1997 Honda Odyssey consumer reviews

$23,560–$23,970 MSRP range
side view of 1997 Odyssey Honda
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 3.8
  • Reliability 5.0
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4.7

Best car I ever owned

If I thought it would last this long I would have taken better care of it. Still running great at 418,000 miles. Original motor and transmission.

4.7

Reliable, affordable repairable

Regular maintenance and dealer service have kept this 20 year old car purring. At 267K miles I am still driving this car on cross country trips of 2K miles plus. Comfortable seats, configurable floor space and a very comfortable ride.

4.1

original ownder of a '97

Great all around vehicle if you are the economical type individual. We have 163K on our '97 and still going strong. Car has held together extremely well and we have no plans on replacing this car.

4.6

Solid, runs forever

Very reliable, runs good, low maintenance costs, never had problems with this car, all Hondas peerform well, driving Honda for about 12 years already. That is a great car for a shopping, get to work, take kids for a game etc.

4.4

A work horse

My wife has owned her car for 8 years now and she loves it. She carries things for her business in it, it has more room than any SUV in the market. It is also very comfortable for our family to use. The only thing better than this 1997 model Honda Odyssey is the 2004 model. No other van in the market even comes close. The only down fault of this vehicle is its 4 cylinder engine, which has quite a bit of power, but really needs a 6. And yet, because of the smaller engine we get 26MPG, which is not bad for a minivan!

4.1

Most Solid and Reliable vehicle I've owned

With 110000 miles on it, it's still as tight as it was new. Nothing raddles or shakes or buzzes when driven. It even has the original front shock struts and rides great. It has a rear coil spring suspension that when hard cornering, the vehicle kinda squats down and corners much faster than you would believe a minivan could. I've had the transmission flushed every 30 to 40k miles and it shifts like new. It's not fast by any means but is a very comfortable car and even has the rear AC unit. Tires are very cheap.