This van turned out to be very noisy and hard riding. On the test drive the car performed well , had a good ride and didn't seem noisy. After arriving at home, I checked the tires as is my practice and found that the tires wee inflated at 28 psi although the door sticker says 36 is the recommended pressure. Think the dealer did this on purpose? I keep 32 psi in my tires. We took a 2000 mile trip right after the purchase and found the road and tire noise to be very bad and the rough ride made the trip very unpleasant. Gas mileage is 16-18. My 99 Chrysler T&C got better mileage and had a far more comfortable ride. It's a good looking vehicle but not the superior all-round on that I expected.
We have NEVER been so dissatisfied with this purchase. Traded a 2002 Sienna w/60K that had better gas mileage and was TROUBLE FREE. Tried trading this unit back in to two different Honda dealers, now with 8K. BOTH will only offer 4K BELOW TRADE! Must be because of the maintenance history! Engine throttle appears low, was reprogrammed, still the same. Windows fog on wet days, takes forever to defog. Headliner coming apart at windshield. Sunglass holder broke. Stone dead battery at only 5K. Have had SEVERAL electrical issues, shorted out headlamp switch and relays. Sometimes doors don't unlock. We wish we still had our old Toyota! What a mistake buying this van!
2007 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Purchased this vehicle to replace horrible Dodge Caravan. Very happy with Honda except for the use of very cheep interior plastics and poor fuel economy. (12-15 city/ 17-20 hwy.) The plastic around the glove box, cup holders, and floor boards have many scratches and look worn.
Powerful engine, interior flexibility, sliding side doors, exterior design.
We have bought only Honda and Toyota since 1976. This Odyssey makes a loud noise after driving on the highway for a few hours. Maybe power steering? Don't know and the dealer says they would not be able to find it till it is happening which is never when I am in town or when they are open. I am thinking to trade it for a sienna. Never heard of not finding a problem like that. Don't they have computerized systems that find problems? Not happy with service at Springfield Honda so may trade. If I do, I will never buy another Honda. Want this dealt with before my warranty is up.
I actually like the car itself. Comfortable with controls within easy access. It rides nice, but a little noisier than the Toyota sienna. Good pickup when needed
Better mileage, maybe a hybrid would be nice. Also, the rear liftgate to be automatic on the EX-L or at least could be added if need be.
Well, I wish Honda had been a little more truthful in their mpg est.the sticker said 16-22 mpg. real life= 14-16. just awful. I also tow a pop-up trailer w/this van and even though it is rated at 3500 lbs. w/the tow pkg,it still has a difficult time pulling 1400 lbs. Am currently looking for a different vehicle. But for someone who doesn't care about gas efficiency - this van would do fine. It is comfortable w/a car like ride. However, the handling is a bit sloppy.
iPod interface. Easier to remove 2nd row seats. Better gas mileage. Remote or power rear hatch opener. Sliding or openable rear hatch window.