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#5 of 13 Re: 2010 Honda Odyssey..interior features [happy19]
Feb 16, 2010 (8:07 pm)
Chalk one up for American innovation.........
I know I'm still in the honeymoon phase, but I love the 2010 Odyssey I just bought.
#6 of 13 Re: 2010 Honda Odyssey..interior features [happy19]
Mar 28, 2010 (6:49 pm)
I'll try and answer, though everyone's got a different opinion/perspective, so be sure to get a bunch and see how you feel...
1. I've never had a problem reading the digital clock, but I also don't tend to wear sunglasses. It is backlit with the rest of the dash when you turn on the lights.
2. We have an EXL, and we have 1 12V outlet in front, 1 120V AC outlet in the 3rd row, and 1 12V outlet in the cargo area. I agree that it's fewer than optimal. Our solution is we have a 3-way splitter up front, so we have our Garmin GPS & phone charger plugged in with an extra socket. On roadtrips, we also use a 2-way splitter on the cargo area outlet for our kids.
3. We're not huge fans of the center folding tray either, but we've never had any other minivan to compare everyday experience to, and we actually use it quite a bit. We rarely use the in-dash cupholders, so it's nice to have the tray. I do like the idea of the movable console in the Chrysler vans.
There ya go! We've been an Odyssey family since 2003, and have nothing but praise for our Odyssey experience (circa 2003, and our 2008). If you can wait until the fall, the 2011 Odyssey is supposed to have some major interior changes. Good luck!
Mar 31, 2010 (12:55 pm)
Inititally, it was a turnoff to me. Now I like, at least compared to the one in the '09 T&C that I always drive frequently. It provides more "open" space to put stuff. And the biggest thing is that it can be easily swung down--you don't have to remove it--in order to get access to the 2nd row.
It really depends on how you use your van, I suppose.
BTW--the '01 T&C might have a console that can go between seats, but as far as I know the current model doesn't, so...
#8 of 13 Comfortable
Mar 31, 2010 (4:54 pm)
We enjoy our 2010 EX. I love the power driver seat. It is extremely comfortable on 4 1/2 hour trips we regularly take. I like the power side doors. My family isn't crazy about them. They say it's lazy to have the door open for you. I find them convenient to push the key fob and open the doors. The tri zone temp controls work great for us. My wife likes the van a little cooler than I do. Now we can both have the temp where we are comfortable. My bicycle fits nicely in the back with one seat folded down. All in all a quiet comfortable vehicle. We have 5000 miles on ours so far. No complaints at all
#9 of 13 Headrests hello?
Apr 19, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Anyone want to mention the active headrests? I don't think this is a unique problem to Honda or the Odyssey but my goodness those headrests are uncomfortable. It pushes my head forward enough where my upper back and shoulder blades do not make contact with the seat back. So uncomfortable I want to rip it out. I googled this issue and find many many complaints across a wide variety of car types relating to this forward tilting active headrest.
#10 of 13 Re: Headrests hello? [geckoman]
Apr 19, 2010 (1:03 pm)
It's all in response to the IIHS now testing and awarding scores based on rear end collisions.
Without trick seat design, some comfort is lost.
#11 of 13 Re: Comfortable [van123]
Apr 20, 2010 (6:35 pm)
Power side doors are great with little kids. My 5 yr old would have trouble opening a non-power door but he can get the power one started. Its also great to have the door opening while you're approaching the car with a 2 yr old in your arms.
I hardly ever use the power rear tailgate though - personal choice.
#12 of 13 Does EX have the back up camera?
May 05, 2010 (7:47 am)
Just want to know if the EX model has the backup camera or is it available only with the EX-L model?
#13 of 13 Re: Headrests hello? [robr2]
Apr 22, 2011 (6:30 am)
OMG! I just bought the odyssey 2011 ex-l-res...the headrests are so UNCOMFORTABLE. I just removed mine. I called Honda and filed a complaint, but was told they hadn't had any complaints!!! My neck is so stiff I don't want to drive my van. I tried switching with other seats, but the post won't line up. I'll put the driver headrest back when the pain goes away!