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#157 of 190 Re: Please, I need good advise on Odyssey Touring 2006 [bbjlaw]
Feb 06, 2012 (10:42 am)
I would consider an alternative if I am to take a loan to buy the Van.
1. Honda Vans are highly priced than other minivans in the same class. Why?? They hold their value very well. That means for the same amount of money you would get a newer and low mirage option.
2. I would rather buy an older vehicle that would not tie me in a loan for the nest 3-5 yrs. in other words by the time you get a return on the money you invested, the van will have lost value prestige etc.
3. I could go back to 2005 model and get one with even better mirage for $2000 or so cheaper.
I have a 2000, w/ 176000 Miles I bought for $3500 2yrs ago. The Van is good, and every tax time I give it around $500 for whatever it need. No issues.
#158 of 190 Re: Please, I need good advise on Odyssey Touring 2006 [thuku]
Feb 06, 2012 (3:33 pm)
Thuku, thank you for your advise, it is very instructive.
#159 of 190 2005 honda odyssey lx
Feb 07, 2012 (11:29 am)
I am in the process of purchasing this vehicle with 139,000 miles on it and the asking price is $6995 from a dealership. Should I pay this price or should I try talking them down some. This will be a second vehicle for me.
#160 of 190 Re: Please, I need good advise on Odyssey Touring 2006 [bbjlaw]
Feb 07, 2012 (6:45 pm)
Used Odysseys and Siennas are way overpriced. I recently bought a 2007 Uplander with 55k miles and 10 months of powertrain warranty left for less than $12k (taxes included). The dealer where we purchased the Uplander had a 2004 Sienna with 133k miles and no warranty remaining for only $1k less than the Uplander. For $10k, you can get a used Grand Caravan with probably half the mileage of the Odyssey. Good luck.
#161 of 190 Re: 2005 honda odyssey lx [mom24gurlz]
Feb 09, 2012 (9:39 pm)
That price seems unusually low. One of the easiest ways to find a comparison for your car is to go to one of the car sites, edmunds, autotrader, nada, kellybluebook, and put in the info to find pricing. If you put in 2005 in autotrader most of the cars w/ 139,000 are being sold around $10-12,000. Given that you are buying it at a dealer I'd want to know why they are selling the car cheaper than the average. Lots of other factors to look into as well, ie. maintence, insurance, etc. Personally I have a '06 ody w/ 110,000 miles and I expect to keep it for awhile, but that because its been maintained. Buying a car unknown to you w/ a lot of miles could easily become a money pit. Also as some of the other posts mention there are much better deals out there for mini vans other than Hondas. I'd look at the Nissan Quest (they are a great car and don't hold on to their resell value as much- so you'd get a better deal) or even the newer Hyundais.
#162 of 190 2010 Odyssey electrical nightmare
Oct 11, 2012 (9:22 am)
I have a 2010 Honda Odyssey that no longer recognizes the keys when I open the doors and sets off the anti-theft system (horn, flashers, shuts of radio, etc.). I can not operate any of the buttons inside the car (sliding doors, windows, locks, rear hatch) and have to remove the horn fuse to prevent a 2 minute anti-theft alarm every time I open the doors, hood, etc. However, to drive the car, I need to wait for the anti-theft system to reset, re-install the horn fuse and then I can drive the car but once I open the door the anti-theft system triggers again.
To make matters worse, I am in the US military and stationed in Germany so the local Honda dealers don't know what to do and Honda America refuses to send any technical information for the German mechanics to trouble shoot with. Honda America keeps telling me they don't know what the problem is so they don't know what to send to the German dealer. Sheehy Honda, where I bought the car, has been little help, although they at least provided me with a recommendation to reset the key fob, unfortunately, that did not solve the problem.
Can anyone provide advice?
#163 of 190 Re: 2004 honda odyssey door lock problem [minivanmom5]
Nov 15, 2012 (7:29 pm)
Considering buying a used vehicle with this problem. Did you get a resolution on it? Any help much appreciated!
#164 of 190 Re: 2010 Odyssey electrical nightmare [js_muenchow]
Nov 15, 2012 (8:07 pm)
Can't they change the ignition lock and give you a new key fob and reset? They should do something given the vehicle is still under warranty.
#165 of 190 Honda Odyssey Power Seat
Nov 20, 2012 (10:08 am)
Looks like I'm having electrical problems with my drivers side power seat. 2001 model, EX, seat will raise and lower but just the back half. Will not recline, will not move forward or backward (actually its all the way back so not sure if this is a problem) Took the cowling off to view, difficult to get the hole piece off because the mount screw in the back can only be accessed if I move the seat all the way forward (which is a problem now)
Not sure where to put the voltmeter probes and what the numbers will mean. Changed the fuse to no avail. Tapped and fidgeted with connections underneath - to no avail.
#166 of 190 2005 odessey electrical
Nov 30, 2012 (4:22 pm)