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2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan

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


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


Best Features

Good drive.


Worst Features

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 Minivan 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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Love this van!
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By TMCMT
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2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We bought this car for our 2 kids & 2 large dogs. It has fit everyone and everything (e.g. drywall, twin mattresses.) We've kept it maintained with oil changes, brakes, 1 new battery, and tires every 60K miles. The only issue was a fuel pump replacement, but was under warranty. We drive 22K mpy and have 120K miles and I plan to keep it for another 100K. Our previous car was a Ford Exploder. DO NOT PLACE GOODYEAR TIRES on this car. Stay with the regular Michelin for a smoother more fuel efficient ride. Added rear view circle mirrors for viewing blind spots. Minor paint chipping, molding deteriorating and plastic covers/hooks breaking but expected with age, wear and tear. I'd buy another Honda.


Best Features

Automatic button to open/close drivers window, sun shades, fold flat seats for cargo, fold 1/2 back seat for groceries, reminder light for oil change, reclining back seat for sleepy kids, DVD player, lots of cup holders, extra rear view mirror, love radio buttons on steering wheel.


Worst Features

Add MP3 hook ups, move heated seat bottoms (accidentally turned on when charging phone), make car seat covers more accessible, make cheaper tires available, not much.


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INFURIATING!
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By olywamat
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2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Just took a 3500 mile trip in my parents' Odyssey and couldn't believe how many flaws a so-called world-class auto builder like Honda allowed this vehicle to leave the design room with. Let's see: automatic doors stick in the open position, front struts totally shot at 70,000 miles, keyless remote buttons so sensitive that bending over with the remote in your pocket activates the automatic doors, no thermometer, no compass (WHAT?!!!), knuckles hit the dome light button when you shift into drive, impossible to downshift on descending grades, incredibly uncomfortable driving position (6- footer here). It's a good thing Honda's customers are so loyal. If they drove the competition, they'd leave.


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