This is our second Odyssey. First one was an '04 and currently has 286,000 miles. Needed a replacement so decided to go with another Ody. Honda makes a solid product. We've put on 7,000 miles since July with no issues. We expect the '13 to be just as reliable as the '04
I know, I know....it's a minivan, but it really does improve your quality of life. It's incredibly thoughtfully designed and intuitive. It's a fantastic car for roadtrips, and if you're a parent and need to know your vehicle will work, and will be safe it puts your mind at ease. It's notably more expensive than some of the peers in its class, but it really is a better ride. For equipment you use frequently, it makes sense to invest in what you really want, and I'm glad I did.
Great Car with Minor Glitches
2003 Honda OdysseyWilliam - Augusta, MO07/11/2014
Pro: Terrific car for exurban living. Roomy, comfortable, handles like a sedan. Price for 2003 model well within budget. In three years, no major repairs necessary.
Con: Gas mileage just ok: approx 19 mpg. Front doors close way too easily--watch your feet. Traction on steep gravel roads bad. Light switch on front panel too easily accidentally switched on--goodbye battery charge.
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.
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