2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5 from North America
Purchased mainly because it is the one
Nothing so far; brand new 2005 model.
Seems to be a good vehicle, then again it is brand new. Only time will tell. We purchased base model due to price. We figured we would not miss automatic sliding doors, automatic locks (that lock when shifting from Park to Drive) and automatic on/off lights.
The good part is this is one of the few vans that has side air bags for around $24,000 USD. The base model does have very good base features for the price; but--looking back we might have spent the extra $3000 or so for the next model up.
Other than that we are happy with the van. We only have 500 miles so far.
Only issue we've noticed is it seems the doors need to be shut a bit harder than anticipated to get the "door ajar" light to go out. This may be just the vehicle getting worn in. We'll see...overall no complaints...
Re-designed model new for 2005.
We purchased LX model, chose over Toyota Sienna and new Saturn Relay due to price for safety features.
Good basic safety features for price.
Wished we might have purchased "next model up" for a few nice features we are missing (power doors, automatic headlights and doors).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th January, 2005
Can any of you newer Odyssey owners comment on the gas mileage issue?
To the owner getting 16.1 mpg: I would try some Shell gasoline and see what you get, then start talking again. Perhaps trying a mid grade might also help some, but the car supposedly doesn't need premium. You could try all three and see what you get with each. You might be surprised! You have to balance the cost versus the mileage you get. Make sure your tires are at the proper psi levels also. You could also try jacking up the car and seeing if each wheel spins relatively freely or not. If it doesn't, you could complain to the dealer about that. Dragging brakes can hurt your mileage. Some brake drag may be inherent with disk brakes, as they self adjust.