1999 Honda Odyssey from North America
I too was sold on having the "Honda quality factor". I needed a Minivan and always wanted a Honda, perfect!
Being in the sound business, hauling equipment, I was sold on the magic seat. I looked on the Internet for info and I was sold. When I went to the dealer to ask about it, they laughed at me thinking I could get one. Then I got a call the next morning to come down, they had two. There were actual fist fights from other people the other dealers their called. I guess I wasn't supposed to be called. Anyway, after staking my spot all day, I got one. After paying "above" sticker with all the extras they could put on it, for the privilege. Now the fun part.
THE @%$#&*^ SLIDING DOORS!!! Nothing but trouble. I can't even count how many times I've had them "fixed"! They even had the nerve to tell me I might have to pay for the repairs and I told them that would not be happening! Last time, about two months ago and a couple of days later, they still don't work right. On top of it, they broke the boot around the steering column - I think the government should get in on this one. For a car that cost me this much, this is unacceptable. Also the stereo has actually $3.00 speakers. I am not kidding, check it out.
The noise factor really bothers me. Between the rattles, road noise and gas tank. Who were they kidding with those speakers? To make matters worse, every time I have taken my car in for service, they break something else. Sometimes nothing to do with what they are supposed to fix! One time they blew up my stereo. When he told me I laughed thinking he was kidding. Joke on me! I agree the fit and finish of this minivan leaves much to be desired. Other than the problems, the engine is great.
This van has a lot of problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th May, 2003