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Luv My Odyssey
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By luvbigdogs
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This has been the best vehicle for reliability, safety, & comfort I've ever owned. Unfortunately yesterday my husband was hit in the front end, which totaled out the car [when a wheel, not just a tire, is ripped off plus the front end is hit so hard it pushes it back 6", that car is a goner]. I plan to get another Odyssey because it's such a great vehicle, even if I do hate the shift position of the gear knob.


Best Features

fold-in back row of seats, feel of safety while driving, tri-level heat & a/c, general over-all safety of vehicle [my husband has had 3 wrecks in it; I've had 1]


Worst Features

automatic door locks when you get to 20mph; all back-rows of seats fold-in; put the shift knob back on the steering column


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A Mixed Bag
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By AGS
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the Odyssey while stationed overseas and brought it home with high hopes and initial satisfaction. While cavernous, easy to drive, powerful and full of many great features such as power doors and dual air, reliability is becoming a concern as it reaches 80K miles. Paint has peeled twice and dealers have not been receptive to repairing the damage in our area. Left sliding door continuously needs grease to quiet the chatter. Oil changes are a bear. A/C filter changes, too. CD player died. Clock's light went dark. CD and clock are very expensive to replace. Overall, a disappointment; can't recommend it any longer and won't be buying another Honda :( This is a "Monday" car, for sure.


Best Features

Power doors, easy to convert second and third row seating, dual air, powerful engine/transmission set up, easy handling.


Worst Features

Power tail gate; Pull out rear seat with same floor configuration; memory power driver's seat; power passenger seat. Make oil filter and air conditioning "inside" filter changes more consumer friendly.


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A Real Work Horse
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By mwsprotool
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have driven my Odyssey about 22K miles per year for the past almost 6 years and it has been extremely reliable as well offering exceptional versatility. I frequently carry a lot of equipment for my job and other times a full load of furniture and antiques for my wife's antique shows. We frequently go to dinner and/or a show with 2 other couples and the ability to carry 6 adults comfortably is a big advantage. The only negatives are the occasional rough downshifts of the transmission (which my dealer told me early on is normal for this vehicle) and the relatively unforgiving suspension that is an negative here on the rough roads of Ohio. Overall, it has been a real pleasure to own.


Best Features

Reliability, versatility.


Worst Features

Smoother transmission, more compliant suspension, better stereo system. Availability in hybrid configuration to improve fuel efficiency would be excellent.


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1st and Last Honda
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By gwal
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this van as our family grew and we needed more room and wanted it to be reliable. It was a certified van with 29,000 mi on it. After purchase, I immediately became unsatisfied with the amount of road noise and interior functions malfunctioning. Issues were fixed under certified warranty. At 50,000 mi (current) started to have transmission shuddering even though maintenance schedule has been followed. After 3 trips to the dealer and a call to Honda, they are replacing the transmission under warranty. Don't know how many miles this one will last, but hopefully until I can trade it. Van depreciated horribly and will probably have to keep it another 2 years to break even on trade.


Best Features

Powerful engine, lots of space, decent gas mileage if driven lightly.


Worst Features

Transmission, steering wheel radio controls, road noise, sound system, more comfortable seats.


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A Space Odyssey
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By Family Man
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2004 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Traded in my Caravan for the Odyssey because of high Consumer Reports on the Honda. Car has had numerous small problems such as SRS light twice, heater didn't work twice, Stabilizer ends, power doors. Lock the car when you leave or the remote in your pocket will open the power doors. Alarm goes off unprovoked. Won't buy another Odyssey but will consider the Caravan again.


Worst Features

Get rid of power doors and open them the old fashioned way.


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