2008 Honda Odyssey Top Comparisons

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2008 Honda OdysseyReview
cartechusa writes:
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I am a Honda person .i have the same van I love it

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Charles writes:
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This is a great mini van with an extensive list of features ranging from self-opening left and right rear doors to DVD rear entertainment system with 4 wireless headphone (all in great shape) to Navigation, heated seats, Bluetooth, and more! Low miles and reliable Honda V6 with less than 100k miles. Very low for a Honda. Warranty coverage and GAP available.

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2008 Honda OdysseyReview
Guru1QJF2 writes:
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Too many miles for my price range and I’m still looking.

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2008 Honda Odyssey Review
DDORRELL says:
Great ride. smooth, quiet.
vs2007 Honda Odyssey
2008 Honda Odyssey winning categories:
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Honda Odyssey Review
lexmaxx says:
Poor braking, suspension and way to much road noice I will not buy another Odyssey.
vs1998 Lexus SC 300
2008 Honda Odyssey winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 1998 Lexus SC 300 better.
"Come-on"
Back Seats Ranked 1998 Lexus SC 300 worse.
"When I say better I mean for my back but thats all."
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L FWD with DVDReview
Jacob42ATL writes:
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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

Pros: 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.

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

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L FWD with DVD and NavigationReview
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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

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

Cons: Nothing negative to note!

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2008 Honda Odyssey Touring FWDReview
Prairie_673 writes:
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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

Pros: Large, features, safety, design, layout of instruments and buttons, fit and quality

Cons: Reliability

4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L FWDReview
YourGain writes:
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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

Pros: You CANNOT beat the comfort and convenience.

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

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2008 Honda OdysseyReview
elerbyit writes:
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Outstanding — 2008 Odyssey one year no problems. Never thought I would buy a van, I’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

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

Cons: Cons — 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/

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Guru9B8C8V

Tons of reliability issues with this car. The quality control at Honda has gone down the drain. Update your engines and make them more reliable and figure out how to make a transmission that works. ... Read More

Review By Guru71NQW

This is our second Odyssey and I will continue to purchase them for as long as they make them. We put an entire family of 6 in one on a cross country trip, with all the luggage, and at still traveling... Read More

2021 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Tseringl1

I love how it looks and spacious but it’s really hard to find the interior without leather seat and 7 seater with moonroof. That’s the only one I was looking for and still didn’t find one so I will ... Read More

Review By Becky

I love all of the options and the style. I just think it’s falling behind with leading competitors offering AWD and hybrid. Read More

2020 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Meg

The 2014-2017 Honda Odyssey Touring is the best minivan ever invented. It has a screen at the top for navigation and a screen at the bottom for the radio so you dont have to toggle between the two sc... Read More

Review By Guru9DH19H

We love the layout and all of the features. It was a great deal and a great family vehicle. Read More

2019 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Bebee32819

Husband has one for work. Amazing vehicle. I love it. Looking to buy one for the household now. Read More

Review By nmschrock2001

Got the 2019 Odyssey and we love it! Sleek, quiet, tons of options and plenty of power. Read More

2018 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Guru9B9W8W

I would definitely go for touring model. One I tried didnt have cm radio Read More

Review By Ryan

Poor inside of car, the previous owner who was smoking. Read More

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