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.