The Truth About Cars » Odyssey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Odyssey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Long-term Update: Four Months in the 2015 Honda Odyssey EX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/long-term-update-four-months-2015-honda-odyssey-ex/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/long-term-update-four-months-2015-honda-odyssey-ex/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1227561 They say the grass is greener on the other side. I say, just give me more grass on my side; any color will do. I’m blessed with a job that enables me to work from home and drive a whole bunch of new cars. Strangely, even with a new vehicle delivered to my driveway each […]

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They say the grass is greener on the other side. I say, just give me more grass on my side; any color will do. I’m blessed with a job that enables me to work from home and drive a whole bunch of new cars. Strangely, even with a new vehicle delivered to my driveway each […]

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Piston Slap: Minivan or SUV to Take the “A” Liner? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-10/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-10/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 11:30:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1074810   Clark writes: Sajeev, We plan on buying a hard-side folding camper (a.k.a. an Aliner) with a dry weight of about 2,100 lbs. Which minivan or SUV would you recommend? Sajeev answers: I would be remiss if I didn’t admit I kinda want a pop-up camper to tow behind my Ranger. Kinda the same thing…sorta. Anyway, if […]

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  Clark writes: Sajeev, We plan on buying a hard-side folding camper (a.k.a. an Aliner) with a dry weight of about 2,100 lbs. Which minivan or SUV would you recommend? Sajeev answers: I would be remiss if I didn’t admit I kinda want a pop-up camper to tow behind my Ranger. Kinda the same thing…sorta. Anyway, if […]

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Piston Slap: Even More Honda Slushbox FAIL? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-even-honda-slushbox-fail/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-even-honda-slushbox-fail/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:39:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1007970 TTAC commentator Land Ark writes: Hello again Sajeev! Before my new Honda question, just an update on the issue you helped me with previously. Short answer: I sold the Civic and made a few hundred bucks. The more I looked into it, the more I started to come to the realization that there likely was […]

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TTAC commentator Land Ark writes: Hello again Sajeev! Before my new Honda question, just an update on the issue you helped me with previously. Short answer: I sold the Civic and made a few hundred bucks. The more I looked into it, the more I started to come to the realization that there likely was […]

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Next-Gen Honda Accord Foregoing Takata Airbags http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/next-gen-honda-accord-foregoing-takata-airbags/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/next-gen-honda-accord-foregoing-takata-airbags/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=988450 When the next-gen Honda Accord arrives in U.S. showrooms in August 2017, no Takata airbags will be used in the sedan’s safety system. Reuters reports the automaker has chosen competitor Toyoda Gosei to supply driver-side, knee and curtain airbags for the North American version of the Accord. Additionally, Toyoda Gosei will supply units for the […]

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When the next-gen Honda Accord arrives in U.S. showrooms in August 2017, no Takata airbags will be used in the sedan’s safety system. Reuters reports the automaker has chosen competitor Toyoda Gosei to supply driver-side, knee and curtain airbags for the North American version of the Accord. Additionally, Toyoda Gosei will supply units for the […]

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Piston Slap: American Rust vs. Japanese Rust? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-american-rust-vs-japanese-rust/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/piston-slap-american-rust-vs-japanese-rust/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:49:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=963650   Stefan writes: Sajeev, I recently had a conversation with my cousin in Wisconsin. He claimed that cars assembled in North America are more rust prone than cars assembled in Japan or other oriental countries. Apparently his observation was based on several cars in our extended family: An elderly Dodge Durango and a not-so-elderly Honda […]

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  Stefan writes: Sajeev, I recently had a conversation with my cousin in Wisconsin. He claimed that cars assembled in North America are more rust prone than cars assembled in Japan or other oriental countries. Apparently his observation was based on several cars in our extended family: An elderly Dodge Durango and a not-so-elderly Honda […]

