Last post on Oct 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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Honda Odyssey, Van
#50 of 59 Re: Who would still buy an '08 Odyssey? [bobber1]
Jul 07, 2008 (5:27 am)
You know it is possible to make a point without being ignorant. I, among others, have posted legitmate complaints. I'm not some shill working for a manufacturer or dealer, just a consumer who got a complete POS from Honda. Glad you love your Honda, I didn't. Notice I'm not insinuating you work for Honda and are only here to prop up their product. I got sick of the poor quality of our Odyssey and Honda's lack of committment in standing behind their product. We took a hit on it and bought a Sienna Ltd, best decision we could have possibly made. There is simply no comparison between the fit and finish, ride quality, and comfort of these vehicles.
No excuse me I need to head to WalMart and buy some common sense, per your post I'm apparently all out.
#51 of 59 Re: Who would still buy an '08 Odyssey? [nybuyer]
Jul 07, 2008 (7:19 am)
We purchased our '08 Odyssey EX in April and have put on about 4,000 miles so far. To date, the car has been trouble-free and enjoyable to drive and we haven't yet come across some of the problems that others have mentioned in this forum. We also considered the Sienna LE Package 2 as well and really liked that vehicle too. Both vans, however, have their pros and cons. For the Odyssey, we liked the styling a little better. We also liked the interior feel and ergonomics a little better, along with the automatic climate control that the LE did not have. The Sienna is a bit peppier, as it's a little lighter and its horsepower rating is higher than the Odyssey (266 vs. 244 hp), but the Odyssey is plenty powerful too. Only time will tell if our Odyssey turns out to be a good vehicle or not. Not sure if that helps or not, but both vans should serve you well and hopefully, you will get a good one!
#52 of 59 Re: Are there any problems with the 08 Odysseys? [pmickle]
Jul 07, 2008 (8:00 am)
the leather third row seat (now vinal with cloth back- 07 still bad with leather and cloth back),
How is the 07 bad with Leather and a carpeted back? If the back was leather as well, it'd be marred when you loaded gear on top of it in the stowed position.
#53 of 59 Re: Are there any problems with the 08 Odysseys? [thegraduate]
Jul 08, 2008 (6:10 am)
The bottom was always cloth and when you fold it into the floor that is all that you see, so that is fine with me. I am guessing that you mean when you just have the seatback folded and you put things on top of it? I have to admit that I forgot that people use these cars for hauling kids and cargo. I hardly ever have mine loaded with anything so I was not thinking about any practical advantages that a cloth seat back could have. I look at the car as a luxury vehicle that happens to be in the form of a minivan so my judgement was based purely on looks. The car has 35000 miles on it and I have been the only one in it for about 30000+ of them so there really is no wear and tear on the interior.
#54 of 59 Re: Who would still buy an '08 Odyssey? [bowtiefan1]
Jul 12, 2008 (5:22 am)
Thanks everyone who replied to my post. These forums are great.
I know a lot of Odyssey buyers are very satisfied. My best friend has a '08 Touring since January and is happy with it. I have actually decided to go with the Sienna XLE. I just didn't like what I was reading -- more negative posts here about significant problems on the Odyssey than the Sienna, the apparent consensus that the Odyssey is much louder in the back (I hate that about my current minivan), the fact that Honda has settled some class-action lawsuits regarding the Odyssey, etc.
The Sienna ends up being a bit more expensive for what you get, but that's fine for a little more piece of mind IMO. Best wishes to everyone on your minivans -- Odyssey or Sienna or other.
#55 of 59 Re: Warped passenger side airbag cover [tnguyen74]
Jul 12, 2008 (10:08 am)
Mine is a '06 and it's been like that from day one and the new ones at the dealer were all the same. Seen the complaint in another forum also. If you mean the little wave on the left side of the air bag cover where it lines up with the dash. Also, if you look at the top glove box, if it's like mine, you can see inside the glovebox on the edge where it latches.
#56 of 59 Odyssey Transmission Problems
Sep 27, 2009 (7:30 am)
I own a 2006 odyssey with about 50,000 miles on it, so far no problems with tranny, how ever, i keep reading about all the problems other people are having, what is happening, a slipping , or jerking, or does it just just fail, I'm concerned when somebody said to have it repaired was 4500.dollars. Thats major money, just looking for information now, so far I am very well pleased with this van, I am planning to keep it for many years as long as I feel comfortable with the maintance cost, mooger
#57 of 59 are the 09 and10 any better
Sep 30, 2009 (4:12 pm)
How are the 2009 and early 2010 models doing are they any better, then the earlier models.
#58 of 59 Re: Odyssey Transmission Problems [mooger1]
Sep 30, 2009 (5:33 pm)
You should consider the Honda Care extended warranty for big ticket repairs. But huury as Honda is going to curb online selling of this. Online is hundreds cheaper than at dealer as they are same product.
#59 of 59 Re: Who would still buy an '08 Odyssey? [bobber1]
Oct 30, 2009 (10:39 am)
Hi, I am glad that you have had no problems. I have taken my 07 Odyssey Ex-L 3 times for the pulling to the left. They aligned my van 3 times in 2 different dealerships. Now my 2 front tires are worn on the outside because of bad alignment. In any of the cases they did not fix the pull. n top of things the district manager for service also took a look at my van. Now because of their bad alignment, I have 2 michelin front tires that need replacing...I guess that I am also ignorant and all of this is a figment of my imagination. By the way bobber1, would you like to pay the $350 bill for my 2 front tires?