Needed a low cost reliable minivan for my wife to transport Grandkids. Found great deal on base model 2007 Honda Odyssey with 141,000 miles. We like that it does NOT have all the bells and whistles . . . fewer things to breakdown to repair. Drives good for a minivan. Has good power. Does not get as good fuel mileage as my Camry - - but that is expected. Has plenty of room for 4 Grandkids with 3 in carseats. Seems easier to get to the back row to buckle in kids than the Toyota Sienna. . . . Was also alot less $$ , newer year, with fewer miles than any of the Sienna minivans that I could find. Honda is the way to go on older lower cost used minivans !
This is my 3rd Honda Odyssey, 2nd in this body style and 1st at this trim level. WOW! My original Odyssey was a 2003 EX-L, with power everything but no bells or whistles. Standard perks of this model: automatic doors & rear gate, parking/proximity sensors, 6 CD changer, DVD player & sunroof. Loved having a nice caddy below the middle row for storing jumper cables, extra bug spray, and hide treats for special events. SO MANY cup-holders and little places to store a variety of things! We bought this used, from a private seller. Things we didn't know at the time include a rebuilt title, and some prior mechanical issues. Even with those minor faults, we still had 3 great years of driving her. We added a large cargo box to the roof rack to extend our storage area (especially great for long road trips not having to fill the passenger area), and after-market rubber mats for all areas b/c we live in Alaska which means lots of snow, pea gravel and mud during certain times of the year. We've had up to 6 passengers plus the driver, all in total comfort for 8+ hr road trips. She's held 119 cases of Girl Scout cookies (could've fit up to 2 more, maybe 3), over 65 bags and boxes of donated items for a fundraiser. In short, she never let us down! I especially loved the V-6 engine for those crisp accelerations, and fantastic, clean handling. We had some minor repair issues, due more to the rebuilt title status than my original '03 Odyssey brand new off the dealer floor. But she started up every day, even in -50 temps, she warmed up quickly, and transported many days to school our kids (and others). I will miss the ease of her cargo flex space, and her safe carrying demeanor. Farewell my sweet old girl! Sold her with 127xxx miles to a family that is growing. Now it's time to find a Honda to train my kids how to drive! (probably getting them a used Fit) #hondaforlife
Only had this 2007 Odyssey for 2 years and have already put way too much money into it for major repairs. The running flat tires are a joke, I spent $800 on 2 rear tires, to only get a 4 inch screw in one a month after installation, to find out these tires have no warranty what so ever. Managed to plug it as I refused to pay out another $400 . Also to consider, if going on a long journey and something happens to these running flats...good luck finding a facility with the machine to fix them! I am now looking to replace this van with another Odyssey as I do like them but hopefully one with no major headaches like mine has given me.
This is a very practical car. It has plenty of power, lots of space, comfortable seats and ride and great visibility. I've had station wagons, a Corvette, a GTO, and 2 Audi's and overall I would rate this car the best. Over 12-K miles an virtually no repairs and maintenance costs arr minimal. It has space for 6 adults and with 4 in the car there is plenty of storage space. Overall a great car!