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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L FWD with DVDReview
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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.

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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
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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

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2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L FWDReview
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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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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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2008 Honda Odyssey LX FWDReview
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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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Lots of room inside and cool electronics

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

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2008 Honda OdysseyReview
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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!

Pros: Comfort, Safety, Ease in Driving

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

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2008 Honda Odyssey LX FWDReview
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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!!!

Pros: roomy, comfortable, drives smooth

Cons: it's not so cute

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2008 Honda Odyssey LX FWDReview
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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!

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

Cons: mine doesn't have electronic tailgate :/

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2008 Honda Odyssey Touring FWDReview
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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.

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

Cons: 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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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Shashank

Drives like a sports car. Practical features throughout. Transmission shifts seamlessly. Controls placed sensibly Read More

Review By Guru913N6X

Very comfortable and technological car highly recommend it’s a minivan but drives like a car Read More

2021 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Atcdude09

Love the vehicle! Just don’t care for the darker color wheels. Read More

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

2020 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Shaka

This car is one of the most impressive vehicles thats Ive owned, love the space, love the handling and overall feel of it. This will be on the family for a long time to come. Read More

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

2019 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By RSCarGuru2021

I’ve researched the Odysseys and wanted the EX-L mid-level trim. Finally purchased one and absolutely love so many of the features! The back-up camera shows such a wide shot, the safety features for b... Read More

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2018 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Guru9NX358

I Like this car, I am thinking to buy one Touring Read More

Review By Guru9HZPZP

Love these van has a very good amount of space for the family to enjoy a trip. Read More

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