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2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan

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Good Travel Vehicle - 2008 Odyssey
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By kathy68
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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.


Favorite Features

large interior space.


Suggested Improvements

better gas mileage.


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Safest Minvan
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By pbconspiracy
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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.


Favorite Features

3.5l V6 is powerful & smooth. Handles like a dream.


Suggested Improvements

Nothing.


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Honest Review / Inferior Vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By OddVan
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2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Vehicle purchased new 08/07. Have had many issues that started as early as 500 miles including dead battery, headlamp switch short, relays short, clunking noises to front undercarriage, steering column replacement, slider door safety locks freeze preventing sliders to lock while open, rattles to right door trim panels. The newest of the problems now at 21K to address with dealer is the headliner seam coming apart and the heater controls not functioning properly. We have NEVER been so unhappy with a vehicle. Traded our 02 Toy Sienna, what a mistake. Tried trading this vehicle in, dealers are offering low trade... now I wonder if the reliability factor was utilized in the low trade offers.


Favorite Features

Space.


Suggested Improvements

Build a solid vehicle with quality to be proud of. This vehicle reliability is poor.


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Never buy a honda
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By julieinky
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2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Have owned Odessey since 10-08.My husband and I thought we were buying a reliable vehicle for our family, but proven wrong!While driving with our 2 children in the van hit the brakes to slow down and the vehicle accelerated on its own.We had to fight to keep from hitting the turning car in front of us.Had in dealership 6 times to fix the problem NOT fixed yet. This isn't a constant problem and dealer can not diagnose a problem. May not happen for another 600 miles. Therefore while driving constantly have hand on gear shift in case the van needs to be put in neutral.Scared to death to have kids in the van. Air leaks, wind noise, interior lights come for no reason!


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


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I bought my van with 30K miles, and now nearly 90K miles I had a major engine failure (cylinder 5 blew). Honda knows there have been problems with this particular year, yet, will not make me whole. My warranty, of course, was useless. I was over my miles by 200 miles, all highway miles en route to my father in laws funeral. They didn't do sqaut for me! Let's just say I will not be buying another honda again. They're no longer 'reliable' to me and they produced an inferior product. I've got two old Fords that are still kicking! I'll be buying American moving forward...thanks to honda.


Favorite Features

What good are features if the damn car is not reliable!


Suggested Improvements

My impression is you have cut corners in production or something. I spent nearly $24K plus interest to buy this van on the BELIEF it would be reliable (even new used), because it was a HONDA. How foolish I was and how do I truly regret making this buy. There is something wrong with the engine in the production model and you are perfectly willing to let the consumer bear the burden for your lack of engineering effort and honesty. Forget the model, your engines are supposed to be one of the most envied, with a long history of useful life. What happened? Is the need to cut cost so strong, so needed by your shareholders, that you're willing to lose your reputation in the process?


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