2004 Honda Odyssey Reviews

2004 Honda Odyssey EXL with Rear Entertainment 3.5V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carChrysler Town and Country

Summary:

Absolutely love our red Odyssey to death!!

Faults:

Problem free.

General Comments:

We had trade in our 2000 Town and Country Limited for this, because the Town and Country was giving us way too many problems, and we wanted a new minivan that would be way safer and more reliable for our kids to ride in.

We chose the Odyssey because our neighbor had just purchased a 2004 model, and we fell in love with it. We went to the same Honda dealer that our neighbor got theirs at, and bought ours. Our Odyssey is red and is the top of the line model.

When we bought the minivan home, our kids fell madly in love with it on the spot. All of us agree that this was the best purchase that we made. The kids had so much to say about this baby, and so do we. The interior alone is way, way better than the 2000 Town and Country. Versatility? Way better.

It is much faster, and way, way safer than the 2000 Town and Country. Plus, it is roomier than the 2000 Town and Country.

We still own the Odyssey, and we still love it to death. Our kids got a bit older, but they truly love this vehicle. We plan on keeping it for a while. It has been problem free, and is always ready for the family road trips.

We strongly recommend this vehicle for anyone who needs a great family minivan that is roomy, very comfortable, very safe, and very reliable. You will love it too like we do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2010

2004 Honda Odyssey EX from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

I wish I could buy another brand new 2004 Honda Odyssey

Faults:

Just general maintenance. My transmission failed at 75000 miles, and even though I didn't purchase an extended warranty, Honda covered more than half of the repair under warranty. They are definitely a reputable company.

My van is at the dealer now getting a timing belt at 90000 miles, and they told me I need new motor mounts. A lot of people complain about the cost, but a mechanic friend explained how high tech the motor mounts are. They are filled with a dampening liquid that reduces vibrations differently at different RPMs. $600.00 is a small price to pay so my kids can watch a movie without the screen shaking like my sister's Nissan Quest.

General Comments:

The rims peeled a little bit, and my dealer told me it was because I hit a pothole or a curb.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2010

19th Aug 2012, 16:46

When I had one in Canada, it had 350 000 kms on it.

We had to replace ignition coils... which the mechanic overcharged us for. But overall, it started fine in negative 15 degrees, first time every time, and drove fine.

2004 Honda Odyssey from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carHonda Odyssey

Faults:

The clock light went out and requires the entire dashboard to be pulled to fix it.

Passenger door buzzer goes off frequently, although the door seems to be shut.

We had both these problems with out previous Odyssey as well.

General Comments:

This is generally a wonderful and reliable minivan, but the electrical glitches are annoying and expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th January, 2008

2004 Honda Odyssey from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carHonda Odyssey

Faults:

Purchased car in 2004, for the past 8 months the shift lever gets stuck in park or drive at least 3-4 times a week. Sliding doors jam up whenever this happens. Taken to Honda dealer 4x already, and still trying to fix problem. Cost of $600 so far with another $600 estimate. American Honda says we have to pay for this because we did not purchase extended warranty. Who would do this with predictions of such early problems??? Car is still new!!! Very disgusted and unsatisfied.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2007

23rd Jan 2007, 17:00

Sorry you got taken in by the Japanese car myth. Honda is NOTORIOUS for numerous serious problems, and for not fixing them. You should have bought a domestic. Import "quality" started becoming a joke about 5 years ago. Check out all the problems Nissan and Toyota are having.

25th Jan 2007, 22:39

Seriously I have heard that Ford, Chrysler and GM are having the problems!!! I guess all minivans are out of the question except maybe the new Ody or Sienna. I can only buy a new Freestar from Avis and GM just stopped making vans... This leaves only the Caravan and TC which are very behind the new competition!!! Do you work at the Saint Louis manufacturing plant for Chrysler Corporation?

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 13 reviews