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Not A Space Odyssey, But A Spacious Odyssey

Reviewing: Honda 2005 Odyssey Minivan  |  Rating:
sparkle333 By sparkle333 on
Badge: Advisor | Level: 17 | Cars & Motorcycles Expertise:

We absolutely love our burgundy 2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan. It is very spacious, and has all the ammenities of a luxury car, including seat warmers for those cold winter mornings. Listening to music in the van, is like being in your own sound booth. It has an AM-FM radio, cassette player, and a CD player.

Since we live in Florida, it's also nice to have the rear overhead air conditioning vents. And speaking of the AC, it is very powerful, with lots of settings for blowing and directing the cool air. The heater is great also!

And finally, when we go on a trip, there is no arguing about how much we can fit in the trunk. (This used to be very stressful in our smaller sports cars.) But now, if I wanted to include the kitchen sink, I could, and still have room left over.

There are only a few relatively minor negatives, even worth mentioning. In this time of very high fuel prices, the gas mileage in not that great. It gets about 23 MPH on the open road, and only 18 MPH in town. Also, something I really wish we had (that was not included in our package) is an inside rear trunk release. There are many times when my husband drives up to the front of a mall, and I have a large item that needs to go in the back, and he has to get out of the van, to open the trunk. Not at all convenient! (I use the inside trunk release on my Eldorado constantly.)

The Honda 2005 Odyssey Minivan is roomy, with lots of leg space for the driver and the passenger, unlike many other minivans. It is also just plain fun to drive, and take on a trip! If you're looking for a great minivan, the Honda Odyssey will not disappoint!