2003 Honda Odyssey User Reviews

2003 Honda Odyssey Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 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" 6 reviews
"big space" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews
"driver" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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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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Chris writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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5

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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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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

Cons

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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AlexHutch writes:
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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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!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kirstenjoy writes:
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one button door opener

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the trunk does need to be opened manually sniff

kirstenjoy
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My Beauty Of A Van — I love this van it is soo practical with the doors opening and closing with a push of a button. How I could live without that before I do not know. This car also has traction and wow I would have ran into a houses around me when it gets icy which it does often hey it is Iowa. It is a beauty also I am not ashamed that I drive a van at all.

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brummyj writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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3

Pros

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

Cons

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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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.

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Ruuti writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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Extremely practical and roomy

Cons

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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Kin writes:
2003 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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Well above average performance (straights and curves), well-built, very reliable, good looks, great value

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Needs more seat, 3rd row head rests need to be removed to fold down bench, no moonroof.

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Honda Odyssey 2003 -- As Much Fun As A Minivan Can Possibly Offer — The Honda Odyssey is the sports car of minivans. The acceleration is brisk (not terribly fast but well above average), handling is reasonable (esp. with upgraded performance tires), and the brakes do a great job even in panic stops. Honda is renown for their build quality and reliability. This vehicle is very utilitarian as I use it to haul my family as well as much cargo for work. Although my Odyssey is older when compared to the newer model, I think it still looks very nice as the design is still modern. I average 15L/100km around the city and 10L/100km on highway loops. My recent jaunts on the Sea-to-Sky Highway (twisty mountainous road) has proven to me that this minivan has legs (and muscles). I think the Odyssey is about as fun as one can get in a minivan. Highly recommended for families!

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2014 Honda Odyssey Reviews

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2013 Honda Odyssey Reviews

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2012 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Great Family Car And Traveling Vehicle By mflynn2002

nothing to dislike. great car - always come back to honda odyssey. Good reason its the most popular minivan. Comfortable and spacious, never in the shop except for maintenence. Always feel safe and in... Read More

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2011 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Efficient By FCempa

If you are looking for a comfortable, reliable family vehicle, please give this one a serious look. We found it to have a bit more room compared to the SUV. The rear view camera was helpful when bac... Read More

Very Practical For Large And Active Families By dsue52

The Odyssey is a great choice for a 'mini' van. It is extremely large and spacious and will hold 7 people pretty comfortably. Seating configurations are flexible to accommodate our needs on a given d... Read More

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2010 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Comfortable And Roomy And Reliable By Buckster77

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It's The Cadillac Of The Minivans (in The Best Sense Of That) By 7246KM

Very powerful; practically sporty in acceleration and handling compared to Dodges. Very tight and solid at 55k. Not one single mechanical problem, as the 2nd owner since about 20k. The middle row seat... Read More

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