2008 Honda Odyssey User Reviews

2008 Honda Odyssey Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"ride" 10 reviews
"storage" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
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"speed" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"trip" 2 reviews
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/ DVD Review
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Didn't "want" a minivan but the benefits of the Odyssey outweighed my initial concerns. Something that we hadn't originally considered was the ability for our kids to get in/out of the vehicle on their own, without stepping down (from a higher SUV).  Also, the sliding rear doors meant no more dings into the neighboring car.  The seats fold in several directions allowing a great deal of flexibility for either more passengers or more gear.

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Road noise.  The Odyssey is great for reliability, adaptability, comfort and many other things, but the trade-off is road noise.

Jacob42ATL
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Great Family Vehicle — We love the flexibility of this vehicle, as it adapts to passengers and cargo on a minute's notice. You'd be surprised what you can fit in the Honda, once you lower or move seats around. The road noise on this vehicle is pretty substantial so if you're looking for something quiet then this is not for you. But if you need to get kids safely to school, allow for an extra passenger (or 3) from time to time, transport kids and their gear to all sorts of sports activities and occasionally make a longer trip, then this vehicle fits the bill.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Spacious for passengers and personal objects!  Comfortable ride around town or on long road trips!

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Nothing negative to note!

djseyer
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Love This Vehicle! — Spacious, great on hauling kids & equipment around town & awesome on long road trips! Handles really nice, comfortable and room for 8! Love the DVD, Navigation and stereo. Excellent air conditioning throughout vehicle; lots of storage in rear if seats are up or down!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Honda Odyssey Touring Review
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Large, features, safety, design, layout of instruments and buttons, fit and quality

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Reliability

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On Our 3rd Year And Both Front Axle Assemblies Had To Be Replaced — For the most part, our Odyssey has been trouble free or the problems that have occurred were covered under the warranty or the dealer chose to cover the items. We've paid about $800 out of pocket servicing the van since we purchased it. We've had a recurring issue with the power steering (makes an odd noise and sometimes goes out - dealer has done the resevoir but not the pump, extended warranty provided by Honda on the pump), brakes make noise at low speeds (been refinished, adjusted and re-set multiple times but problem comes back) and we recently had to replace both front axle assemblies. The last one really concerns me. I've owned multiple vehicles through the years and some with as many as over 150,000 miles on them. I've never ever had to replace a front end axle assembly in my life and I own a 25 year old Porsche that's been raced! While the van looks and feels like a Honda, it is clearly not engineered like the other Hondas. I really do not expect to keep this van past 5 years or 60,000 miles for fear of major mechanical problems involving the transmission or drivetrain down the road. I've owned Hondas all my life. The Accord is a tough car to beat, extremely reliable and easy to maintain. This minivan takes a beating with three small kids. We are completely dependent on it at times. However, the issues above are safety issues and I am constantly concerned that something will go wrong while my wife is driving it. We may have a bad one and others may be better but Consumer Reports rates the reliability worse than average and I think that is quite accurate. If you buy one, try one that is not the first model year of a complete redesign. Try a 2009 or 2010 if you can afford it. I am sure some of these bugs are worked out in those vehicles.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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You CANNOT beat the comfort and convenience.

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I cannot think of a reason not to own one if your a family. Maybe not to buy one if your single!

YourGain
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This Vehicle Is Well Worth The Money Considering The Options & Convenience Your Getting For The $. — Performance: It rides like a rolling movie theater! Smooth & Comfortable. Build quality: Second to none! Appearance: Is really nice and aerodynamic. Saves on gas with a system that shuts down to four cylinder on the highway. It is fun to drive as well. Pretty peppy compared to other vehicles in its class. The cost to own is very very very fair and reasonable. Its trouble free.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Pros ā€” DVD, Navigation, Fun to drive, Comfortable, Tons of storage, Customer service from Honda dealer #1, the send a survey after your service.  

