Even with two young children and potentially more in the future, I was loathe to buy a minivan - and despite the comfortable test drives I'd taken in my Dad's, the exact same as the model I bought. I looked at various less expensive crossovers and fuel-efficient SUV's, hoping one would win out against this minivan, purely for style's sake. I have never been happier with a car - it is so spacious inside, the layout and amenities (even bare bones!), are superb, the upgrade to sliding doors and leather interior (with a lot to juggle and a lot of spilled milk!) - all make the Odyssey, which hopefully will run to 150,000 miles, the best choice for a family car. I am counting on my mechanic's counsel that Hondas are inexpensive to keep up and repair, and seldom in need of repair - I've only had my Odyssey two weeks, but knock on wood, I'm its biggest fan!
Can't get any better.
2007 Honda OdysseyPipe - Florida01/04/2008
I purchased a 2008 Odyssey 3k miles ago and I am overly pleased. This vehicle is the same color (Nimbus Gray) and has more features and nice stuff than you can imagine. You get what you pay for on this one. With the VCM engine I get better gas mileage than the window sticker showed. Nice interior color also. Just ask anyone who drives one. Ed
2007 Honda Odysseybeswift - Texas12/06/2008
I would absolutely recommend the 2007 Honda Odyssey to anyone. It's a great minivan, and Honda does an excellent job thinking through the needs of the user. Hondas cost more, but I think they are worth it. This is our second Odyssey (had a 2003 EX previously) and we've had not one problem with either.
If you need a minivan, this is the one to get. Check out all the others first, then compare. Others, especially the American made, don't have the ammenities and safety record of this one.
With crossovers and SUVs attempting to steal the spotlight these days, minivans had to step up their game to remain competitive in the family-mover market. Both the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna rose to the occasion by offering an ideal combination of performance, comfort, and features modern drivers want.
Vehicles with third-row seating have plenty of features for nearly every type of driver. For families that need a great family-friendly vehicle, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans with third-row seats give passengers roomy interiors and still have enough power to haul plenty of vacation equipment or moving supplies.