An Impressive Vehicle
By Chrysler Exile on
Vehicle2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewThis vehicle replaced a 2000 Town & Country Limited that literally fell apart on me. I liked the ride a little better on that vehicle, but the Odyssey is extremely well-designed in terms of day-to-day practicality. That even extended to the pre-drilled bolt-holes that allowed me to install a trailer hitch in about a 1/2 hour using only a socket wrench. The Honda's principal drawbacks are that it is noisier than other minivans and the entertainment system is too complicated. Plus, it's wider than other minivans, which makes garage parking harder.
Best FeaturesVCM is invisible in operation and significantly boosts mileage. Interior storage and cabin organization are superb. The best cruise control system I've ever used. The digital media input jack is simple and welcome.
Worst FeaturesSeriously, what's up with the no- compass thing? Automatic headlights and exterior rear view mirrors that actually show what's behind you would be nice, too. And cross-bars on the roof rack should come standard with the roof rack.
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