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Honda Odyssey vs Dodge/Chrysler minivans



  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    Since my post 1571 6 more posts on Honda Odyssey problems board. DC vans 0. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Did you read each Odyssey post to see if it was a different problem/person or just a whole lot of interested Odyssey people trying to help out the person who was having a problem. Since it don't happen very often, Odyssey people care. DC people expect problems and through the years they were right.
  • pat84pat84 Posts: 817
    There are over 5000 posts on Odyssey compared to about 2600 on DC and Town & country combined. So it is fair to say that with a 2 to 1 number of positive posts, one might as logically say that with 14 million to ! million in sales, that there is not much positive to say about DC.vans. It as logical to infer this as it is that the number of problems posted has any meaning.
    Odyssey owners post more than DC owners for whatever reason
    BTW a more interesting statistic is that DC is losing market share .
  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    Again your reasoning has nothing to back it up. Yes, I have read all the Odyssey and DC posts and I find that on both boards there are some repeat posters with the same problems and posters trying to help them out with their experiences. Pat84 As to losing market share, when you are number one, and DC still is after all these years, as more and more manufacturer's copy your design and offer different features, you will lose share. Perhaps the growth of the minivan and SUV segment is over.Have you gone back and counted All the Edmunds boards, archived and present posts before making your statement?
  • pat84pat84 Posts: 817
    I posted in the Odyssey boards older than the current archived boards. I made posts in the old forums that Odyssey owners were always more prolific. Edmund's at one time could only have forums of about 1000 posts. They then would continue with a Roman numeral. So the Odyssey posts could get to XXIII while the DC board lagged behind.
    I offer no reason, just that it has always been that way. Interesting, that there were Odyssey posts about the then new 99 model before it was generally available.
    BTW most people wore flame suits and asbestos gloves back then. There were many more inflammatory posts. Chryslervan1( then Carlton1) I am sure remembers that as well. He has been around as long as I have, I believe. We have mellowed out quite a bit.
  • crkeehncrkeehn Posts: 513
    The only decent and meaningful Ody comparison discussion was the now archived comparison of the Odyssey mockup to the Yugo.

    The Odyssey Mockup won but it was close.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,046
    Do a search for "Odyssey" in the left navigation bar if you want to look around the archives - most of the old topics are still around. No eta, as usual, on when (if?) the old boards will be searchable.

    SUVs, Vans and Aftermarket & Accessories Message Boards
  • xafxaf Posts: 37
    After pricing the Ody, my guess is that the Honda owners are all sitting at home, unable to afford the gas to drive their vans. This gives them lots of time to send out lots of notes about how great their vans are ;?
  • pat84pat84 Posts: 817
    Now is that a fen shui post ? I have never observed the ";?" punctuation at the end of a declarative sentence before.
    "Can't we all just get along ?" - Rodney King
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    You're right buy you forgot to as Paul Harvey would say "Here is the rest of the Story."
    All the Yugo was is a rebadged DC van.
  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    That some Honda posters have no facts only opinions, and not very clever ones at that.
  • whambamwhambam Posts: 37
    ... regardless of car allegiance, think only in sterile factoids and fail to get any enjoyment out of basic social intercourse.

    Stop and smell the roses, while you're still able.
  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    Roses, I love to smell the Roses, and take the road less traveled, but stinky posts irritate me! Humorous enough?
  • 4aodge4aodge Posts: 288
    pat84 would like to see the DC minivan market shrink more and more, but it certainly isn't shrinking fast enough. As of July 2002, Chrysler has sold more vans this year than they sold during the same time in 2001, according to

    I can't wait to see the 2005 Honda Odyssey. If they design it after the new 2003 Accord sedan it will without a doubt easily take the title of the ugliest minivan on the road.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Roses, I love to smell the Roses, and take the road less traveled, but stinky posts irritate me!

    Yea me too. Yours are at the top of the list.
  • crkeehncrkeehn Posts: 513
    You're right buy you forgot to as Paul Harvey would say "Here is the rest of the Story."
    All the Yugo was is a rebadged DC van.

    No, in fact the Yugo was a Yugo. Made in Yugoslavia and everything. Yuri the Snitch was a prime conduit to information on the YUgo models.
  • pat84pat84 Posts: 817
    I couldn't care less about DC vans selling more than last year. At least the Odyssey isn't a Ford Windstar clone like the DC van.
    But most importantly, Edmund's does not allow refereces to competitor's sites .
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,564
    How anyone could accuse DC of being a Windstar clone is beyond me.

    Anyone with any knowledge of minivan history knows Chrysler invented the minivan in the mid '80s and everyone has been playing catch up to this day. Ford Windstar is a DC minivan wannabee, and would love to have half DC sales.

    Odyssey is probably the only one out there who has an offering comparable to DC, but will also only grab a small share as long as they keep supply tight and prices high, so they only skim the customers who think Honda walks on water.
  • steelengsteeleng Posts: 71
    Congratulations Odyssey owners, you now have one more board on Edmunds. It is the "Honda Odyssey Transmission Problem" board. The surprising thing about it is it was started by someone with a 2002 Odyssey with the new 5-speed tranny.
  • pat84pat84 Posts: 817
    As you may have noticed, the original DC vans were built like little square boxes and have been re- designed several times. The latest redesign looks very similar to the previous Windstar. Drive behind or beside either one. They are indistiguishable. the only differnce is in the front. The emblems. Both are retro though.
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