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Cons ā€” Now I drive a Minivan that I cannot find a fault with. Research the extended warranty before going to the dealer. Borhman Autoplex in Las Cruces tried to sell me  an extra 3 year 36,000 mile warranty for over $1,200.  I found the same plan 6 year 80,000 mile online at Bernardi Honda for less than $700    http://www.bernardiwarranty.com/

elerbyit
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Outstanding — 2008 Odyssey one year no problems. Never thought I would buy a van, Iā€™m a truck guy and diesel mechanic. My original search was for a Toyota Sequoia or 4 door Tundra. If gas mileage is an issue those two just will not due. I bought the Odyssey with Variable Cylinder Management VCM, smartest thing I ever did. VCM allows the engine to run on 3-4 or 6 cylinders. I drove 1,700 miles from New Mexico to Florida at about 27mpg. On the 1,700 mile return, drove well into the night, stopped at a rest stop reclined the seats all the way back and slept like a baby..best seats ever. I hate to say it but I love the Odyssey. Extremely Roomy, DVD and Navigation system are an added bonus. Wireless headsets for the kids to watch movies while you listen to XM radio is #1. There are 110 outlets to charge phones. Use laptops, or keep video games charged. Tons of storage behind the third row seat, under the middle seat and a huge compartment in the floor between the front and second row seat. 2008

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lots of room inside and cool electronics

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It's a Honda - There are no negatives other than the image.

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Obligatory Family Truckster — Hey - I have 3 kids - I had to get one. It's a well-built, ergonomic family truckster that seat 8 and room for their "stuff" . It's not bad to drive and has lots of gadgets to keep you entertained while you get where you're going.

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Comfort, Safety, Ease in Driving

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Unless you get the touring, only seven seater, not eight.

GirlGearHead
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An Odyssey Adventure For The Whole Family! — This van doesn't drive like a minivan - it drives like a car! The handling is secure and responsive, especially when cornering. Braking is smooth and the Odyssey never feels like it is "getting away from me" and it doesn't feel "top- heavy" around corners! As for repairs? C'mon, it's a honda! oil change, yes, repairs, no! It feels as solid as the day I first drove it. On comfort, seven people fit with plenty of room with no teeth in kneecap feeling! What I love most is the versatility - I can easily hide the third row seats for plenty of storage room - and can also remove one or both middle row seats to have a true van to move large items! Best of all is how safe it feels! From power sliding doors to quick handling, there is nothing more I want from my Odyssey - except, maybe, the dvd entertainment system! That is next time! Would I recommend an Odyssey? You BETCHA! As I said at the beginning, I feel like I am driving a car, not a van! My Odyssey proves that minivans don't have to be boring - they can be fun on four wheels! I've been driving an Odyssey for over a year - it is the only minivan I found that feels safe and is as easy to drive as a sedan. When the family group outgrows the small seven seaters - this car is the absolute best!

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roomy, comfortable, drives smooth

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it's not so cute

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Great! — It's sooo roomy... drive nicely and is super comfortable. Any mom out there should be driving one of this... at the begining I always thought... I'm so not driving a mini van!!!... they are for big mamas with lots of kids... etc, we all have ideas about our cars... anyway, after driving it and owning one for just a few weeks I don't know how did I live without it before! I love it!!!

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DVD, Video Games, Comfort, Lots of storage, seating, appearance, easy to drive

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mine doesn't have electronic tailgate :/

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I Love My Odyssey — Never thought I would be a van girl, but at this point in my life I LOVE my Odyssey!!! Very Roomy! Has DVD and plugs for video games! Fits my large Britax car seat comfortably. Lots of storgage! Fun and easy to drive! Wish I would have bought one sooner!

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Nice ride.  Fun toys (NAV, DVD, XM).  Excellent cargo area.  Reasonable on gas.  LOVE the voice commands.

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Rear windows (3rd row) don't open at all.  HVAC controls are not intuitive or flexible - it's either all automatic or all manual.

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Our Utility Vehicle — We tow a pop-up camper a lot in the summer. We also need to be able to haul a full-size concert grand harp and its accessories and four people. Trying to find a vehicle to do all that pretty much limits the field to the minivans. It was a tough call between the Chrysler Town & Country and the Honda Odyssey. There are features from each missing on the other. So far we're satisfied that this van can do what we want.

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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

Great Van With Tons Of Room! By sumitk2

The automatic doors are very nice, and allow for little children to easily handle their operation. The Hatchback is also motorized, but you have the option to manually open or close it. The Lane Dep... Read More

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2013 Honda Odyssey Reviews

The Best And Safest Minivan By nakeishap

I like the fact that the minivan is very spacious and comfortable. The dislike is that Honda needs to create a window in the third row seats that can actually open and close as the other windows. Then... Read More

Overall Satisfied With Honda Odyssey By vilupa

The price is a somewhat higher than other vehicles of the same category. The fact that you can fit 8 people not too crowded is a big plus especially with kids. It has a moonroof which is really not u... Read More

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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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