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You are in the Honda Odyssey
What is this discussion about?
Honda Odyssey, Van
Aug 31, 2004 (9:34 am)
Road noise can sometimes be a very small part of the overall picture. If Honda has improved upon it, while improving every several other aspects, I think that would help maintain where the Odyssey started in Fall 1998. It is amazing to see how the current six year old model holds up given its mostly revised competition (in a June 2004 comparison at C&D, Odyssey took the top spot again, with Sienna a close second).
Touring model appears to be the sporty ride. Emphasis must be on handling (given that it will have 18 inch wheels with lower profile tires). I guess most people will look at EX and EX-L trims and those who want more would go for the Touring.
Given the weight gain, I assume much of it also comes from added noise insulation, besides features of course. The Touring model is supposed to tip the scale at nearly 4700 lb! Thatís a lot of heft running down the highway.
Aug 31, 2004 (9:59 am)
A lot of soundproofing material and they made some other changes to lower the noise level.
When we drove it, we all noticed the improvement.
Funny, though how some people are bothered by road noise a lot more than others.
It was an improvement that was overdue in my opinion.
Aug 31, 2004 (10:03 am)
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Can it be true?
The Ody more quiet or quieter (whatever) than the Sienna?
#3023 of 3608 Re: They added... [isellhondas]
Aug 31, 2004 (10:05 am)
I wondered if the Active Noise Cancellation for the VCM played a part?
A lot more soundproofing + ANC = more quiet?
I also noticed the Chrysler 300M has ANC and Car & Driver says it is quiet.
#3024 of 3608 Re: re bells,whistles, luxury touring, and dba's [beemer4me]
Aug 31, 2004 (10:21 am)
Thunderous...mmm...good analogy...my '03 Accord must ride the same as your Ody.
I noticed a guy in his loaded V6 Accord next to me on the way to work. Poor guy looked like his teeth were chattering on the bumpy highway.
I agree with you completely...cabin noise will be my top priority on my next vehicle. I guess the salesperson picked the smoothest roads when I testdrove the Accord. Ugh.
Aug 31, 2004 (10:37 am)
It's not THAT bad! I drive a 99 V-6 Coupe. These are noisier than the 2003's and it isn't horrible. changing the stock tires did help a lot however.
Still, I agree. Cabin noise, in my opinion has been a shortcoming for Honda. The 2005 Odyssey was MUCH improved.
#3026 of 3608 isellhondas - Touring 8 Seat Option
Aug 31, 2004 (10:45 am)
isellhondas, could you comment on whether the 8th seat will be available as an option on the Touring model?
Thanks in advance.
Aug 31, 2004 (11:17 am)
I've read that 8-passenger seat is standard in EX(?) and Touring models. This would be addition of middle seat in the second row that can be removed completely.
Aug 31, 2004 (11:25 am)
I'm getting the impression that only the EX and EX-L come standard with the 8th seat plus Lazy Susan under-the-floor storage, while the Touring comes standard with a removable center storage console plus the Lazy Susan. But you could buy the 8th seat on the Touring and place it where the removable center console would be.
#3029 of 3608 Re: You guys...C'mon [isellhondas]
Aug 31, 2004 (11:30 am)
How is the acceleration of 05 Ody with that much more weight?
It is good Honda finally starts to address the cabin noise after being deaf to the issue for so long.
Anybody has similar experience as mine? During the early days of my 03 Accord, the cabin noise appears to be subdued, but now the noise seems to be louder.