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I love this van. (Bo't in '00, NOT just last year!) by Happy in Lincoln Nebraska on 09/06/2007. Trim: 1997 Honda Odyssey EX, Owned 7 years.
Pros: What I like: the size, the station wagon-type doors, the look, the allover dependability, plus the dependability in extreme climates and on snow, the fold down "way back" seats which almost anyone can do, the glove boxes, the placement of dials, etc., the placement of window locks and automatic openers, the big windshield wipers, the way it turns, the view with the mirrors, the adjustability of the seats even though this is a moderate priced vehicle, ESPECIALLY the rear AC and vent unit.
Cons: There are two things I would change about the Odyssey. I would make the seats longer from front to back. I have had several other vans which I didn't like nearly as much, but which had seats that were more comfortable underneath my upper legs. I feel like these seats were designed for smaller-than-average people! Second, the defrost mechanism has never been as good as I would like. It works, but not the best. You get a car full of people all breathing hot air when the temperature outside is 10 below, and it gets difficult to keep the front and front/side windows clear! There isn't a danger, just a hassle.
Overall review: I love this van. It is the most reliable and best van I have had. I searched long and hard for this particular model of Odyssey, which was only made for a few years (more's the pity). I'll say it again: I love this vehicle.
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