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#41 of 160 Chris from Seattle
Mar 09, 2001 (1:55 pm)
Hi everyone! My name is Chris and my family and I have a 2000 Odyssey EX, GOLD color (that's Mesa Beige to the ignorant ones! ). We've had it since Feb 2000, after a 1.5 month wait. Anyone from the Seattle area looking for an Odyssey, but can't get it for MSRP should talk to me. I know of at least two dealerships willing to do MSRP.
Hope to put the new style fog lights and amber-color rear turn signal lights on the van sometime in the future. And perhaps replace the "Odyssey" emblem at the back with "La Great", to make it stand out more in the crowd.
The van is primarily my wife's vehicle. I drive a 1998 Accord LX. I am a big Honda fan. My last four vehicles have all been Hondas. And my mom had a 1979 Civic that was virtually unbreakable.
I hope to see some kind of "exchange program" between North American Odyssey owners and Japanese La Great owners, like swapping of accessories not found on either side. Also, would be interested in knowing how to add EX level "upgrades" like auto climate system and homelink to an LX (this is mainly for my Accord, but I'm sure some Ody LX owners would be interested too.)
#42 of 160 Compass & Outdoor Temp?
Mar 11, 2001 (9:54 am)
I test drove a Honda with a Navigation system and it had the compass/temp in the rearview mirror. Does the Odyssey EX (without navigation system) have it? I forgot to ask the dealer when I was shopping.
#43 of 160 Compass & Outdoor Temp
Mar 11, 2001 (1:47 pm)
The compass and outdoor temp. do not come on the Odyssey. It is NOT even an option. That was a dealer installed extra.
#44 of 160 Edmunds.com New Feature!
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Mar 15, 2001 (11:22 am)
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#45 of 160 Ummm...Karen....
Mar 15, 2001 (11:27 am)
Would that be a new feature for us, or a new revenue generating device for Edmunds...
Just kidding. I know it's voluntary and that it's a good way to get manufacturers to listen to concerns.
Mar 19, 2001 (10:04 am)
Why, phil47, whatever do you mean????
Mar 29, 2001 (7:25 pm)
from So. Calif. We got our '01 EX this past Saturday afternoon and can't wait to give it a good road test. I find the looks and handling to be the best in its class. While we were considering 2 other makes I am glad we stuck it out and got the Odyssey. I just wish the customer could have more control of the purchase process intead of here it is...take it or leave it. I am looking forward to learn more from other owners.
Apr 03, 2001 (12:54 pm)
Please take a look at Owner's Club Changes to offer your opinion.
#49 of 160 problems solutions
Apr 06, 2001 (3:33 pm)
Karen: I was wondering how the posts with actual solutions-or at least worthwhile attempts for some of the ODY's problems could be moved/copied to the problemns/solutions area of the Ody club. In the regular Ody forums (Odyssey xxx and Problems VII) there have been posts that include solutions. Since you and Drew and Steve probably read every post--when you come across a solution or suggested solution can't you zip it into the problems solutions area? Wouldn't that cut down on the repeated posts asking the same question "does anyone know of a fix for ______?"
#50 of 160 Nice to join a club with no dues!
Apr 08, 2001 (5:34 pm)
Hi my name is Serra. I have three boys and we were getting squished in our 4-runner. We wanted an Odyssey, but when my husband work car died suddenly a few months ago I knew we couldn't be carless while waiting for a new Odyssey. I excited to find a 2000 EX with Nav in Canyon Stone Silver a few hundred miles away. It was a Honda factory reps vehicle which I'm sure receive good care. My husband is anti-used car, so this was a big feature for us. I have been very pleased. I have had no problems with doors, transmisson clunks, gas sloshing, right pull or any other problems posted in the problems forum. The gas milege has been good and I adore the navigation system.
I am so glad that I didn't have to settle for a different van because of availability. This van has made loading an unloading the boys a pleasure instead of an ordeal, the power doors have changed my life. I also love the amount of groceries I can stick in the well and none of them roll around, plus I can store the double-stroller upright so it takes up very little room. I don't mind if the sound system is not great. We mainly seem to listen to children's cds which unfortunately sound the way they sound dispite the system. All in all Mom is happy, and when Mom is happy everyone's life is easier.