I bought new and I hated the van after 6 month of driving, it is very stiff, a gas guzzler(18 mpg overall-even on highways!!).
Transmission is the worst I have seen, very rough shiffting down the whole car will shake, Honda knows about the problem but couldn't fix it. Braking is another problem in this van, very weak and you need long time to stop the van.
The right car for us at a reasonable price.
2010 Honda OdysseyLarry - Richmond, VA10/08/2014
It was the exact car I was looking for and Carmax made getting here to drive and buying it a pleasure! I specifically wanted a 2010 with low mileage since I don't like the styling of the 2011 and newer.
We had a 2000 Odyssey with 140,000 miles which we passed along to a child with two young children of his own. My wife's requested another Odyssey even though all of our children have left the nest, since she likes the cargo carrying capacity of it and its dependability (our other car is a 2006 BMW which is more of a garage queen than a reliable daily driver). We just returned from a 1500 mile trip to NC mountains. The Odyssey performed admirably. The transmission was smooth even when driving up and down mountain roads. The suspension made it fun to drive on the back, curvy two-laners. External wind noise was minimal at highway speeds. It had plenty of power to merge into and keep up with the flow of traffic on I-95. The front/back A/C is sufficient to keep up with our FL summers. The newer 2010 Odyssey is significantly quieter and smoother than our 2000 (we live in an area with brick streets), and the rear seat stowage more sophisticated and flexible. Cupholders abound, the leather seats seem sufficiently sturdy to take daily abuse (the 2000 had cloth which also held up well) and we've gotten accustomed to the dash-mounted automatic tranny shifter. And I get to have a car to run to a nursery and load dirty stuff into the back, pick up guests and their luggage, and even transport the occasional wheelchair or motorized scooter. We've have owned several Mercedes, Audi A8, BMW 330ci, Q45 Infinity, and the Honda is not those cars, but it sure does what it intends to do well all of the time.
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.