"My wife and I are not fans of a mini van as with many people. However, driving this van has made it very simple to load and unload our twins. It is very spacious and the ride is smooth. Driving in snow was not so great even with a few inches on ground. It could have been the stock tires. Gas mileage could be better - I am averaging about 19 MPG - mostly highway miles."
"Owned 2 Dodge Caravans prior to the purchase of our 06 Odyssey. Experience w/Caravans was poor mechanical quality. Odyssey has been good so far. Pretty versatile, stylish, comfortable and good engine power. Transmission shifts "down" a little rough when slowing down. Mileage is not as advertised as I average 18/22. Did have to replace front brakes and rotors at 30K but dealer did it at no cost. Power steering pump whines a lot in cold weather. Paint chips on hood at 15K. Despite the minor issues above, pleased with the vehicle as of 38K miles."
"I agree Odyssey is priced a little higher than many. BUT - It's worth all the money. No optional stuff like other guys - pretty standard features and good ones.
Noiseless and quiet inside.
Excellent interior features.
Good pickup when needed.
I like the features on the dash - tire pressure monitor, eco drive, vehicle stability assist, etc.
ONE BIG THING I feel missing - BLUETOOTH connectivity."
"I bought my 2005 Odyssey new after driving a used 2000 for three years. Loved them both. I have every feature except for the Nav system and PAX tires. From the prior reviews I feel lucky I don't have the special tires. There are a few comfort Items I think could be changed. The front arm rests need to be longer. The 2005 Sun visor is a come down from the 2000 and it would be nice to have storage between the front seats as well as the table. Of course the power sliding doors are great and the fold down back seat (my original reason for getting the 2000) are still the highlights. When I put down the back seat I can fit more then most pick-ups. One more thing...the kids love it."
"I never thought I would drive a minivan, but the test drive of the Odyssey changed my mind. Amazing interior, comfort, best in class safety and style. Buy the one with navigation, it's well worth it. But most importantly, test drive one before you make your decision."