This is truly the best car if you have three or more kids. Plenty of room and entertainment for family trips. Handles great and very reliable!
"Oh, that's normal"
2008 Honda OdysseylittleD - Auburn, CA04/24/2009
I purchased my Odyssey November 2006 and currently have 54K miles. For the most part I've been happy with it. EXCEPT the one thing that has been an ongoing problem - the breaking system. Out of the 2y 5m of ownership, I have either inquired or had repaired/replaced the front and back breaks and rotors 6 times. The dealer ship has replaced the breaks twice and fr rotors once, and 20,000 later the problem surfaced AGAIN and the dealership calls it "driver error". I beg to differ. Almost every time I've been in for general maintenace, I've mentioned the breaks and it got to the point where they said "its normal"... Well, I'm sorry its not normal. The dealership also states that I should use my gears to slow the vehicle down. So ever since they first mentioned this, I use my gears (its an automatic) to slow as I come to every stop. Silly isn't it. They say its a heavy vehicle and you need to use your gears to slow down. My opinion, they need to use a breaking system that is going to function properly for the vehicle.
A great car for a family
2008 Honda OdysseyTwin Mama - Orange County, CA06/08/2012
Yes, this is a minivan... you have to embrace it, accept it, and move on. Once you come to grips with the fact you are driving a mom-mobile you can appreciate the space and layout of this versatile and functional car. The car comfortably seats 7, has ample storage compartments and cupholders (13 of them... apparently we all need to twin fist our beverages these days) and drives beautifully. Plenty of horsepower, quick response on the acceleration, and able to hold steady on the open road. Visbility is decent. There are a couple of "iffy" spots in the back of the car, but if you aren't one of those people with poor depth perception and handling skills you will do just fine. This car is great on road trips as well as a daily driver. Dashboard display is clean and clear, easy to follow. The gas door latch is a little difficult to reach if you aren't limber. Rear seats fold flat into a recessed trunk space. This car works perfectly for my family. I have a 7 year old and 2 year old twin girls. I would definitely recommend this car for anyone with multiple children who desires a safe, strong, and functional car for their family.
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.