2005 Honda Odyssey User Reviews

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    2005 Honda Odyssey TouringReview

    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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    2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
    Both vans are good vans, but I am biased to the Honda Odyssey.
    vs2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited
    2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L winning categories:
    • Power
    • Handling
    • Looks/Style
    • Front Seats
    • Back Seats
    • Cargo Capacity
    • Family Car
    • Value
    • Would Buy
    Power Ranked 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited worse.
    "It has a stronger and more dynamic engine. "
    Family Car Ranked 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited worse.
    "Honda seats eight people comfortably and large luggage. "
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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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