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Our Expert Review: 2010 Honda Odyssey

Voice Recognition System is Awesome!

by from Concord, NC on May 2, 2010

I bought my wife the 2009 Touring model. She refers to it as a great vehicle for someone with ADHD. There are many cool gadgets to play with while driving. You must learn to play BEFORE attempting to ...
I bought my wife the 2009 Touring model. She refers to it as a great vehicle for someone with ADHD. There are many cool gadgets to play with while driving. You must learn to play BEFORE attempting to use them while driving. Definately a vehicle for the gadget hungry engineer. This is our third Odyssey. It appears that they have fixed the problems with the transmission in earlier models (notibly in the 1999 and 2000 Odyssey). The price is a bit steep at $40k, but it remains high on the list for retaining its resale value. The maintenence cost is practically zero - tires & oil. I always run Mobile One. The backup camera is not very useful in bright light, but works well when backing out of a narrow driveway at night. I must admit, I find myself using the voice recognition system for most functions like changing the radio station, adjusting the temperature and finding gas stations. It works well with the handsfree cellphone link too. I will probably buy another one even after my two kids leave home for good.
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Great Minivan

by from Raleigh-Durham, NC on November 10, 2010

We traded our 2006 Mazda MPV in on a 2010 Honda Odyssey EX. We bought the Mazda when we were expecting our 2nd child, and now our third is 2 years old. The Honda is a bigger van, and we are finding it...
We traded our 2006 Mazda MPV in on a 2010 Honda Odyssey EX. We bought the Mazda when we were expecting our 2nd child, and now our third is 2 years old. The Honda is a bigger van, and we are finding it to be much more functional. It also just feels more solidly built as well as more refined. It is neither a performance-oriented nor particularly sporty-feeling vehicle, but serves its primary purpose (i.e. - safely carrying around a load of kids and their associated junk) quite well. I have not found a competitor's vehicle that does this better. If the Odyssey is not the "gold standard", it should be. Nice work, Honda.
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Maybe a 5 star

by from Arkansas on October 28, 2010

I hesitate to give it a 5-star because of previous transmission problems in the Odyssey. We had a 2001 with problems. From what I've read, Honda has solved the problem. If so, this is a 5-star van - m...
I hesitate to give it a 5-star because of previous transmission problems in the Odyssey. We had a 2001 with problems. From what I've read, Honda has solved the problem. If so, this is a 5-star van - maybe 10-star! The front seats are very comfortable, even more so than older models. There are many extra features such as extra storage, a light that shines on the table between the front seats. The van is a bit heavier and takes a little longer to stop. We've been a Honda family since forever, and the only problem we've had is with the 2001 Odyssey. I must admit the 2001 made it to 150,000.
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Best Minivan Ever!

by from LA on October 26, 2010

The Odyssey delivers one of the best combination of performance, quality and interior versatility in its class. Both Honda Odyssey 2011 and Toyota Sienna 2011 are ugly minivans compare to Odyssey 2010...
The Odyssey delivers one of the best combination of performance, quality and interior versatility in its class. Both Honda Odyssey 2011 and Toyota Sienna 2011 are ugly minivans compare to Odyssey 2010. Excellent family and commuting minivan.
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No regrets so far

by from Texas on July 6, 2010

Purchased it last January. Owned several other mfrs. vans before, but this one seems more solid and comfortable than the others. Like the way it handles. Avoided buying the variable cylinder managemen...
Purchased it last January. Owned several other mfrs. vans before, but this one seems more solid and comfortable than the others. Like the way it handles. Avoided buying the variable cylinder management models (EXL and Touring) because of many reports about problems with the drive train. After 6 months and 10k miles, I can report no problems with the basic engine. I'm averaging 15-17 around town and 23-to as much as 30 on the open road.
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New Owner 2010 Odyssey

by from St. Louis, MO on January 30, 2010

I spent about 2 months reviewing vehicles to replace a 2000 Nissan Quest. We're at a different stage of life now and decided that we can afford to pay a little extra to get a vehicle that's as comfort...
I spent about 2 months reviewing vehicles to replace a 2000 Nissan Quest. We're at a different stage of life now and decided that we can afford to pay a little extra to get a vehicle that's as comfortable and feature packed as it is functional. While some other mini-vans do have rear entertainment or seating configuration options that might have been appealing, the overall package received with the Odyssey made it the hands down winner. We've owned the vehicle for only two months now, but have taken it on a long road trip and found it to handle better than expected (city and highway), entertaining for the kids, more room that I ever expected, and actually fun to drive. The gas mileage is not the bext in class, but definitely not something that keeps me from considering it a great value. We're very pleasantly surprised with it.
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2nd Honda Odyssey for Me

by from Mabelvale, Arkansas on July 3, 2010

my 2010 HOnda Odyssey EXL so far has been excellent. I love the auto lift. the rear view camera is not as big a help as I had thought it would be. It handles wonderfully and rides nicely. It has less ...
my 2010 HOnda Odyssey EXL so far has been excellent. I love the auto lift. the rear view camera is not as big a help as I had thought it would be. It handles wonderfully and rides nicely. It has less road noice than my 2007 but still nmore than I like. I hate it that they took one of the voltage slots away!!! I like having XM but they could have added it instead of replacing one of the slots-- now I am constantly pulling stuff out to charge this or run that. the conversation mirror is as bad as before. But on the things like driving and handling it is great! I got this one the end of March-- so will see how it holds up.
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Many miles, many moves.

by from Small town Wisconsin on July 31, 2012

My 2000 Odyssey EX will soon be 13 years old. I took delivery on it in the fall of 1999. It has 230,000 miles on it and it still runs very smoothly. On the highway I get 23miles to the gallon. Most of...
My 2000 Odyssey EX will soon be 13 years old. I took delivery on it in the fall of 1999. It has 230,000 miles on it and it still runs very smoothly. On the highway I get 23miles to the gallon. Most of the repairs over the years have been routine except at about 180,000 miles I had to install a new transmission. I have moved my kids many times in and out of college dorms and apartments. The immense cargo space holds a 4x8 foot piece of plywood flat on the floor. I'll soon put this Odyssey to rest and buy another.
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Just about everything I dreamed about

by from Nampa, idaho on May 28, 2012

My dream car was a Honda Odyssey... Yeah I know that is strange! I finally convinced my husband I needed it! So far it is wonderful and I love it! However if you are looking for a quiet ride, this is ...
My dream car was a Honda Odyssey... Yeah I know that is strange! I finally convinced my husband I needed it! So far it is wonderful and I love it! However if you are looking for a quiet ride, this is not your van. It has a lot of road noise and always sounds like a windo is cracked open. The rest of the mini van is wonderful!! I would buy another one again if needed.
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PASSCODE: 0052880B

by from Bowie, Maryland on August 10, 2010

The CLOCK is set in the WRONG place on the vehicle.. It should be set in the area where the driver can see it clearly and not have to strech his/her head to read it Mainly on the left middle of the v...
The CLOCK is set in the WRONG place on the vehicle.. It should be set in the area where the driver can see it clearly and not have to strech his/her head to read it Mainly on the left middle of the vehicle.. This years trip to Myrtle Beach, SC I have to say was the most comfortable of any trip I've made since I owned a 1990 Ford Crown Victoria.. I the over the road fuel mile was far more then I imagine
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