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102,000 Miles and Still Like New
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By conroy
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My wife and I bought our Honda used in 2008. I agree with some of the comments. My wife loves it and it's a solid van. Mileage ranges but we get 17-18 in town and 22-26 on the highway. A lot depends on the wind and load. So far 102,000 and we have one repair. One coil went out about 500 miles ago and the back shocks need replacing. It's due for a timing belt as well at about $500. All I can say is that this is by far the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. The interior is way ahead of a Dodge. We will probably buy another one when it reaches 175,000 or about 3-years. Great van and great for road trips with the kids.


Best Features

Safety handling, DVD, comfortable seats, backup camera, reliability, easy to maintain, ride, resale value, all-around great van.


Worst Features

Telescopic steering wheel, scan/seek on the steering wheel, Lighter mid-row seats for removal, Better rear wiper.


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Disappointed in Honda
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By peorob
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment, Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We decided to try Honda after hearing for years about the wonderful driving experience and quality. That has not been our experience. The transmission in our 2006 Odyssey needs to be replaced at slightly more than 60,000 miles. Luckily, we purchased the extended warranty for this vehicle! Other complaints: the road noise is too loud, the steering pump is loud, the CD player has never worked properly, and the handling on wet or snow covered roads is absolutely horrible. Some features that we have enjoyed include the entertainment system, fold down rear seats, and maintenance minder system.


Best Features

Entertainment system, XM radio, interior quality, maintenance minder system


Worst Features

Transmission, traction system


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Engine troubles
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Paul
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The van was nothing too special. The wireless head phone have never worked. The power steering pump is load most of the time. The road noise is load. The sound system is just average. This van will get stuck in 2 inches of snow! The real problem came at 80K. The engine light came on and the engine lost power. I thought that maybe we may have had a clogged fuel filter or something of that nature (I wish). One of the spark plugs broke off and fell into the engine and ruined it. $6000 dollars to fix it. Not under warranty! What happened to Honda? So disappointed I will never buy another.


Best Features

The space inside the van. The heated seats.


Worst Features

Stand behind your product Honda. This van was never abused and had the regular maintenance. Shame.


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Time to Buy it Out
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Alu
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2006 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We're a one vehicle family, 2 kids, and dog. Leased new in '06 after handing in returning our '02 Civic. The need for a reliable, spacious vehicle was obvious. We went with the LX because we didn't need the bells and whistles. We've made good use of the space - golf clubs, hockey equip, and bikes, and of course many trips to the Home Depot. Overall very pleased with performance, ride, reliability. As a daily driver, putting on 50 plus km a day, it's been good. Snow tires on it for the long winters, and it rides well. Breaks needed work much earlier than expected (45,000 km), but she's a heavy van (no civic). Been looking at 'used' vans too but, not impressed, we'll stick with what we got!


Best Features

Roominess; Comfort; Safety features; styling; Sound system is adequate; Lots of cup holders!!! Fit and finish thus far have been pretty solid.


Worst Features

Fix shimmy at 105 - 115 km/hr range; Better breaks; Better sliding door mechanism (have manual doors, but had to replace the upper hinge assembly - apparently kids 'slamming it' open bends the pin); Auto On Headlights (really, that's an option on the LX)


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Happy Odyssey Owner
1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Onlysee
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My wife and I put over 60,000 miles on our Odyssey (and raised 3 kids "in it") before trading it in for a 2010 last month. It was extremely reliable, and we never had a problem with it that stranded us anywhere. We had the VERY COMMON problem of the power steering pump and reservoir on our van (both were replaced). We had 2 engine mounts & the automatic transmission replaced (EVERYTHING under warranty) at approximately 58,000 miles.


Best Features

FUN to drive! It has plenty of power to get on the freeway & merge with traffic.


Worst Features

Make VCM standard on ALL models. Make standard warranty for Engine & transmission 100,000 miles.


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