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2005 Honda Odyssey User Reviews

2005 Honda Odyssey Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"big space" 6 reviews
CONS
"tires" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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rick27607 writes:
2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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4

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Great ride, comfortable, easy to get in and out, tight turning radius, cargo space, 8 passenger

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air conditioner has had issues (2 times 2 years apart - rear condenser and then evaporator core), hard to balance tires, had fuel pump issues (dealer said bad gas, but  research showed an issue with the fuel pump that I believe was my issue), DVD player failed after 4 years (extended warranty replaced), both control arm bushings cracked (extended warranty replacement)

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Versatile Local And Highway ( For Trips) Cruiser — I really enjoy this minivan, even with it's issues. It is comfortable, drives like a car, great turning radius, responsive engine, smooth transmission.. For my purposes, it has and continues to be an easy vehicle to drive. I am not one for buying extended warranties, but since I decided to buy and keep this van, I rolled the dice and invested in an 84 month / 100,000 mile AAA (Mercury Insurance) extended warranty ($1,500)..and it paid for itself after the first air conditioner repair and DVD player replacement .

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Pete writes:
2005 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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Great power and handling (for a minivan)

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Design details around doors is lacking and some of the plastics in interior mar easily.

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We Love Our Odyssey! — This is our third Odyssey. First '99 had transmission problems. Second was OK, but the 2005 has more power and better mileage and a better overall design---a great combination.

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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring Review
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Great Family Car. Pax Tires Suck. No Bluetooth And Ipod In Touring Is A Sin. — We had been looking for a new family vehicle for about 2 years, and with the full redesign of the Odyssey, it looked like a no brainer. We are both short, and I absolutely wanted the adjustable pedals, so the Touring was it. We got it fully loaded with DVD and NAV and added a towing package and the optional 3rd row sun shades. The Good - Adjustable pedals. Why doesn't every car have these as standard now? We're not all 6' tall in the USA. - Navigation systems are awesome. With screaming kids in the car, you can find lunch or a potty in short order. - Rear DVD which is controllable from the front. The 2005 Sienna only allowed loading and control from the second row seats. Our kids are too young for that, so front controls are really nice. - Lots of storage, lots of cup holders, easy to clean interior. - Rear entertainment system gives the parents some peace on trips. Yay! The Bad - Honda missed putting a telescoping steering wheel in. - No iPod dock, integrated to display data on the in dash display. This was a no brainer. - No Bluetooth - No HD Digital radio. - The location of the dash dimmer is insane. You have to reach through the steering wheel to get it. - The location of the seat heater switches seems to be an afterthought. They are hard to reach and not at all in an intuitive location. On the seat or on the door would have been better. - Power window lockout switch. If you lock out the rear windows, the driver also does not have control from the front switch. Inexcusable mistake. If the kids have already rolled the windows down, now I can't lock them out and then roll them back up. - The Navigation system database sucks. If I type in "Target", I should be able to say "show me all the stores that match in distance order". I should not have to decide if it's a department store or a mall or anything else. If you choose the wrong one, you end up getting one listing for some other state, and then when you go back you might end up back at the top of the last list that you had scrolled and scrolled through, instead of on the entry that you had last selected. Major miss on the user interface. - Navigation screen sometimes hard to read in sun glare. Not that big a problem, but somewhat annoying. - Steering wheel controls are poorly lit, hard to read, and don't dim with the dash lights. Larger fonts and brighter (dimmable) lights would be a big plus. - PAX tires: We were lucky to get 38,000 miles out of ours before tread separation. That was in 24 months. Tire-only replacement (if you can find it) is around $200 per tire plus mounting, balancing, alignment, etc. Most dealers will only do full wheel swaps at around $550 per wheel. Your best bet it to get a bunch of road hazards at 23 months, which will be covered by warranty. Most people online are only getting about 20,000 miles out of theirs, and facing the same costs. - Overall quality: We have been very disappointed in Honda on this one. In 2 years and 40,000 miles, here's a partial list of issues: Bad power steering pump; Non-recall on defective brakes (you have to know to ask about the TSB); Replace 2 hazard light switches; Replace faulty heater control unit; Replace driver and passenger door trim; Replace both slider door trims twice; Replace failed engine mount; Replace failed left rear strut; - The optional third row sun shades we purchased are a bit of a joke. The clips they latch on to just slide between the window glass and the rubber window trim. Since the shades are spring loaded and the clips are high gloss powder coated, the clips just slide right out and get lost. Eventually (5th or 6th replacement by the dealer), they used some silicone caulk to adhere the clips in place. - The headphones for the entertainment system are very fragile, and cost $100 each. The car comes with 2. We purchased an additional pair. Our kids have toasted 3 of the 4 in 2 years. Yes, they're young kids, but Honda should have engineered the headphones to be beefier. I don't plan to continue to spend $150 per year for this.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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gjb writes:
2005 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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Pros

Brand name, power, conveniences

Cons

Fuel mileage not quite as good as a Montana

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Great, Wouldn't Hesitate To Refer To Anyone — It is powerful, smooth, very tight turning radius. Miles above the Pontiac Montana we traded it for. Looking to own it for a long time. Love the dual power doors. Going to put a sunroof in it someday. Glad to have cloth and not leather interior.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chuck writes:
2005 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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Cargo space, comfort, handling, power

Cons

Wish it were quieter

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Practical Family Truckster With Style — The 2005 Honda Odyssey is a great family car. With 2 kids and a dog, the extra space is much needed over a sedan or SUV. The power doors are an amazing convenience. Seats slide and remove with ease. The full stow-away seats in the back make hauling the various kids paraphernalia or occasional large appliance a breeze. Reliability has been what you'd expect from Honda.

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beholdtheman writes:
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5

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Excellent family mini van with Honda uncomprimised reputation

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Only using it for one person - it is more of a family vehicle

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Great Family Mini Van — Nice to have a DVD player in the van for long trips or to keep family members occupied. Nice heated front seats and plenty of room. Runs excellent in the snow. Both side doors are automatic open with key operation.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Isaac writes:
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4

Pros

beauty in and out, a wonder to drive, drives likes a car, hauls like a truck, with fold in rear seats, can handle most family loads.

Cons

Gas consumption, haven't found a way to tweak it

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Would Be A Great Addition To Any Family More Than 3 With Infants — Performance is great with powerful braking system, interior makes u want to sit in it and drive all day though gas consumption will make u change ur mind. it is built stylishly with an aerodynamic shape which gives it a superb look. The 2005 Odeyssey actually drives like a car and is far lower than other minivans.

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jbry035 writes:
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seats 8, roomy, extra cargo and rides great

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none that I can think of

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Great Overall Family Vehicle — This vehicle is great for anyone who has a big family. It is very reliable, good on gas and runs great. It has a lot of storage under the seat and in the floor, 14 cup holders and the second row seat has a removable jump seat.

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Honda2005 writes:
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5

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excellent condition with no machanical defects.

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The car has few paint tear on the bumper.

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Very Clean Title Title With No Accidents — very comfortable, reliable and great family car with lots of storage. Accelaration, braking and handling is exellent. Very safe to drive with kids. Maintainence cost is very low. I had this car with 2005 I had no issues with any of the system in the car.

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Sam writes:
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I like the fact that the DVD player is in front and the TV in the back I like that it has heated seats in the front every thing about the car is nice!

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There is nothing about the car that I don't like I like every little detail about the car!

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It's Way Better And Has A Lot More Room Than Our Old Car Did! — Bought it used very nice car better than the one we had before it that one had all these mechanical and electrical issues and it took for ever to warm the thing up in the winter the Odyssey EX-L takes less time to warm up!

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