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Piston Slap: Why So Uncool Minivan? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-uncool-minivan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-uncool-minivan/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:07:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=908561   Josh writes: What is the deal with minivans? I was thinking the other day that as an outdoor person, minivan’s are perfect. They have lots of room for people and gear, AWD (in some cases), lots of roof space, and better MPG’s than an SUV. But apparently I can’t own one because they’re not […]

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  Josh writes: What is the deal with minivans? I was thinking the other day that as an outdoor person, minivan’s are perfect. They have lots of room for people and gear, AWD (in some cases), lots of roof space, and better MPG’s than an SUV. But apparently I can’t own one because they’re not […]

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Capsule Review: 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/capsule-review-2014-honda-odyssey-touring-elite/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/capsule-review-2014-honda-odyssey-touring-elite/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:45:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=835945 The 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is the Nimitz-class flagship of the suburbs. Many suggest it’s the only van for enthusiasts, if there can be such a thing. It must be true, there’s even a lightning bolt zapping down the side view and all. Is the Odyssey the way for you to buy in without […]

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The 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is the Nimitz-class flagship of the suburbs. Many suggest it’s the only van for enthusiasts, if there can be such a thing. It must be true, there’s even a lightning bolt zapping down the side view and all. Is the Odyssey the way for you to buy in without […]

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Hedonist vs Frugalist: 2012 Nissan Quest LE http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/hedonist-vs-frugalist-2012-nissan-quest-le/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/hedonist-vs-frugalist-2012-nissan-quest-le/#comments Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:45:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454304   Minivans are indeed fewer in number. Supposedly they should to able to hold six or seven. But the truth is the buyers of these vehicles rarely have room for three these days. See, I have dealt with hundreds of minivan buyers over the years as a small town car dealer and a writer here […]

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  Minivans are indeed fewer in number. Supposedly they should to able to hold six or seven. But the truth is the buyers of these vehicles rarely have room for three these days. See, I have dealt with hundreds of minivan buyers over the years as a small town car dealer and a writer here […]

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Piston Slap: If you must tow with a Minivan… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/piston-slap-if-you-must-tow-with-a-minivan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/piston-slap-if-you-must-tow-with-a-minivan/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:50:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438904 TTAC Commentator 70Cougar writes: Dear Sajeev: My wife has a 2005 Odyssey with 50,000 miles.  To date, we’ve had no problems with the transmission, but I keep reading about how the transmission on the Odyssey isn’t cut out for a vehicle that heavy.  I’ve been contemplating getting a utility trailer for it (although, shockingly, my […]

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TTAC Commentator 70Cougar writes: Dear Sajeev: My wife has a 2005 Odyssey with 50,000 miles.  To date, we’ve had no problems with the transmission, but I keep reading about how the transmission on the Odyssey isn’t cut out for a vehicle that heavy.  I’ve been contemplating getting a utility trailer for it (although, shockingly, my […]

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Piston Slap: The Anchorman Plays Valve Roulette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-the-anchorman-plays-valve-roulette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-the-anchorman-plays-valve-roulette/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:05:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410892     TTAC Commentator Anchorman33 writes: Hello Sajeev, Love TTAC, and the Piston Slap series.  I’m not a fixer, mainly because of time and space, but knowing a community like the B&B/TTAC is out there definitely makes me think about my automotive choices more than I ever did before. I’ve got a 2006 Honda Odyssey […]

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    TTAC Commentator Anchorman33 writes: Hello Sajeev, Love TTAC, and the Piston Slap series.  I’m not a fixer, mainly because of time and space, but knowing a community like the B&B/TTAC is out there definitely makes me think about my automotive choices more than I ever did before. I’ve got a 2006 Honda Odyssey […]

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New or Used: A Truck For My Love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-a-truck-for-my-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-a-truck-for-my-love/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:43:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408485     Matt writes: Sajeev and Steve, I think it’s time to replace my wife’s 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L. It’s got 48,000 on the clock and has developed a few problems over the years. Power side doors that get wonky on really cold days, a slow leak in the AC system, a leak somewhere around […]

