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The Van to have!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Tom Ryan
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2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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If you have to own a van hands down this is the van you want. Let's face it. It is a Honda! Bought our EX-L new in 2008 about 2500 under invoice. Extremely reliable, fun, looks great feels great. We only have 1 child (9) but love to travel to Florida and elsewhere. Plenty of room and I can easily get 27mpg cruising 75mph on the interstate. Headlights are phenomenal, design is great. I'm looking for a 2010 right now. I catch a lot of crap from friends for "driving a minivan" but this is a sweet ride and great resale.


Best Features

Leather seats and leather accents nice. Visibility/blind spots great. Excellent acceleration. Cup holders are plentiful, storage great.


Worst Features

Fog lights on all models. Parking sensors on all models.


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Disapointed
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By NM467
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2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought this because my 2004 was a great van. The interior design is truly great, easy to live in and great for the family. The disappointment comes from the brakes(soft), transmission shutter, power locks that have a mind of their own and squeaks in the interior. The road noise is bad also and that was supposedly improved. The squeak not yet fixed, transmission reprogrammed not fixed and the locks can't be replicated when at the dealer. I have also had the drivers seat cushion replaced because of cracked leather this from a Honda with less than 17,000 miles on it. I bought this van to drive for the next ten years and at this rate I doubt It will make it to be paid off. Honda's rep is damaged!


Best Features

The interior layout is top notch, seats are great, storage, rear seat ease of use.


Worst Features

Build quality, transmission, very disappointed in Honda, last one for me.


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38,000 miles
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By Bill Whitlock
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2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Really enjoy this van. It drives good, it is easy to get in and out of for all seats. Forward and side vision is very good, rear vision is good. Radio and cd is very good. Good engine power. Engine sounds good when driven hard. Gas mileage is 20 to 25 mph on open road. Plenty of power. Real good head lights. Seats are comfortable when driven 700 miles per day. Styling inside and out is real good.


Best Features

This vehicle drives real good to weight 4800 lbs. To be a big box, wind doesn't blow van around much. Controls are well thought out. Quality of inside material is very good, cloth seats. Back seat is normally in the well. Plenty of space for luggage.


Worst Features

Brake pedal is way too soft, goes too close to floor. Too easy to press gas pedal and brake pedal at the same time. Everything else is great.


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New to Honda
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Brian
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2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the first Honda we had purchased. We had GM mini vans before this one. Last GM mini was not a good van. We have owned this van since Feb. 2008 and put lots of mileage on it. Last summer we had 3 adults and 3 children with a roof top carrier and still averaged 25 mpg driving at 70 mph. We added the rear sensors and it helps to park the van. The camera helps as well. Good features. Only problem I have is the passenger window rattles and wind noise when going 55+. Very good vehicle over all.


Best Features

DVD player, good mpg, no mechanical problems, regular maintenance from local dealer, dealer maintenance times are very quick.


Worst Features

Road noise and a few fit and finishes, but overall a good van.


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Do Not Buy a Honda - Many Problems
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By steve
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2008 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is a lemon and has transmission and engine problems. Torque Converter problem with transmission is a known problem they can't fix. They keep getting service updates for the computer but still can t figure it out. Seems like Honda is on its way to Toyotaville. So many problems covered up so the reliability of Japanese cars is now just history. Too bad.


Best Features

Space of cabin and storage.


Worst Features

transmission and build quality, lots of wind noise at any speed.


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