You Can Be My New Friend - 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: You Can Be My New Friend

March 10, 2011

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I have been looking for a new pet long-term car since the Mazdaspeed 3 left the fleet. The Countryman seems like the obvious choice, or maybe the Mustang, but right now, I am really enjoying our 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring.

This is no surprise, really, as I dug the previous Odyssey, too, but this new van takes the steering feel and body control to a new level for minivans. This isn't just a case of a jaded writer getting out of a sports car (or sport compact, whatever) and being surprised by how good the pedestrian vehicles of the 21st century are. The way this Odyssey handles is as, or even more, enjoyable as many of the sedans in our fleet, and it's certainly well ahead of the Sienna. Driving to the mall in it (shown above) is just fun. I'll be doing this a lot over the next 11 months.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 1,795 miles


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