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| || ||2000 Honda Odyssey Review, Rick, From Redmond, WA|
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Honda Odyssey EX
| ||Model||Honda Odyssey EX|
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car?||Slow electric doors. Gear shift lever that does not have a preference for "D4". Paint chips easily. Mediocre fuel economy (sheesh, what do you expect in a 2-ton car with a 200 HP engine?). A fair amount of noise from the Michelen Symmetry tires at freeway speeds.|
| ||General comments?||We didn't buy this car to make us feel good about ourselves, to show off how financially successful we are, or to impress the neighbors. We bought it to haul people and stuff, and boy does it do that well!Flip the rear seat down, drive to the grandparents, unload the luggage, flip the rear seat back up and take Grandma and Grandpa out to dinner.Pull out the middle seats, load a dad and four Boy Scouts and all of their gear and take off for a 3-day camping trip. When it snows on the trip (three of our last five campouts) the traction control pulls just fine. (I bought chains for it, but have never used them.)Take half a Little League team out for pizza.Drop the rear seat, slide the middle seats to the outside positions, drop the tray, and stack lumber between them. Take out the middle seats and load up a dozen sheets of plywood. Drop the back seat and fill up the rear area with bark and fertilizer (in bags -- it's not a pickup!).If you want a sexy, good-looking ride for five people, get a Jaguar. If you want to haul people and stuff, and you get tired of lifting heavy bench seats in and out (I had an Aerostar for 10 years -- I know from lifting seats), get the Odyssey. Nothing else compares.|
| ||Previous car||This replaced our 1991 Aerostar which self-destructed after 125,000 miles. The Honda is from a different, and much better, planet than the Aerostar.||