Car reviews - Honda - Odyssey - people-mover range
Honda’s significantly improved Odyssey people-mover returns to a premium price
6 Apr 2009
By CHRIS HARRIS
HONDA seems to have created an Odyssey by joining the dots, ticking off all the previous models’ wrongs (no lap/sash seatbelt for middle centre-row occupant, no ESC stability control), while improving performance (slightly), economy, emissions, practicality and functionality. Now, it really is a people-mover designed primarily for the head. But the heart has been left out in the cold, with no more sequential shifter for the automatic transmission and rather less interesting styling. Plus, the hip pocket will feel the 10 per cent price rise.
Model release date: 1 April 2009 to 1 January 2014
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Honda OdysseyReleased: June 2004
Ended: April 2009
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HONDA placed the cat among the people-mover pigeons with the third-generation Odyssey, sporting a sleek new body, radically different dashboard and pricing that was around $7000 less than its highly regarded predecessor.
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