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    Matt writes: Sajeev and Steve, I think it’s time to replace my wife’s 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L. It’s got 48,000 on the clock and has developed a few problems over the years. Power side doors that get wonky on really cold days, a slow leak in the AC system, a leak somewhere around […]

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New or Used: Anything for Another Irish Car Bomb? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-or-used-anything-for-another-irish-car-bomb/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-or-used-anything-for-another-irish-car-bomb/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:45:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399228 Michael writes: Towards the end of the year, we may be in the market for a minivan (Honda Odyssey… this is not the advice I’m looking for, but feel free to weigh in). We have two cars we own outright: 2004 Toyota 4Runner and a 2006 VW Passat with 75K and 65K miles on them, […]

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Michael writes: Towards the end of the year, we may be in the market for a minivan (Honda Odyssey… this is not the advice I’m looking for, but feel free to weigh in). We have two cars we own outright: 2004 Toyota 4Runner and a 2006 VW Passat with 75K and 65K miles on them, […]

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Review: 2011 Honda Odyssey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/review-2011-honda-odyssey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/review-2011-honda-odyssey/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:36:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=387581 For years Chrysler owned the minivan market. It helped that GM and Ford kept trying much different approaches, failing miserably each time. Then, for the 1999 model year, Honda introduced the second-generation Odyssey. Though Chrysler continues to sell nearly twice as many minivans as Honda, many of these are to fleets. Also, even at retail the […]

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For years Chrysler owned the minivan market. It helped that GM and Ford kept trying much different approaches, failing miserably each time. Then, for the 1999 model year, Honda introduced the second-generation Odyssey. Though Chrysler continues to sell nearly twice as many minivans as Honda, many of these are to fleets. Also, even at retail the […]

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2011 Honda Odyssey: Homer or Strikeout? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/2011-honda-odyssey-homer-or-strikeout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/2011-honda-odyssey-homer-or-strikeout/#comments Sat, 19 Jun 2010 17:47:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359150 How does he stand now in your eyes, this captain, the look and bulk of him, the inward poise? Homer’s Odyssey, Book 11 lines 391-392

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How does he stand now in your eyes, this captain, the look and bulk of him, the inward poise? Homer’s Odyssey, Book 11 lines 391-392

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Yet Another Recall Edition: Honda’s Odyssey Brakes Full Of Hot Air http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/yet-another-recall-edition-honda%e2%80%99s-odyssey-brakes-full-of-hot-air/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/yet-another-recall-edition-honda%e2%80%99s-odyssey-brakes-full-of-hot-air/#comments Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:37:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349207 Usually, we don’t report every recall (you’d be pretty tired of it pretty quick,) but in the interest of things being in the spotlight, please be advised that Honda will recall more than 410,000 Odyssey minivans and Element small trucks from the 2007 and 2008 model years, says Associated Press. According to Honda, over time, […]

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Usually, we don’t report every recall (you’d be pretty tired of it pretty quick,) but in the interest of things being in the spotlight, please be advised that Honda will recall more than 410,000 Odyssey minivans and Element small trucks from the 2007 and 2008 model years, says Associated Press. According to Honda, over time, […]

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Honda’s Space Oddity http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/hondas-space-oddity/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/hondas-space-oddity/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2010 23:23:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344985 Is it me or has the new Odyssey Concept, which is supposed to preview the styling of the next-gen model, taken a few too many protein pills? Let’s hope that the production version (arriving this fall) will capture a little more of the original Odyssey’s clean, stripped-down look. Remember, if we’ve learned anything from the […]

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Is it me or has the new Odyssey Concept, which is supposed to preview the styling of the next-gen model, taken a few too many protein pills? Let’s hope that the production version (arriving this fall) will capture a little more of the original Odyssey’s clean, stripped-down look. Remember, if we’ve learned anything from the […]

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