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2004 Honda Odyssey Minivan

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


Review

I think you are about to see the rating of the '04 Odyssey plunge. We had an accident that resulted in our '04 Odyssey with 70,000 miles being totaled. We were so happy with the van that we went out and bought another '04 just like it, except it had a few more miles on it. 10 days after purchase the D light starts flashing, turns out it is a transmission problem. I do some research on the internet and there are HUNDREDS of posts showing that TRANSMISSION FAILS at 80,000 - 100,000 miles. There was actually a recall on the tranny for some '04 models, but those that were not included in the class action lawsuit or out of luck. Honda has refused to stand behind there faulty transmission!


Best Features

A great vehicle if you are happy only getting 80,000 - 100,000 miles out of it.


Worst Features

Honda knows it has a transmission problem, they should save their reputation and fix it.


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Not Overrated
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By BonkBonk
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2004 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I live in Minnesota - it is quite decent even on all-season tires Here is my take: performance/fun-to-drive are both 10 (for minivans). It is more precise than most domestic cars and every other minivan (incl Toyota). Comfort is an 8 due to some stiffness - the price you pay for performance. Fuel economy is a 6 - I get 19, would be nice in the low 20s. Interior design is a 9 - spartan and practical + little to break. Exterior design and build quality both 10s - best looking minivan with great fit/finish. Reliability a 9 - almost perfect.


Best Features

Fold-away rear seat works great. My wife loves it - she put 9000 miles on it in the first six months (she took the bus to work at the time). She invented reasons to drive it! Very easy to take six on vacation with luggage and without the use of a roof rack.


Worst Features

I would give up some horsepower for mileage, but that might not fly for those towing boats or campers. The center folding tray cupholder foam inserts have broken off - would be nice if those wells were deeper and better foam inserts. Factory radio reception is not the best.


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Way Overrated
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By Gusto
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2004 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Went from Chrysler T&C LTD to this vehicle based on reviews. Big mistake! Interior features were completely lacking, although have been improved in subsequent redesign. Very uncomfortable seats. As many mechanical issues as any domestic I have owned. Worst vehicle I have ever driven in the snow.


Worst Features

Too many to enumerate


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Lemon
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By SANDY
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2004 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I had been a faithful Honda customer for the past 15 years, but no more. This Odyssey has been nothing but trouble in the 44k miles that we have put on in 5 years. Problems that have had to be fixed so far - radio controls on the steering wheel, rollers on both power sliding doors, all 5 engine mounts, A/C compressor, seat belts. In addition, the original Michelins wore out in 20k miles. I am ready to dump this and get me a Toyota.


Best Features

None.


Worst Features

Reliability. Better customer service.


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2 Years in -- Very Happy
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By Mad Hungarian
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Vehicle

2004 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We bought the Odyssey used with only 13k miles. Now it has about 38k miles and it has been highly reliable and very comfortable. Very good gas mileage for a V6 van. (Glad we did not buy an SUV.) The Odyssey has more room and easily handles whatever winter weather we get in PA. Rear storage is a "well" that the third seat folds into. The V6 is powerful and transmission smooth. The traction control worked perfectly when needed on an icy hill.


Best Features

The leather seats are excellent. After an 8 hour vacation drive you appreciate the firm padding. Ton of room for sporting weekends and vacations. There are hooks in the trunk that hold the plastic grocery bags!


Worst Features

Side slider doors are powered, rear door could be also.


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