"Family of 5, needed a vehicle. Didn't care for the Toyota van or Dodge, Chrysler, etc. Dealer in Toms River had an add. I took my Avalanche for a trade because the kids told me it wasn't comfortable when we went to FL the yr before, the wife also made comment. I saw the Honda odyssey and there was 5 on the line but 1 caught my attention 2008. It had all the right features and the built in DVD which I like cause the after market one didn't suite me, and the built in 7 X 7 GPS & multi disc player plus 2 head phones wireless which the kids will love. Power everything heated seats mirrors & tailgate sun roof. I made a deal took it home & my kids were out side & when I rolled up to the drive way mid afternoon summer neighbors out side my wife & kids were amaze. Everyone was in & out looking at it. I was the first in my area to have one. 2 weeks later off driving to FL. For 19 years every other year we drove. Never had any mechanical problems or flats. The kids all 3 had there own personal captain seat. the 2 youngest sat in the middle & the oldest claimed the rear. GPS worked just fine & that DVD was my best friend cause I never heard a peep from the kids unless they had to use the rest room. I only used Honda for all the service & kept it that way. Normal break replacement & tires. Once in a while only 2 recalls that was minor & they gave me a loner. This Odyssey is great for family of 3 or more but I know people who has the basic one party of 2.Oh forgot to say this baby handles very well and the sensors that it has when you are exiting if you are a little to fast the brakes starts pumping to prevent you from fish tailing, but don't ever rely on that do the right speed. The only reason why I'm going to trade it in is the kids are grown and have there own vehicle & the wife prefers a smaller one for her now. I have many memories with this vehicle & hope that a younger family starting out like I did gets to buy it. I kept it up to date wit all service and the inside was kept up to but will need a little tweaking."
"Great car to own with peace of mind & reliable. Quick acceleration, Drives very well, easy to handle and very spacious. Haul with ease & very economical for its size. Great & powerful 3.5L engine that powers the car with ease. Every member of my family loves to travel in it especially road trips."
Pros: "Everything is GREAT !!! Fun to Drive. Rated 10/10"
Cons: "There are none."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is the "GREATEST VEHICLE I EVER OWNED." This is my 71st car and is Truly Reliable. Better than any. I bought this 2010 Honda Odyssey Used (2 yrs. old) in 2012 with 20,000 miles on it. Just Like New then and Now. I have NOT put a single Dime in this car except for gas & oil changes. It Rides like a Cadillac. Gets Great Gas Mileage (20 mpg) in town. Everything works, NEVER any problems. It Handles exceptionally, Smooth Running, Starts right up. I will Drive this For years to come...I am Sure. I want to get 250 to 300,000 miles from this Van. Many Many People have already. Even More If I can. American Cars cannot Compete. This is a FANTASTIC VAN, Go out and get one, Used or New, They are great. !!!"
Pros: "dependability, cargo area, ride, gas mileage"
Cons: "paint loss problem corrected on later models"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have had this van for over 10 years (260k+ miles). During that time, other than for oil changes, scheduled maintenance, and replaceables (and a little electrical problem that I caused), it has only been in the shop three times and has never left me high and dry by the side of the road. It has been over 80,000 miles since I had the last repair (wheel bearings - one wheel) so it definitely has not been nickel and diming me to death. One of these days I am going to have to break down and buy a new van and it will most definitely be a Honda."
"Pick it up Jan 2007 and its been a great van from day one ,have bought new 2 cars for wife in that time but when I go to trade in the ody and test drive the new vans I think the old ody is real nice.So I had new timing belt ,water pump, etc replaced at 85000 miles ,still looks good, very comfy and runs great !( oil changed, and always serviced ) But I think in 2017 it will have to go !"
"The Honda Odyssey has been a great car for me and my family. The 2 back passenger-sliding doors keep your passengers and children from banging their doors into the cars parked next to you. They also open and close automatically from my keys and from inside of the car. The windows are big and allow sunshine in as well as everyone to get great viewing from inside of the car. The 4 headsets for the DVD player keep everyone happy as well as the 6 disk player and the awesome seat warmers for the colder weather. The automatic trunk opener and closer comes in very handy, too. Because we live in Wisconsin and the Odyssey is not a 4-wheel drive car I am forced to look for a car that has 4-wheel drive."