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Steve in Guelph
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By Steve in Guelph
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2008 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the worst vehicle I have ever owned. Passenger window rattles, brakes are poor, seat is hard and uncomfortable, radio sound quality is dismal. Also the paint is rough to the touch as though it has dirt embedded in it. The steering wheel does not return to the on center position without assistance. I read all the reviews before purchasing and cannot believe that they were mostly positive. Perhaps the higher models are more comfortable.


Best Features

Interior space and storage


Worst Features

Seats, brakes, steering and paint


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Great van
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By honda
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Owned for 5K miles and 8 months. Great van, no real issues. Drives and handles like a car. Much nicer to drive than our Dodge Grand Caravan and handles nicer than a Sienna. Road noise is a little more pronounced than in other vans, but not bad at all. Had DVD player installed aftermarket for 1/2 the price. Mileage is as advertised, 20 around town, 24 highway, and we're very light on the pedal


Best Features

Heated seats are great in the winter, rear view camera, remote sliding doors are very handy with the kids.


Worst Features

Interior lights do not turn off automatically after say 10 minutes like on many other vehicles. If you leave a light switch on or don't shut a door tightly, you'll have a dead battery. We've had it happen 3 times now.


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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L
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By Roger in PA
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Replaced a 7-year-old Sienna (118K miles). Very happy with the Odyssey so far (6 weeks). Roomy, comfortable, good ergonomics. Passed up DVD and Navi due to out-of-line pricing--given how these have plummeted in price as aftermarket add-ons.


Best Features

Ergonomics. XM. Handling. Ride. Interior space/flexibility.


Worst Features

Floor mats have old fashioned metal snaps to hold them down... not terribly effective (or difficult to snap).


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Love this Van!!
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By 08EXL
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I've owned 4 Hondas, including this one (3k so far). This is by far my favorite one! I love the styling, features, road feel, comfort, and just about everything. It's true that sometimes wind noise is a little loud on the highway, but it will not keep you from having a conversation with the other passengers. The Rear Ent. Sys is a definite must-have, whether you have children or not. Also, I have no idea what it must be like to drive this van without a rear-view camera. This van just feels solid, safe, and reliable!


Best Features

VCM (helps with gas mileage), DVD, rear-view camera, air bags all-around, comfort, convenience, features, styling (except wheels, see below).


Worst Features

Wheels on the previous models were better-looking, in my opinion. Better sound-proofing (some wind noise is noticeable). Brakes can be a little tighter (less travel). Some trim pieces may seem loose, but that's just aesthetics to me.


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Top MiniVan Hands Down!
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By Tom Ryan
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I've owned my EX-L for about 5 months now and I must say that it is hands down the most comfortable, quality, smooth vehicle I've ever owned and I've owned at least 12 new vehicles from many manufacturers. I'm averaging 22.6 MPG on combined city/hwy which isn't bad for the weight. All things considered I bought an excellent van and did so over a Tahoe, Expedition and other many mini vans. For the money you can not beat it.


Best Features

Leather, fit and feel of the steering wheel. Shifter is actually in a nice position. Dash lights are nice, heated seats a benny. Lots of cupholders


Worst Features

Put fog lights on all models.


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