1996 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2 from North America
It's a UUT - Ultimate Utility Vehicle
I loved the way it drove, the way it sounded, the way it handled, everything.
As far as I'm concerned, the first generation Honda Odyssey has no equal. No minivan made since has been able to top what it can do.
The engine had plenty of power, and it liked to rev just as much as any good Honda four-banger.
The interior was well-laid out and intuitive. The fold-flat rear seat was such a stroke of genius, that it took other manufacturers almost a decade to catch up.
It hauled whatever I needed, wherever it need to go, all while getting excellent mileage.
I'll be honest, I straight up abused this van. I took it off roading, hit things with it, got it stuck, didn't change the oil at regular intervals, just all-around drove the hell out of it. It never whimpered. It never even broke a sweat. These things are insanely durable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th May, 2012