2003 Honda Odyssey
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2003 Honda Odyssey nice driver

by from Smyrna,DE on October 2, 2013

For the money this vehicle was a good buy. It's pretty economical on gas, better than the ratings. The car drives very nice and has decent pick up being a V-6 makes it pleasant to drive. I purchased i...
For the money this vehicle was a good buy. It's pretty economical on gas, better than the ratings. The car drives very nice and has decent pick up being a V-6 makes it pleasant to drive. I purchased it locally as opposed to buying one several hours away. The car had one owner and was dealer maintained and all maint. records were furnished. Mileage was a bit higher than I would have liked but, these vehicles have a good reputation for being reliable into the 2 and 300,000 mile range. You would not think by the way it drives that it has the mileage it does. I probably will buy a newer one in a couple years or once I sell my other car.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great used vehicle with many extras!

by from Battle Creek, MI on April 30, 2015

I purchased this vehicle with 238,000 miles and both the interior & exterior are in very good condition. All electronic features with the exception of the 6-disc CD changer work flawlessly. I am very ...
I purchased this vehicle with 238,000 miles and both the interior & exterior are in very good condition. All electronic features with the exception of the 6-disc CD changer work flawlessly. I am very impressed with how well this car drives with the mileage. I had the service engine soon light come on and it turned out to be the oxygen sensor in the catalytic converter. I purchased a new one on line for $23 and installed myself. It took 20 minutes and the light has been out since. My daughter bought one just like it with 174,000 miles on it and the service engine light came on and gave misfiring codes. I removed and cleaned the EGR valve along with removing the top cover of the intake manifold and cleaned the 6-port holes along with the port channels in the cover. They were clogged with carbon which I suspect came from city driving and possibly low quality fuel. This process took about 45 minutes t complete and now the light is off and the van runs much smoother.
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Most Reliable & Powerfull van in the market!!!

by from derwood on March 30, 2010

this van does like 27MPG in higway and about 17-18 MPG in city ... this van has around 245 HP which is great for a mini van .....
this van does like 27MPG in higway and about 17-18 MPG in city ... this van has around 245 HP which is great for a mini van .....
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Does recommend this car!!

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I'm surprised

by from Fresno, CA on April 3, 2008

I have been a Honda fan for many years and am surprised that the Odyssey is not as great as I hoped. The rubber fell off the cup holders in the tray immediately. The automatic sliding doors get stuck ...
I have been a Honda fan for many years and am surprised that the Odyssey is not as great as I hoped. The rubber fell off the cup holders in the tray immediately. The automatic sliding doors get stuck regularly and now 5 years into it they want to replace the ignition switch for $600 not including the rekeying. It seems unreasonable that my cylinder lock/ignition switch would wear out after 5 years normal wear and tear. I'm not impressed
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2003 Honda Odyssey is now my dream car (sad huh?)

by from Columbus, OH on March 25, 2011

With our 2nd set of twins on the way my wife and I needed a 3rd car and it needed to set at least 6. I found a 2003 Odyssey for sale at local dealer and went to take a look. This vehicle ended up bein...
With our 2nd set of twins on the way my wife and I needed a 3rd car and it needed to set at least 6. I found a 2003 Odyssey for sale at local dealer and went to take a look. This vehicle ended up being an EX-L which was the top of the line model for that year I believe. It had leather interior, DVD player, heated seats, full power seats, basically every option other than the GPS (which would probably have been outdated by now anyway). It only had 93,000 miles, which was less than most of the 2006-newer ones that were for sale and the interior was FLAWLESS. The only knocks on the car were heavy use on the drivers armrest (I think this vehicle was only used for long trips as it was pristine inside and out, which would explain the armrest), the DVD player did not come with the wireless headphones* (but did have the remote) and the rear set head rests were missing. The dealer wanted $9,800 for it and I ended up getting it for $8,400, which seems like a steal to me. I have taken it on a few snowboarding trips with my kids and on one trip we ended up taking a friend and his son back with us and fit 2 adults, 3 kids, 6 snowboards & gear, 4 suitcases and a 42" TV boxed up in the van and we all roade comfortably. This vehicle is awesome! If you are thinking of buying one - do it.
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Great big reliable car

by from Seattle, WA on April 9, 2010

The odyssey in general is great. Versatile, comfortable and spacious. For Big or small family, towing, moving you name it. It will works for everybody.
The odyssey in general is great. Versatile, comfortable and spacious. For Big or small family, towing, moving you name it. It will works for everybody.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Very comfortable van

by from on December 12, 2012

So far so good. I do feel a little jerking in the transmission when starting out cold and the clock light does not work. I have read some bad things about the transmission after my purchase but I'm tr...
So far so good. I do feel a little jerking in the transmission when starting out cold and the clock light does not work. I have read some bad things about the transmission after my purchase but I'm trying to think positive.
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Excellent family vehicle

by from Circleville, OH on April 26, 2007

I'm so happy with this van. We owned a Chevy venture before this and it's like night and day. The first thing I noticed was how quiet it was. The seats are very comfortable for long trips and it deliv...
I'm so happy with this van. We owned a Chevy venture before this and it's like night and day. The first thing I noticed was how quiet it was. The seats are very comfortable for long trips and it delivers a smooth ride with better than average handeling for a mini-van. You are simply wasting money if you buy anything other than a Honda due to the great resale value they have. Another great feature is the hide-away 3rd row seat. It's great for moving furniture or even my kids go kart.
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Best on the Market

by from Pocomoke MD on August 18, 2007

I purchased my Odyssey new in 2003 at the end of the model year.I have no problems with the van and highly recommend Honda products to anyone! My family has long been Honda owners and I feel that once...
I purchased my Odyssey new in 2003 at the end of the model year.I have no problems with the van and highly recommend Honda products to anyone! My family has long been Honda owners and I feel that once you own a Honda you will always own a Honda or "wish" you did! I just wish that Honda would invent a SUV similar to the Tahoe, etc, see you at the Honda dealership!
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Honda Odyssey in Cold Country

by from Duluth, MN on May 6, 2011

We bought a Honda Odyssey because of its reliability and its interior design which allows an 8'-0" ladder to be transported inside the car. We wish the Odyssey still utilized four passenger doors lik...
We bought a Honda Odyssey because of its reliability and its interior design which allows an 8'-0" ladder to be transported inside the car. We wish the Odyssey still utilized four passenger doors like the pre-1999 Odysseys. The sliding doors do not respond well to cold climates. We also prefer cloth seats to leather. True, the front seats are heated, but the back seats are not, and leather seems to take longer to warm up than cloth seats.
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