2005 Honda Odyssey 3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Never buy a first model
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2005 Honda Odyssey - Consumer Review

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Touring Passenger Minivan (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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By TouringNY on

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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

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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.

Favorite Features

Well laid out except touring doesn't have a 8th seat option, drives like a car (albeit a heavy one) and not a truck. Very luxurious interior for minivan (that was our first impression when we got it in 2004) comparing to previous Windstar and Caravans we owned.

Suggested Improvements

See above, give an AWD option, it wouldn't be that hard since the MDX has the same platform. Newer models have a NO PAX option (argh!) but still no 8th seat. Why can't anyone figure out what is causing the noises??
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