then was totaled in an accident. Bought another (used) already de-PAXed (BTW, don't have to use Acura wheels to do this). Then the problems. AC - replaced. Torque converter - live with it. Now, front camshaft loose - $2,000+
by martinbird on Aug 1, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We bought this Odyssey 2.5 years ago with 220k miles and in pristine condition.
We have had no major problems and LOVE this van.
Our children are young (6,4,3,& 18 months) so the power doors are much appreciated.
The only thing we didn't like about the van was the PAX system and cost to replace the tires.
We solved that problem by "depaxing" our Odyssey 6 months ago and put 18" oem rims from a 2010 Acura Mdx (found on craigslist for $400) and Hankook h725's and LOVE THE NEW RIDE!
by on Jul 16, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased a 2005 LX new. Things started well, but excessive tire wear, sliding door issues, interior lighting issues, bad starter, bad wiper motor and A/C have soured me.
After the second major A/C issue I ask Honda for help.
The Honda customer service folks did not care that I was a Honda supporter on my 4th Honda.
When I needed Honda they turned their back on me.
This will be my last Honda and I will give them the same support I was given which is ZERO.
I am moving on and you should to when you buy your next car.
by kpolitte on May 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The PAX tire system is a nightmare.
We just put our 3rd set on the van with 90,000 miles...so that's $4,000 alone we have invested in tires.
The car rattles, has major other quality issues.
by TouringNY on Dec 26, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Bought it new when it first came out and have had several recurring troubles, had a brake grinding noise, went several times until finally dealer got Honda to replace the pads and shave the rotors. PAX STINX, as everyone says they don't drive that great and they are so darn expensive, lasted us only 25-30K each set. Sliding door got stuck but fixed under warranty, keeps making clunking noise and hesitation at 2500RPM since 30000 miles, tried to get dealer to figure out several times, they just charged me a diagnostic fee of $120 and can't find a darn thing.
by Chandra sekhar on Oct 14, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Never buy a touring. The cost of tires will rip you. 2 touring tires cost $559+taxes+disposal etc. (Costco does not sell it ) and I have been replacing every 20,000 miles. I do drive only city, but so was when I was driving Camry which used to give between 35- 40,000 miles. Even third party warranty excludes tires. Fuel efficiency is in 14-16 mile range and long distance is 21 miles approx. Also AC broke once ($600), exact same repair for three of my friends when the car was about 50,000 miles. Stay away from touring. Buy accessories instead to make it touring without the expensive tires.
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