2003 Honda Odyssey User Reviews

2003 Honda Odyssey Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"big space" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"door" 4 reviews
CONS
"doors" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"driver" 2 reviews

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DStubbs writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey LX Review
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4

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Well maintained. Service records. Power windows/locks. Manual rear doors. Engine quiet and powerful. Drives well. Transmission shifts smoothly. Everything works well except rear windows. Exterior has a few minor imperfections. Clean, well-maintained interior.

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Everything works well except rear windows. Exterior has a few minor imperfections.

DStubbs
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Good Condition, Low Mileage, Well-maintained 2003 Honday Odyssey. — 2004 Honda Odyssey LX. 94,100 miles. Original owner. Non-smoker. Well maintained. Service records. Power windows/locks. Manual rear doors. Engine quiet and powerful. Drives well. Transmission shifts smoothly. Everything works well except rear windows. Exterior has a few minor imperfections. Clean, well-maintained interior. Used for family vacations and around town driving. New Battery (Nov 2014). New Michelin tires at 83,500 miles. Rubber floor mats included. Was going to keep it for another 90k miles but fifth grandchild = need for larger van.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ruotsi writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey LX Review
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5

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Handles very well for a minivan.Lots of room. Plenty of power .Have never had any issues with reliability.I am the original owner of this vehicle.

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Dome light switch is near shift lever, so when you put the car in gear or in park, your hand hits the light turning on all of the dome lights. Had a dead battery several times.

ruotsi
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Have Never Had Any Issues. Has Never Failed Me.best Vehicle I Ever Owned. — Still drives like a new car- no rattles, nothing loose. Only replaced normal items (tires, brakes) Seats are a little on the stiff side, but still look new after 10 years. I have seen vans like this with over 200,000 miles.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mmulroy writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/ DVD Review
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5

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Nice power, plenty of room (especially for cargo).  Very reliable

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fuel mileage could be better and honda has definitely improved fuel efficiency for new models.

mmulroy
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Great Car — I wish the fuel mileage was better (about 20 mpg), but other than that, this car has served my family well. Never a breakdown and normal maintenance. I will buy another honda odyssey for sure. Definitely number 1 in my book.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chris writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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Safest Minivan on the road (back in 2003)

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You would rather drive a peice of junk Domestic Car from Detriot

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It's A Honda. — Excellent handling and acceleration. Decent gas mileage considering it is a van. Solid as a rock and keeps on going. Beautiful paint job and nice lines. Has been rough on tires, but once we found the right ones for the weight of the van, no issues (Goodyear Regatta 2's). This is our family vehicle and we take it when we go on vacations up to Jersey and down to Disney.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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brianrobin writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/ DVD Review
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4

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Great family car with storage and reliability

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Not really any negatives in my book.

brianrobin
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Great Car Overall, Comfortable And Holds A Lot Of Storage. — I love the car and the space. I love that it has so much space. Really quickly you can put the back seat up and down to accommodate for more passengers or for more room to move things. Reliable, great family ride.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Patrick writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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4

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Lots of room. You can stand up in the back while putting kids in car seats.And its super easy to get in and out of with the sliding doors

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Its a Mini Van.

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Great Car For What You Need It For. — This has been a great car for hauling kids, friends, dogs, boats and every thing related to all off the above to over 10 years. Out two kids grew up in this van and will learn to drive in it. It would not have been my first choice of vehicles, but if you have to have a mini van this one is pretty good and lasted a long time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rjm6311 writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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5

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Reliable.

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Sliding door, door locks.

rjm6311
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Great Long-lasting And Unspectacular Beast Of Burden. — I like that is has lasted 155,000 miles without breaking the bank. More horsepower would be great, but so would better mileage. For hauling people and stuff around it is great. Never let's you down....still the best brand of minivan.

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mwtsdtbellsouthnet writes:
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5

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Cargo capacity with the ability to haul people all at the same time! love this car.

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None except my teenager doesn't like "mini vans"

mwtsdtbellsouthnet
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Best Family Car On The Road — The things I like most are seat that folds out of the way and the grocery bag holders in the back! The heated leather seats in the front were the best and the kids loved the DVD player. Loved it, my favorite car ever.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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brummyj writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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3

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Lots of room, can carry 7 people.  Car does well on gas, average 388 miles on a tank of gas.

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For someone in your 30s or 40s trying to look hip while driving the kids around, this isn't a "cool" car.

brummyj
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Excellent Family Vehicle! — Great travel vehicle, spacious, good on gas. Maintenance cost is reasonable. This is a great family vehicle that if taken care of will run for thousand more miles. One downfall of this vehicle is the transmission. My husband spent the money 3 months ago and the transmission rebuilt to meet the specs that honda failed to do initially back in 2003. The vehicle now is good for another 100k miles.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Adarash writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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Luxury

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Low MPG

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Luxury, Capacity — Its an EX-L, top of its time. Luxurious: leather seats, entertainment w/20 inch TV, sound, great feel without bumps. Good capacity, great for long distance travel Cost 48k in 03. Maintenance needed occasionally. I wish I could drive it. It rocks!

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1995 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Uninteresting, Reliable And Generally Just Ok By rlw

Roomy and comfortable, performance OK but auto gearbox not really suited to revvy engine. Ride and handling is typically japanese, vague and wallowy. Well built and equipped, it has done 80000 miles f... Read More

Best Minivan With Normal Doors! By Patrick

I think that this is the best minivan with no sliding doors. There's not much to say about it except that it has air conditioning, tinted windows, 15" OZ racing alloys, 15" Yokohama AS430 tires, AM/FM... Read More

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1996 Honda Odyssey Reviews

4 Wheel Anti-lock Disc Brakes, 4 Wheel Independant Suspension And A Nearly Indestructable Inline4 By Andrew

Thee BEST minivan EVA! in other words its very affordable to buy and to maintain. power is decent. it actually handles like a car. we have only had to replace the ignition switch and o2 sensor in the ... Read More

Good Family Daytripper. By Paul

Moon roof and sun roof, pluse good sound system. Economical four cyclinder with loads of torque. Seven seater van with comfort built on an accord chasis so handles very well for a van. Also doubles... Read More

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1997 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Reliable And Fun By Johncapozzi

Van always handled well, got good mileage and was generally very reliable. I am getting a 1998 and will see if that lasts as long. Really drives like a car, more than any Van that I have driven. Goo... Read More

This Van Should Be Considered A Bus! By mr_dan_mule

This thing is a boat on wheels. It has tons of room for all shapes and sizes. It has several configurations for seating and storage. Inside and out this van has what others want. (This is evident ... Read More

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1998 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Nice Van By Johncapozzi

The front brakes are a little noisel, Van has slight rust. Engine has power. Exaust system seems to need replacement. Happy with this used car purchase. Looks exactly like my old 1997 Oddsey, but h... Read More

Nice And Quick.. Great On Gas By Ivan1726

Acceleration is quick to the touch.. Braking is squeaky and handling is excellent.. performance is great!! Build quality was great for engine, transmission and drivetrain.. It's fun to drive sometim... Read More

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1999 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Best Van Of 1999 By Keeron

i love the look and confort of this vehicle,theirs one blind spot but only when you get to a y street and u cant see oncoming traffic because of the seat i needed a jump start only 4 times in its life... Read More

Transport By Sakari

Performance: gets you, where you are going to Build Quality: squeaks 'n rattles, but still running Appearance: slim minibus, amazing capasity for transportation, interior is pretty lame CoO: moderate,... Read More

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