2012 Honda Odyssey Consumer Review: Too many disppointments!

2012 Honda Odyssey - Consumer Review

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EX Passenger Minivan (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Too many disppointments!
By samnoe on


2012 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


I always loved Honda's, but now really disappointed. Engine is not enough (now 2014 still using the same weak engine, the Accord V6 gets 30 additional HP!). I am very upset with the sliding doors, worst design ever! Keeps beeping & stalling, Chrysler makes it better and also the Sienna. Wipers leaves 7 inches un-wiped. Ride is smooth but bad & loud on bumps. (Chevy Traverse is 10x better). At 17,000 miles it started vibrating, I had to change brakes/rotors! Steering wheel feels over-sized. Steering feel not great. Climate controls not intuitive. Remote key fob sucks, and still no remote starter! Turning circle not as tight as Sienna. Ugly gauges. Service engine light not good. Ugly Exterior!

Best Features

Nice roomy interior, good ride/handling balance over smooth road surfaces, Big buttons for stereo/phone, easy access to rear seat, built-in Bluetooth & USB (although the USB playback is so backdated! takes 10 minutes to "read" all files, my PC reads it in 2 seconds - and songs are not sorted by track # but rather by name, very stupid).

Worst Features

Improve overall quality, it's so cheap! Ugly interior! Chrysler is so much nicer. Add better stereo/speaker system. Bigger side mirrors. Tighter turning circle. Big easy-to-use climate controls. At 15% remaining oil life the service engine light keep bugging you @ every restart. Take it off, UGH! How annoying! Smaller steering wheel w/ better feel (my 2009 Civic was GREAT!). Add remote starter like GM & Chrysler. Interior lamp switch move back to dash (why on roof??) & make it illuminated. Fix that stupid sliding door design! Yes, sometimes people like to close it in middle of opening! Why beep @ me? Make the ride better & muted over bumps/potholes.
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