Reliable and Versatile Family Van
2008 Honda Odyssey LX
This is a pretty comfortable car, with a lot of versatility. It carries up to 8 people, through the middle seat in the center row is very narrow, and not appropriate for a child's car seat, or most adults. The back row can be folded down to carry luggage for a big trip, with enough room still for 5 people. Or partially folded down to allow for 1 or 2 more passengers. Middle row can also be removed for carrying furniture, etc. I have had to make very few repairs. Downsides include: a lot of blind spots for shorter drivers, door gaskets which deteriorated after just a few years, sliding door motors which have had to be replaced, and an expensive steering wheel part which had to be replaced. I like that oil life is displayed on dashboard. The sound system is ok, and mine still has a CD player which is great for books on CD for long trips. There is a lot of headroom in this minivan. Leg room is pretty good except for very tall people. My husband who is 6' 7' only fits in driver seat, and that is still pretty tight. Overall I would say this is a pretty reliable vehicle. We have been pretty happy with it for almost 10 years.