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: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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

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2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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Great Space.  Great for Traveling for family vacations.  Great for family getting in and out, and carpooling

Cons

Not as stylish as other vehicles.  Definitely says you have a family.

cakeylor
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Great Family Car — Love the space and the amenities. Can't beat the leather and heated seats. The automatic sliding sides doors were awesome. The key fob allowed for opening and shutting the sides doors as well. Awesome for getting kids in and out. They just walk in and out. Spacious enough to be able to walk from drivers seat to back row and get a baby out, without having to get out when it is raining.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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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
105

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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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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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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2003 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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My Odyssey was a very comfortable car. Even though I did not get the luxury leather and navigation system, all the seats were very pleasing. The quality inside the car was very nice and i never got that "cheap feeling". Of course,  the automatic sliding doors were a nice plus. For it's model year, the Odyssey looked spectacular compared with other minivans available at that time. There was a fair maintenance and repair cost. The car felt sfe and there were not any huge blind spots.

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I thought that the performance could have been a bit better. It took a bit to accelerate, but it wasn't a problem for me. There were compartments to the sides of the rear seats that broke within a week and wasn't very impressed about that. The trunk door was a hassle to pull down and I am a big man so it would be nice if it could automatically come down too.

AlexHutch
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A Comfortable Car For Both Adults And Kids. — As soon as I walked into my Odyssey for the first time, i was amazed at how comfortable and easy everything was. I had cloth seats, but that didn't mean they weren't uncomfortable. The controls were stress free and the controls on the steering wheel made it that much easier. Quality is great, but there were a few compartments and oddly arranged cup holders that i disliked. The cup holders that were on the side of the middle seats broke very easily when people wanted to get in and out of the car. Performance is average, but the ride was very safe due to rightly placed airbags. There was lots of room in the front and middle seats, but I would suggest that children under 13 be placed in the back seats. I thought the gas mileage could be better( we averaged at about 19 mpg), but we were rarely in the shop. It was a nice car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Extremely practical and roomy

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Do not avoid

Ruuti
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Practical — This car is what I use every day to take my kids to school, and quickly too. This car almost never has to be taken in for repairs. This car is extremely fun to drive especially on a long road trip. This car is strongly recommended.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2014 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Would Buy Another One In A Heartbeat. By Donald

I like everything and dislike nothing. This car has been everything we asked for and more. The DVD player keeps the kids entertained on long trips and the car has given us zero problems as of yet. ... Read More

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2013 Honda Odyssey Reviews

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2012 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Perfect Car For A Mom With Two Or More Kids By Braeden

Smooth ride, very powerful for a mini van, extremely safe, and reliable. Perfect for long car rides, my children love the dvd player. I was initially not too keen on buying a van, being a manly man an... Read More

Great For Family By CARFAXvehicle

I m absolutely live the style of the redesigned outlook, But the interior leather compare to the old style Odyssey is less Luxury with the material. But same comfort. It drive smoothly and the best th... Read More

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2011 Honda Odyssey Reviews

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Family Luxury By vpqmom

it's a great family, traveling, mini-home. haha! I don't know what else to say - it looks pretty good for a mini van. it drives OK, but takes right turns kind of stiffly. the brakes wear out quickl... Read More

Excellent Family Vehicle By Cammac

A genuine "grocery getter". Passenger and cargo space are almost double that of the GMC Yukon we owned previously. The fuel mileage is so great that you begin to wonder if the fuel gauge actually wo... Read More

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2010 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Love It. By Lana_BKLN

Very good for family trip. Fits up to 8 people plus luggage. Comfortable ride, especially long ride. Entertainment system kept our one year old occupied for 5 hours. Fuel economy. We own that car almo... Read More

Comfortable And Roomy And Reliable By Buckster77

the top of the line van for comfort room and reliability. Honda makes the finest man on the road, and with the DVD system and other features it is fantastic for road trips and general commuting.a grea... Read More

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