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2005 Honda Odyssey

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Honda not as reliable as I thought
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By stolla
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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).


Favorite Features

interior layout and flexibility, classy look


Suggested Improvements

Fix engine oil burning, weird mechanical sounds: 1.Clunking caused by ABS or traction control after reversing and driving forward 2. Harsh downshifts when decelerating 3. brakes 4. Oil consumption 5. rattles/ hard ride/noise 6. auto sliding door motor noise (one side only)


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Dangerous Operating costs
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By Chandra sekhar
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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Suggested Improvements

Tires, tires and tires.


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Poor Air Conditioning
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By RS
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Only 4 and a half years old. A/C stopped working. Clutch and coil needs to be replaced.


Favorite Features

Good drive.


Suggested Improvements

A/C needs to be reliable.


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Very Disappointed
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By Disappointed
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We were so excited to buy this van, and were really looking forward to many years of service from the vehicle. Now, here's the reality we've dealt with the last 4 years: 3 power steering pumps Passenger side window assembly Drive shaft Front rotors and finally, rear engine mounts. What happened to Honda quality? Of course, Honda was no help on any of this. Should have gotten the extended warranty.


Favorite Features

Very comfortable and is a great vehicle if you have kids.


Suggested Improvements

Build quality. Every time we turn around, something else seems to be broken.


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Excellent Van
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By jmcycle
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Bought the EX-L new. Bad: Paint job-scratches easily. Wind noise-Honda replaced seals as a recall, but still noisy. Steering pump-Honda also fixed steering pump under warranty. Good: The van is extremely comfortable. Drives excellent-like a car. Good power, handling,and brakes. Excellent in snow. Tons of room in back even with seats up. Fuel Economy=18city/27highway-great for a heavy and tall van w/244hp. Replaced tires at about 36,000 miles; not sure why other reviews say Michelins required b/c my replacements are GoodYear @ $120/tire. Few minor problems were unexpected for a Honda. Still much better quality and ride than my two Caravans. Would definitely choose the Odyssey again.


Favorite Features

Seats are very comfortable. Styling inside and out can't be beat. Gas mileage great for such a big and powerful vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

Paint job-I think Honda improved this in later years. Daytime Running Lights.


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