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2012 Honda Odyssey

2012 Honda Odyssey

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The Perfect Vehicle

by from Cary, nc on January 2, 2012

I simply adore my Honda Odyssey. I have had Dodge Grand Caravans, but really didn't like their new styling. Interior and exterior on the caravan was kind of blah. A friend of mine convinced me to look...
I simply adore my Honda Odyssey. I have had Dodge Grand Caravans, but really didn't like their new styling. Interior and exterior on the caravan was kind of blah. A friend of mine convinced me to look at the Odyssey. Holy cow! I was so impressed. I got the level below the touring model. I wanted leather and the navigation system, but didn't want the tv/DVD entertainment system. I've had it for a little over two months, and am loving the difference in gas mileage as well. Their variable cylinder system is amazing. We took a trip to Charleston, SC from Raleigh, NC and were on the way back before we had to stop and get gas. I think we literally got 500 miles out of that one tank of gas. I am totally loving my new van!
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Lov'in this van... never thought I'd say that

by from Chagrin Falls, OH on January 2, 2012

The Odyssey is not cheap, but is really nice as an all around family vehicle. We have 3 kids and this van is perfect. The amenities are very nice (EX-L) model, the performance is sufficient (have neve...
The Odyssey is not cheap, but is really nice as an all around family vehicle. We have 3 kids and this van is perfect. The amenities are very nice (EX-L) model, the performance is sufficient (have never been compelled to "push it" in a mini-van), and it has a good look both in and out. I have zero buyers remorse with this purchase - glad I decided on buying the new model v. a pre-2011, as the upgrades are material.
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Luxury car disguised as a minivan

by from Los Angeles on January 16, 2012

Everything about this Odyssey belongs in a luxury automobile. In fact, my husband who drives a mercedes SUV agrees that my odyssey has a smoother ride, more comfortable seating, and the technology is ...
Everything about this Odyssey belongs in a luxury automobile. In fact, my husband who drives a mercedes SUV agrees that my odyssey has a smoother ride, more comfortable seating, and the technology is top-notch. I love the navigation and back-up camera system, and the kids enjoy being able to bring along several of their friends. Engine is powerful and manages my uphill commute very well. Very satisfied with this car and will drive it for long after the kids have grown out of it.
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Real problem with driver seat left food rest

by from Dallas on June 4, 2012

I bought a 2012 odyssey EX-L last month. I had driven a 1998 toyota sienna and 2007 Odyssey EX-L before buying this. I have a few issues with this car. I have sent this issue to Honda also. 1. Driver...
I bought a 2012 odyssey EX-L last month. I had driven a 1998 toyota sienna and 2007 Odyssey EX-L before buying this. I have a few issues with this car. I have sent this issue to Honda also. 1. Driver seat left foot rest is not aligned with accelerator. This cause me to bent my left leg in different way than the right leg. Also left foot rest angle may be an issue too. I do drive long distance and it is causing pain on my left leg. 2. Driver seat does not go up as much it used to be. 3. 3rd row head rest has only two option to set and it will block the rear view even when small kids sit in the back. 4. central storage is taken out and spare tire is put in that place. A few other storage options are also taken out in this model. 5. I get only around 15 mile/gallon in city driving even though the avarage on dash board says 17.8 or 18.2 There are other good things on this Van, but first issue I mentioned is bigger problem for me. I wish they made it adjustabale like seat where we can move forward, backward and tilt based on people's height.
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Second minivan, fourth Honda

by from Washington State resident on April 1, 2012

I have found all aspects of my EX-L, purchased 1 month ago, to have met and exceeded my expectations. Great ride with less noise than previous Honda vehicles. My only complaint is the lack of body sid...
I have found all aspects of my EX-L, purchased 1 month ago, to have met and exceeded my expectations. Great ride with less noise than previous Honda vehicles. My only complaint is the lack of body side molding which I expected in this price range Honda. Impressive materials used in construction add to the appearance. Very flexible interior configuration available for owners who may need adjust for their specific needs.
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Retired at 62 To death do we part

by from Wisconsin on February 22, 2013

It Has Beeen Great to me Very Satisfied Tried out Five Siennas Before I bouught my Irsh " O"dyssey No Comparison!
It Has Beeen Great to me Very Satisfied Tried out Five Siennas Before I bouught my Irsh " O"dyssey No Comparison!
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Go on an Odyssey

