2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan - Consumer Reviews

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a great hauler
By zman34 on 03/08/14 20:36 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

My first minivan due to kids. We left an x3 to get the van, as a left over from previous model year. Hard to beat for camping and any trip with the kids. Comfortable and peppy for a vehicle well over 4000 pounds. Leaking rear shocks at 50000 were a bit expensive. Warranty replacement of wheel bearing and piece of the steering pump. At 70000 now with no other issues. Mpg socks but you are pushing a heavy box through the wing. .. What do you expect? The variable cylinder management is a joke for Mpg improvement. With the volume of these cars sold, I am not surprised there are a few issues reported here. My mazda 3 have been bullet proof to 70,000, still made in japan. Odyssey in A
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Rust problems Truck Around Tail Light
By jeffwh on 01/24/14 17:08 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Honda Poor Customer Service In just 5 years rust in around rear signal lights broke through the paint and started flaking off. It was unbelievable. I told Honda of the issue and they inspected the vechile and they concluded the vechile had not been in an accident or repainted. They would not pay for the repair. Van was well in perfect conditions otherwise. Amazing van to drive but customer service. Terrible! Be careful.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Rear engine mount failure very costly
By lonosc on 12/24/12 08:27 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I just spent $1K replacing the rear engine mount after 60K miles. After researching further, discovered this is common part failure, and will re-occur every 50 - 60,000 miles. Will definitely trade off this vehicle before another 60K miles and will never buy another again. This is a vital part and should not fail so frequently. I expected better quality from Honda.
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Space Galore
By mrcarp on 11/29/12 05:49 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

As much as don't like to admit it, I pushed my wife into getting a minivan. We got the '08 EX-L in the summer of 2011 and are very pleased so far. Honda hit the mark with the Odyssey and the new ones look even better. We have not yet experienced any of the major negative issues that I have seen...knock on wood.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Good Travel Vehicle - 2008 Odyssey
By kathy68 on 02/23/12 13:15 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Owned a 99 Honda Odyssey and had it for 9 years. Many recalls including transmission replacement on that model year. Purchased a new 2008 Honda Odyssey and have had good luck with it so far -- over 65,000 miles on it. Soft brake issue recall was resolved. Traveled 4,000 miles last summer to Colorado through the rockies and also to the east coast and it was a great travel vehicle.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Safest Minvan
By pbconspiracy on 11/15/11 09:16 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Traded a 2008 Grand Caravan, which was nothing but problems for a CPO 2008 Odyssey. Had it for 6 months with no issues. Extremely comfortable, and performed flawlessly on a 1,500 trip this summer. However, the best feature is the safety of this vehicle. My wife & daughter were rear-ended by a car doing 40mph while they were standing still. Car totaled; Odyssey incurred $5,000 worth of damage. Wife and daughter walked away unhurt.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Honda's transmission is terrible!!!!!
By burgh2 on 10/23/11 14:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

This is the second Honda I have owned..it will be my last. The Acccord I purchased had a bad transmission in the model line, but I was lucky and it ran fine for me. This time, I landed squarely on a terrible transmission. It shifts constantly at highway speed. 55-60, 60-65, 65-70, 75-80mph...I've tried setting the cruise and it just keeps shifting. It's like riding in a vehicle that is hiccupping all the time!!! I've owned Toyota's and Nissan's in the past and have had great success, so long Honda!
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Honda Marriage on the Rocks!
By Rich on 11/08/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

It was love at first sight, but after 26,000 mi, I'm close to filing for divorce on my 2008 Odyssey! "How do I unlove thee? Let me count the Defects!" 1. Rattles and window whistles from day one. 2. Mushy brakes: Recalled 3. Shutter and maddening erratic shifting: Re- programmed Transmission. 4. Loud Power Steering noises: Replaced plugged Power Steering Reservoir. 5. And, finally, failed Torque Converter: Replaced. I really what to love her, but she's making it awfully difficult. I guess, like some beautiful women, she's great to look at but she's nothing but trouble on the inside! I hope Honda doesn't run out of parts before the warranty expires!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great Engine/Questionable Build Quality
By BMerbler on 10/29/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

The Odyssey has been a great vehicle for our kids. We traded a 2004 Honda Pilot for the van. The shift has made it much more convenient to travel with the kids. The engine runs smooth and provides ample acceleration in the context of family vehicles. The quality overall is less impressive. Our van has just over 48k on it and has a several issues. First, it is already in need of CV joints for the front right and left sides ($600- $700), the leather on the drivers seat arm has already worn a hole (my wife is only 118 lbs-should be easy wear), housing cover on the roof for my satellite radio blew off exposing wires, rear tail light already burned out.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
so sad
By sad on 10/23/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I absolutely would have recommended this van to anyone until about 6 months ago at 27K miles. The van developed a vibration which got worse @60+ mph. I'm afraid to drive great distances now for fear that its going to fall apart. I've taken it back for the 3rd time to "fix" the problem. They've (1) reset computer, (2) machined all 4 rotors, and lastly (3) road forced balance - none of these supposed "fixes" have fixed the road vibration i experience daily, it maybe even worse. I hate my van and am extremely frustrated with the lack of actual service for the problem at hand. I won't buy another one.
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