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You are in the Honda Odyssey
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Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Car Comparisons, Van
#1844 of 5511 Re: Help: Now I'm Really Confused [joecb128]
Jan 23, 2005 (9:37 pm)
If you want to keep the van for more than 4 years, get the Sienna since it is more reliable in the long run... or if you are going to keep it for three years or less, get the Honda since it has a higher resale value...
I will definitely go with the Sienna since it's more comfortable and quiet on the highway... plus Honda is in the first production year which usually has more recalls or bugs in it! It applied to the 1999 Model which has more transmission failure than the latter years... My friend's 1999 Honda needs a new transmission which cost him almost $7000 to replace it last year with only 85K miles on it... plus most Honda owners drive more aggressive... causing accidents and I hate to drive the same brand as those people... the last ten accidents I saw on the road always involved with a Honda (Accord 5, Civic 2, CRV 1 and Ody 2)!
It seems like most Honda owners are most likely driving fast and rude on the road! Just the reality... So I don't want to be a Honda owner! Plus reliability... Toyota is still number one, then Mazda, then Nissan, then Honda...
Jan 23, 2005 (9:47 pm)
I've read a lot of strange posts but nothing like that one!
Jan 23, 2005 (9:50 pm)
plus most Honda owners drive more aggressive...
I thought it was Passat owners who were pasted with that brush. Hasn't been my experience, but I can't recall seeing an aggressive minivan driver period in a while.
#1847 of 5511 plus most Honda owners drive more aggressive...
Jan 23, 2005 (11:00 pm)
You're both wrong.....
Here in Europe its officially BMW drivers.
#1848 of 5511 Honda as aggresive drivers
Jan 24, 2005 (11:04 am)
I don't totally agree with that statement. However, Honda vehicles as a rule and as most posters have aknowledged are geared for a sportier ride "a driver's vehicle". Their engines are designed to rev high in order to achieve maximum torque and horsepower. It's what Honda and the mags have been advertising for years. It attracted many buyers. Not all Honda drivers are careless and not all Toyota drivers are careful. It all depends on an individual's driving habits. For some it may be a hard habit to break.
#1849 of 5511 Re: Help: Now I'm Really Confused [chisfu1]
Jan 24, 2005 (1:02 pm)
"plus most Honda owners drive more aggressive... causing accidents and I hate to drive the same brand as those people... the last ten accidents I saw on the road always involved with a Honda (Accord 5, Civic 2, CRV 1 and Ody 2)!
It seems like most Honda owners are most likely driving fast and rude on the road! Just the reality... So I don't want to be a Honda owner!"
Man, that's funny. You must make some interesting decisions in your life, if you base them on your anecdotal perception of reality. "Honda Drivers: Menace of the Highways."
#1850 of 5511 Re: Help: Now I'm Really Confused [chisfu1]
Jan 24, 2005 (1:17 pm)
$7000 transmission replacement in a car with 84K?!?
Who robbed your friend, why did he pay it, and more importantly.....why bother replacing it at all for that kind of money?
Also, where are you getting your reliability info from?
#1851 of 5511 Re: Help: Now I'm Really Confused [chisfu1]
Jan 24, 2005 (2:29 pm)
Wow! So much dissinformation in a single post!
Jan 24, 2005 (2:30 pm)
#1853 of 5511 Re: Help: Now I'm Really Confused [chisfu1]
Jan 24, 2005 (4:43 pm)
A very interesting post indeed. Why one would malign Honda owners on a message board whose subject would naturally involve a large percentage of people who either own or are considering a Honda is a mystery to me.
Never the less, a relevant point is made concerning reliability. I've driven both Honda's and Toyota's for the past 20 years. Both companies make reliable vehicles. However, my experience has been that very little goes wrong with a Toyota. I have had numerous things go wrong with my Honda's - some small and some costly. How this impacts one's decision depends on how important reliability is to them. Having been traumatized in my younger years with an unreliable Dodge Duster and then with a very unreliable and costly Peugeot 505, having a reliable car is a big part of my buying decision. That's one of the reasons why I went for the Sienna over the Odyssey.