by from Minneapolis, MN on March 2, 2013

We love the Odyssey, which is why we traded our last car, a 2007 Honda, for the 2012 Odyssey. It was time to move it up a notch. We thought the 2007 was a delight, thus, we had to find a new word for...
We love the Odyssey, which is why we traded our last car, a 2007 Honda, for the 2012 Odyssey. It was time to move it up a notch. We thought the 2007 was a delight, thus, we had to find a new word for the 2012. How about rhapsodic? The handiing is smooth and powerful without being overbearing. With little engine noise you will constantly be in danger of speeding - so stay alert. So far, in the two weeks of ownership, the fuel efficiency is noticeable - and measurable, due to the separate indicators on each trip log to show mpg. Neat. The feel of the car is sumptious and surprisingly simple. Having been in cars that look like an airplane flight deck, so numerous the buttons and myraid the colours, it was a pleasant experience to not feel overwhelmed or distracted by the 'goodies'. And there are plenty of goodies. Moving with the times, the car is equipped with bluetooth capabilities so you can have a safer journey while still being in contact with the world outside your wondrous car. The look of the car is definitely different from the older styles - sleeker, classier (who knew it was possible?). A lower roofline makes it easier to keep up a conversation as you and your passengers walk around the car to load up - a boon for the family with lots of kids all talking at once! The only downside...my hair brushes the ceiling no matter how low I set the seat; I am by no means exceptionally tall - 5'6" is pretty average. My husband has no such issue, despite being the same size - he is bald. One point to him. A lumbar setting has been added to the driver's seat; we currently have it set to maximum and my husband finds it just fine, I could do with a lot more. Point to my husband again - he does not have a wonky back. Lots of additional extras make for a very comfy and attractive car. The back seats can be set to face backwards - at first I had no idea why I would want this, but our teen son was quick to point out that soccer season tends to coincide with the rainy season in Minnesota, thus, the ability to hide under the tailgate for a player is a positive, the ability to sit comfortably and watch the whole game from the fancy seats, apparently a huge bonus. While I am unlikely to avail of this option - I am not made of sugar, so rain is not a problem, and I am too excitable at a game to actually sit down - I can see the attraction for others. All in all, a very fine car. We enjoy travelling in it. It has brought back the idea of driving for pleasure - taking us to those heady days of the invention of the parkway, a specific type of road created to take your car for a run. Who knew it was possible to go back to that feeling?
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Extremely well designed interior, very comfortable

by from central FL on September 2, 2012

Honda has designed a mini-van to which no other (not Toyota, not Nissan) can compare. I have the LX, which is just a step down from the Touring at the top. Its list price is just a few dollars more th...
Honda has designed a mini-van to which no other (not Toyota, not Nissan) can compare. I have the LX, which is just a step down from the Touring at the top. Its list price is just a few dollars more than the list was on my previous 2001 Toyota Sienna (yes, I kept the original window sticker, along w/ all other receipts.) Yet this new van has much larger wheels, better tires by far, 4-wheel disc brakes, back-up camera, an 18 CD disc library (CD's are recorded onto a playback system), 3rd row hide-away seating for 3, an in-dash maintenance record easily displaying when service is due, a smart engine (number of cylinders needed varies w/ demand), not to mention a top-notch speaker system, automatic climate control (separate for rear seating), excellent fit and finish, remote lift gate release. Much, much more to see and appreciate. And it handles easily. Mileage can be upwards of 28MPG on the road; around town, 20-22 MPG. Great vehicle, esp. for the price.
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Best Family Vehicle

by from Greenville, SC on January 16, 2012

This van is by far the best family vehicle! I have the EX-L with DVD package and it's so comfortable for long trips. We travel a lot to see family and the amount of room available in this van is endle...
This van is by far the best family vehicle! I have the EX-L with DVD package and it's so comfortable for long trips. We travel a lot to see family and the amount of room available in this van is endless. Must have vehicle if your looking for room, comfort, excellent ride and family friendly!!
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Love it

by from NC on November 26, 2011

Fist of all my wife and I were both people who said we would never own a minivan, but after we were married and had 2 kids each, our family became 4 kids and 3 dogs....time to get a minivan. We owned ...
Fist of all my wife and I were both people who said we would never own a minivan, but after we were married and had 2 kids each, our family became 4 kids and 3 dogs....time to get a minivan. We owned a 2007 and used it for long trips. We loved the 2007, but the new model is vastly improved. It is the only minivan that actually looks great. Our old one was comfy, but this one drives so much quieter and the variable cam engine that turns off cyclinders to save gas is much smoother on the highway. does not feel like it is changing gears when it kicks in. Honda must have had families live in them when designing them since it seems like everything you could need is right there and in the perfect place. Had upscale suv's for the last 12 years and enjoy driving this so much better than the "buses". All around, I do not know of anything better to cruise around in if you have a pack of little people or lots of stuff.
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