"This happens to be my first new car, 2006 honda exl-res-nav with back up camera etc.
put 24000 in 2 years. My girls love it, i get scoffs from the other moms in suvs at their school, but we get 320 miles on half a tank of gas! thanks to the vcm, so phew on them!"
"We have driven the Odyssey for 3 years, and it has run well, with good functionality. 2 issues that are real and significant:
1) Large "blind spot" when cars are passing on the left.
2) the front bumper-works is so low, that pulling up to a standard parking curb, you occasionally will scrape."
"We have really enjoyed our first mini van,lots of room and storage and stylish for what it is. Windshield seems to be a rock magnet, 3 fixes in first 6 months.Wind noise that seems to come from windshield.Have trouble keeping tires balanced,Michelin replaced tires at 7K and still having trouble, oh, and I was informed by dealer that tires are not warranted by them and that you must go through manufacturer if you have issues.Our dealer seems to want to do scheduled maintenance but hesitant to deal with other issues.Engine is very smooth and responsive, mileage averages around 19/20 in town."
"I'd often thought that if ever I bought a minivan it would be time to bury me. But, we needed one and looked at them all. The Odyssey was the best, and, after owning it for a year and a half (bought new) I'm really happy with it. It drives like a sedan. The only time I notice that it's a van is in high winds. Smooth, quiet, great acceleration, comfortable. Wow. Be nice if it had SatNav, but we bought a Garmin. Absolutely would recommend. 16MPG is an issue, but not unique to the Honda..."
"When I found out I was having a third child, I finally had a real reason (in my husband's mind) to get a minivan. We have had the minivan since July-2005 and it is the best vehicle I have ever had! It runs very quietly and reliably and I never have to worry about my kids safety.
I would recommend this vehicle to anyone! My next car (in about 10 years) will be another Odyssey. Until I no longer have kids or a large house to care for, I will always need the minivan and its comforts."
"I did not want a minivan, my husband insisted on one. My kids think this van is "cool" because of the DVD and the seating. It is a comfortable vehicle. Love the seating options-car seats fit very nicely and at a great hieight so everyone can see. I wish the van had a few more features like a dash that had all of the info at once instead of having to push buttons to move through--like outside temp, mileage, trip odometer, etc. A compass in the mirror would be nice. And a better way to operate the DVD from the driver seat."
"This Van is the best in it's class. We had the last model and didn't even think about going back and getting another one. It can cruise at very high speeds with composure, and carry your kids to and from school with equal composure. And it will tow 3500lbs. The American Minivan Market is the best bang for the buck in the world now."
"I love my 2006 Touring Odyssey van. It drives like a car and is the roomiest vehicle we found. The only drawback has been the run flat tires. They only last about 20,000 miles and are very expensive to replace, and... can only be replaced at a Honda dealer since no one else has the proper equipment to install the tires. I would recommend this vehicle with out the run flat tires."
"Has been a very good van overall. Only 2 things I would change if I could. 1) Increase the torque at lower rpm's. Mid range is good and High is excellent. 2) Improve highway driving suspension. You can feel every crack in the highways while you are driving. I understand this type of suspension is needed for performance and is great for in town driving, but is uncomfortable on long trips.
The quality of materials is much better than the dodge '06 van but doesn't have the heavy feel which makes for a nice ride."
"lOVE, lOVE,lOVE ALL TOGETHER NOW. This van drives like a car and has great pick up even better thqn my H/O dodge dakota. comfort, and tons of room. Never thought we would own a van but now that we do i am proud to say it, we are mini van drivers and after testing 6 others vans, and many suv's we decided this over the toyota hylander and clad we did."
"My Honda Odyssey is great. I cannot see myself in another vehicle. I love the power sliding doors when getting my 4 and 2 year olds out of carseats. The storage space in the back is unbelievable. Putting the seats down in the back is also so easy you can do it with one hand. All of the features of this van are incredible."
"What can I say, the best mini I have owned and I have owned a bunch. The combination of styling, comfort, reliability and perfromance cannot be beat. Sure there are some that have more amenities, some that have better styling but none that can match this vehicle. I have used it for cross-country trips and around town. In over two years, not a single problem. After suffering though a Grand Caravan with so many problems and a resale value which was so low, I couldn't be happier."