Last post on Mar 23, 2008 at 8:43 AM
You are in the Honda Odyssey
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town and Country, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Van
#1068 of 7485 dmathews asks...
Feb 21, 2002 (9:18 pm)
4aodge, does your van have less than 5 star crash test results, a possible fuel tank that leaks, a company that takes years and Uncle Sam to make you recall them, poor resale backed by a company that lost what 4 billion dollars because there are a lot of people out there that know the real DC.
Yes, my van does have less than a 5 star safety rating. Does that mean it's not safe to drive? No. I know I am quite safe when driving it and still look good too.
Does my van have a possible fuel tank that leaks? No, my 2000 Town & Country does not. However, some 2001 model vans do but I would still not loose any sleep over that if I owned one.
Poor resale value? Guilty as charged. But as many of the other 9 million Chrysler minivan owners out there will say, it did not keep them from buying a DC product. I know it certainly woud not keep me from buying another Town & Country. After all, nothing is perfect, and the Honda Odyssey certainly isn't.
Well dmathews, regarding "the true DC", over 35k people this month bought a DC minivan of some kind rather than a Honda Odyssey. I guess there are still alot of people out there who do know "the true DC" which just so happens to be a bit nicer than the one you would like to believe is out there building death traps for people to put there families in. You are only showing your ignorance of the situation Chrysler is in now by saying its because people now know "the true DC." Whatever that means...
BTW, does your minivan have a leather/suede heated power drivers seat with memory AND AN UMBRELLA HOLDER!?!?!?!??!?!??
#1069 of 7485 Re: UMBRELLA HOLDER
Feb 21, 2002 (9:35 pm)
Actually I was miffed when my 2001 T&C LTD didn't come with this. It was advertised as so, and my friend's 1999 T&C LTD has it, yet my 2001 T&C LTD is void of any umbrella holder anywhere! Oh well, I'll just have to "ruff it" and use the front door map pocket as my umbrella holder.
Feb 22, 2002 (4:26 am)
Only need those on vehicles that are prone to breakdowns.......oh ya it's a DC van. Sorry I forgot.
#1071 of 7485 For your information
Feb 22, 2002 (9:23 am)
This may be off topic but the new DC "sports tourer" the Pacifica will have both a fold flat third seat and 4 wheel drive. No mention of how the spare tire situation will be handled. This is rumored to be the next platform for DC minivans. It will come out in 2003 as a 2004 model.
#1072 of 7485 umbrella holder, headunit...
Feb 22, 2002 (10:44 am)
Umbrella holder, it should be at the rear bottom of the front passenger seat. Com'on dmathews3, I am sure you have used a umbrella before. The sound system was one of the reason I chose the T&C. It is true that you can install a aftermarket headunit and speakers in any car but it is hard to get the good sound quality if the speakers locations aren't right in the first place. Actually the Infinity sound system in the T&C sounds much better than the HK system in the bimmer. Anyway, I still wish the headunit is not customized (on both T&C and bimmer).
#1073 of 7485 For your information by hayneldan
Feb 22, 2002 (1:30 pm)
The fold flat 3rd seat could be like the one GM is using this year. Also not only do you have to worry about the spare but also the gas tank. There is only so much room. They may go the route Honda has with the mini-spare in the middle of the van inside, and the thinner gas tank also which can give you the splashing noise. Being there is only so much room to work with there is always a trade off unless they want to make a very high dollar van.
#1074 of 7485 My Dog's bigger than your dog
Feb 23, 2002 (9:14 am)
Feb 27, 2002 (1:38 pm)
Did I hear that CR again picked the Odyssey as the number 1 van? Also could it be that since the early 99's had a couple recalls and they're over that the rating of that year went up on the new survey? Geez, I bet if Odysseys had padded arm rests they would have been best of the best in everything.
Feb 27, 2002 (4:29 pm)
They also picked a lot of other things, I guess everything in your house was bought based on their report then. Yes a padded arm rests would be nice, just why couldn't they put the darn things into the van?