I went from driving a 1995 Suburban to
my new Odyssey, and I couldn't be
happier with this van! It's like
driving a sports car for moms. My two
kids and all their stuff fit great.
Even my husband, who is six-foot, two-
inches tall, can fit in it
The automatic climate control!!!!!
Redesign the tray in the middle. It
would be nice if it was a box you could
put things in.
After a great deal of research, we
concluded that the Odyssey was simply
the best value. To get the quality
with any other minivan, one would need
to spend an additional $10K. And you
still wouldn't have the reliability of
a Honda. The interior is plain, but I
always found that more buttons mean
more things to break. Further proof is
how the Odysseys retain their value.
At the time of our research, it would
cost more to buy a used Odyssey than
order a new one. I love my Odyssey and
plan to drive it until the wheels fall
We started with the LX and added
keyless entry and a CD player. I
didn't want any other features
available on the EX.
Make keyless entry standard on LX. A
little quieter would be nice too.
As I turned in my 1999 Windstar to the
Ford Dealership I started my lease at,
I asked the General Manager "How do the
engineers who designed the Windstar
look themselves in the mirror every
day, knowing that the Odyssey is on the
road?" They asked me if I ever
considered buying my Windstar off-
lease, my answer was "have fun at the
wholesale auction!" In truth, had I
been able to get my hands on a '99
Odyssey, I never would have taken the
Ford. Such is life.
My EX-L is quiet, smooth and powerful.
At 6'2/200, I have plenty of space in
all but the rear seat, which is
reserved for 2 kids anyway.
Flat folding rear seat.
Automatic sliding doors could move a
little quicker, and have a less
annoying alert when engaged improperly.
This is our first Japanese vehicle. All
others have been GM. So far we are
pleased with our purchase decision. The
versatility of the vehicle has been out
standing. The list of positives is very
long and mirrors most other post. The
negative are a little petty. Takes a
little while to get use to the shift
lever position and with a full tank of
gas, you can hear the fuel and air
pocket bang around in the fuel tank. We
are looking forward to the resale value
in four years.