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Honda Odyssey vs. Toyota Sienna



  • indy93indy93 Posts: 97
    Socal...Slate is like several new honda colors...they change with the time of day. Slate is light/med sliver in the shade with a slight green cast. At night it's a medium steel grey (nice). Sun light not sure silver? Sort of like the Midblue.. night it's black, day it's blue with a purple cast. Black is black at night but.. has a green cast in the afternoon. Sage is darker this year than last, I don't see much green in it at all... the only dead color.others seem to have different appearances depending on the time of day. Slate green in the catalog is similar in the moving shot and is the middle one in the 3 ody spread. ( night-like appearance as far as I can tell)
  • mikamika Posts: 7
    I have read several reports on a wind noise coming from 05 Honda oddy. Does any one experience this wind noise? And what about 05 Toyota sienna? I am thinking about van soon, but I would like to hear the real story from real owners out there, instead of listening to 'sweet' talk from a dealer. All feedback is greatly appreciated!
  • heywood1heywood1 Posts: 839
    Toyota didn't low-ball me. I was a well-informed customer, and knew dealer cost of the Toyota Extra Care 7/100/zero warranty. And no, I didn't pay sticker. I paid $2,000 off MSRP for an XLE AWD early in 2004--a terrific price at the time on a very high-demand vehicle.
  • "You are a cool dad"

    That's me right there!
    I can see my two little daughters saying, "Do that again daddy. That is so cool!"

    Yeah, voice recognition has limitations everywhere, but it's just a matter of getting used to it.
    And the map data with all the house numbers is not the fault of the NAV. You have this same problem in the Lexus NAV too.
    My house number is NOT recognized either in any NAV systems I've tried---Lexus, Infiniti, Acura!
    My house is 3 years old.
    Now my brother's house is 2 years old, and my '03 Ody's NAV has his house number/address.
  • Man, I'll be playing with the Ody's NAV everyday and know by hard.
    Too cool and too sexy for the Sienna.

    I tried out the NAV on the Lexus GX470. You can say, "Mexican Restaurant", "Gas Station", etc., but you canNOT give any street numbers or control the A/C, Radio, and definitely NOT the RES.
  • I do love the fact that EVERY SINGLE Honda on EVERY LOT has the EXACT same sticker price corresponding to that EXACT model.
    You don't ever have to worry about a million extra options and add-ons like you do with Toyota.

    It's a lot easier for me to deal with Honda than with Toyota because I can say so and so offered me this price, and it would be exactly the same model and exact same equipment so the dealer cannot say, "But our Sienna has this and that and their Sienna does not."
  • jsmath5jsmath5 Posts: 77
    I can't make heads or tails of what you are saying. The Honda's navi is great..say no one in the industry can touch it NOW!!!!
  • davenowdavenow Posts: 171
    i'm always hearing conflicting numbers?
    what is it?
  • jsmath5jsmath5 Posts: 77
    Honda Accord 2003-2005 180 Voice Commands

    Honda Odyssey 2005 over 600 voice commands, that's like 605 in reality, don't know, I haven't counted them.

    Hope this help.
  • jsmath5jsmath5 Posts: 77
    If you spent 40K on a 4wd Sienna, they should sell you a warranty at cost, just good business practice, this business is give and take. If you bought an Ody at sticker in the past and want a new one, we usually try to get an extra $500 or so over book on trade in. The least we can do for repeat customers. You get the idea, special treatment.
  • Is it just me or does the new Odyssey look like a Kia Sedona?
    We have an 04 Sienna LTD.
    I can't say enough good things about our 'space ship' as I like to call it.
    All the gadgets make you forget you spent $37K on a MINI VAN..
  • jsmath5jsmath5 Posts: 77
    Did you get AWD and Navi and DVD? I hope so, 38,810 gets you a FWD Touring R & N Odyssey spaceship with 600 Voice commands, 255 HP, backup sensors, fog lights, power rear hatch, 20/28 MPG on regular unleaded. Wait, you got all that but no 4WD on your Sienna, help me here.. AWD Sienna is like $42K correct?
  • "I got a Sienna 2005 ,,I got it in Boston,,,,Thanks to Honda I pay after tax $40 and little be...with nav/dvd/flormat/all the little gadge...Honda think they got all that,,Gets what
    Toyota still toyota and wil be need to cach up..Oh the odyssey is just honda,,nothing else"

    Say what?

    The only thing nice about the Sienna are the Laser Cruise Control, gated shifter, nice quiet ride, and reliability.

    The Ody tops the Sienna in Chrome, Instrument panel, NAV, CD changer, DVD RES, XM radio; and pretty much matches the Sienna in nice quiet ride & reliability.

    In the seating comfort department, the Ody has memory seats and powered pedal while the Sienna has powered passenger and manual telescopic steering wheel, so it's kind of a toss-up, although I much rather have memory seats than power passenger since I'm the driver:-)
  • Exactly 637 voice commands.
    Well, actually, one paper I read said, "Over 637 voice commands", which is more specific than "over 600 voice commands.

    Hey, wait a minute.
    Are you just joking around?
  • "Is it just me or does the new Odyssey look like a Kia Sedona?"

    I don't know, but I would be interested in seeing the 2006 Sedona and 2007 Hyundai minivan, which are supposed to be "Luxury" minivans.

    All minivans look pretty similar, which is overall pretty ugly compared to BMWs.

    Somebody needs to make a minivan that LOOKS like a BMW SUV.
    Word is, BMW is working on a minivan for 2007 which will hopefully totally blow the "minivan ugly image".
  • jsmath5jsmath5 Posts: 77
    637 Sounds correct, I don't know the exact number.
  • davenowdavenow Posts: 171
    how did you find me out? :)

    but seriously, i love to hear about all the lovely options on all our new toys!
  • I got DVD NAV all of it..
    I have to say the NAV in my 04 Accord is much more functional for me than the NAV in my Sienna..
  • So you bought a Sienna last year and every other mini-van looks ugly?

    Please grow up!!!
  • "how did you find me out? :)
    but seriously, i love to hear about all the lovely options on all our new toys!"

    I think the "2000 voice commands" gave it away:-)

    I think Toyota needs to come out with a Progammable Bluetooth 2000 Voice Commands Life Traffic Report NAV to compete:-)
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