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You are in the Vans & Minivans
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Toyota Sienna, Dodge Caravan, Chevrolet Venture, Mazda MPV, Kia Sedona, Honda Odyssey, Chevrolet Uplander, Nissan Quest, Hyundai Entourage, Van
#3510 of 3798 Re: 04 Nissan Quest or 06 Dodge Caravan [ateixeira]
Apr 16, 2008 (6:50 pm)
Agree 100 %. We could take our daughter, son-in-law, and kids ages 10 and 7 with all luggage in our 2002 T&C LX....but we are not as crowded now they are 13 and 10 years old since our 2006 Sienna LE has more than double the cargo space the T&C LX had.
The plain, shorter Caravan would not have enough cargo space for a couple with 4 children and the 4 cylinder engine would be overworked.
#3511 of 3798 Re: 04 Nissan Quest or 06 Dodge Caravan [bobbylena]
Apr 22, 2008 (2:22 pm)
We purchased a base 2006 Dodge Caravan in Sept. 2006 with the 4 cylinder engine. With 29,000+ miles, no problems to report. Acceleration is leisurely at best. However, with the size of your family I suggest you look at a 2006 or 2007 Grand Caravan. There are lots around for under $15,000 or $16,000 with low mileage. All come with either a 3.3 or 3.8 V6. Good luck.
#3512 of 3798 Re: Honda? NO WAY. Same for Toyota [ateixeira]
May 02, 2008 (4:47 am)
Hard to swallow? You bet it is. I paid more for the imports and got less in the way of quality and reliability. The truth comes out. Imports are Overrated and under performing.
#3513 of 3798 Re: Honda? NO WAY. Same for Toyota [artgpo]
May 02, 2008 (4:52 am)
You must of got the one bad Chrysler. All I can say is you wouldn't be surprised by all of the people I see show up in the waiting room at Honda with red faces from yelling at the top of their lungs at Honda service advisiors who cannot, or will not, fix their Hondas. Here is a tip. Getting your Honda in for service, get there eary. It fills up fast and there are never enough chairs or rentals.
#3514 of 3798 Re: Timing chains that never need servicing? [siennami]
May 02, 2008 (4:55 am)
Sliding door fell off of my wifes Honda Oyssey minivan onto my sons foot. Looks like Honda needs to address its quality issues with a recall, wait...Honda only has service bullitens not recalls to keep fooling the media, on the door issue.
#3515 of 3798 Re: Timing chains that never need servicing? [dvsutton]
May 02, 2008 (7:26 am)
Sure it did.
May 07, 2008 (3:33 pm)
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Jul 01, 2008 (1:21 pm)
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#3518 of 3798 re: Old Odyssey with swing out doors
Aug 14, 2008 (7:01 pm)
Guess what! The swing out door Odyssey is still produced in Japan and sold to many countries. What is build in North Ameria is probably a Honda Elysion with some modifications for the NA market.
Aug 15, 2008 (7:07 am)
I dropped my cousin off at the airport, and so I have her Ody until she comes back.
It's a 2002 with 80k miles, so this isn't really a fair comparison, but I much prefer my 2007 Sienna. Road noise is much louder, she has a howling wind noise from the A-pillar, and the seats are flatter than my Sienna's, which are already too flat. The shifter blocks the radio volume knob when it's in Drive, also.
The steering has a lot more feel to it, and it handles well, though it doesn't ride as smoothly as my 'yota.
The cruise control buttons are not lit, and neither is the ignition key hole.
I'm sure the new Ody is better.