Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

The wife and I bought a 2006 Honda Odyssey in 2007 that had only 23,000 miles on it, in tip top shape, with the 3.5 v-tech twin overhead cam enduro engine, that easily cruises at 70 miles per hour, with a top end of 160, for a smart price of $ 23,999. It has been one of the best investments I have ever made. We use it to transport our day care kids to and from elementary school, take trips on the weekend to buy toys, blankets, pillows at auction for resale to other used toy & thrift stores in the area. The back bench seats lay down into the recessed trunk, and the middle captain chairs fold down so I can fit almost any backyard toy, broken down, into the back.

Long Trips

It is excellent for long trips with the form fitting seats that have complete creature comfort that adjusts to your lower lumbar to make the fit easily. For breaks the wife will drive while I jump in the back to catch a few winks in the captain chairs that lay-back almost horizontal. It also has a wonderful vehicle stability assist (VSA) system that helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering. It also assists you in maintaining traction while accelerating on loose or slippery roads. It does this by regulating the engines output and by selectively applying the brakes.

Standard Systems

Of course the Honda Odyssey has the standard cruise control, excellent security system, and a entertainment system that will blow you away. Able to load and launch 6 CD’s your listening pleasure is always at your fingertips. With the overhead dvd screen unit that flips down for easy access to your favorite Disney dvd’s and music video’s, the children just love it.

Gas Mileage

We average 25 miles per gallon on the highway at 65 on cruise control. We have a driving range of 450 miles that lets us drive the whole tri-state area here in Illinois on one tank of gas, whether it is looking for toys, going to concerts, casinos, or my favorite eatery in Heartland Missouri. On the highway popping the transmission into drive 3 lets you kick around traffic without blinking an eye or the van even working hard. This smart piece of work has spectacular performance on the road, passing Mack trucks in pouring rainstorms while staying glued to the road with its excellent Michelin wheel power. This cruiser runs silent and hard like no other Honda Odyessy I have ever owned.

Conclusion

My Honda Odyssey started at 20 below zero this winter, ran two trips in snowy blizzards that stuck us to the road with its superb VHS system, while keeping the kids entertained with the great entertainment system. To say that this is one of the finest Honda Odyssey ever made would be a understatement, and I have not even talked about the outstanding navigation system that leads you right to the very door of your destination every time. If you want a ride that keeps on giving, will never let you down no matter what the circumstances or the weather, let this smart 7 passenger jet like little scrambler take you there in the style you have become accustomed to. When you see a Honda Odyssey for sale please stop and take a look, it might be the best decision you have ever made when it comes to a transport deal.

Jamie Vanderhorst has been covering the auto industry for the last 10 years, working as a professional automotive writer. One of his favorite car makes is Honda. View his favorite used cars for sale here.

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