by amirjones78 on May 1, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
This is the best vehicle I've owned. It's also one of the most comfortable vehicles I've ever driven. The ride is very comfortable and quiet. Handling is excellent. I always feel in complete control in any type of weather in my Odyssey.
Contrary to some of the reviews I'm seeing for this year of Odyssey; I don't really have problems with it. The only problem I had was a power steering reservoir that needed to be replaced ($125ish). At one point there was an odd vibration between 25 and 30 mph. Many people replaced the transmission or torque converter with no success. I just had the transmission fluid changed (scheduled maintenance) with Mobile 1 full synthetic. Problem solved!
by jd1isa2 on Oct 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this van about 4 years ago as a CPO. It has been a great family car for us. No problems really except for the expected wear and tear of certain parts (nothing unusual).
This van is very comfortable especially on long drives.
The Econo feature is great when you are cruising. Captains chair provide adequate support.
Have decent leg room even for the 3rd row seat. I'm 6 foot tall and surprising able to fit adequately in the third row without difficulty.
Highly recommended vehicle
by glaffin on Aug 8, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
While not exciting, this vehicle has given us dependable, efficient service for 5 years. Adequate power, comfortable ride and cavernous interior for lugging "stuff". Great for our two large dogs who travel with us. Highly recommended.
by Charles Rosenbaum on Apr 29, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The 2005 Honda odyssey is the very best vehicle that I have ever owned. The ride is unparalleled along with the many safety features. The fuel economy with this vehicle continues to go well beyond my expectations. I have had absolutely trouble free driving. Never a problem with my vehicle.
by stolla on Oct 19, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Likes: Looks, performance, handling. Dislikes: Oil consumption: recently began burning off oil. About a pint every 2000 miles. I used castrol syntec 5w20 since new and had it serviced by dealer. Dealer reply that this oil consumption is normal. This is the first vehicle I ever owned including a Dodge caravan with 130k miles that ever burned this much oil. I am not a Honda believer any more. My hyundai elantra 2002 with 140k uses no oil between 5k synthetic oil changes. Brakes: Rotors resurfaced at 20k miles and replaced at 45k miles. The brakes are already shaking again at 50k miles. Road noise, rattles (doors and moonroof).
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