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post #21 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-20-2018, 03:15 AM
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We test drove an Odyssey Elite along with the Pacifica Limited, and here's what killed the Odyssey for us:

- Honda lease terms suck
- Throttle response on the Odyssey seemed extremely laggy. Lack of low end torque completely baffled me, and simply made an already heavy car feel heavier.
- Honda lease terms suck
- Although the interior design on the Odyssey was amazing, the exterior design is simply awful (especially the rear).
- Honda lease terms suck

My cousin bought an Odyssey Elite simply out of brand loyalty, and I'm convinced she regrets her decision after seeing our Pac.
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If you disregard pricing and lease rates, the Odyssey is the superior vehicle. I have test drove both and strongly prefer the Odyssey. Given the lease rates suck for the Odyssey, the Pacific does have its appeal but I think people who are generally more well off drive Odyssey's.
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If you disregard pricing and lease rates, the Odyssey is the superior vehicle. I have test drove both and strongly prefer the Odyssey. Given the lease rates suck for the Odyssey, the Pacific does have its appeal but I think people who are generally more well off drive Odyssey's.
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It's been a rough day, but I needed a good laugh! LOL
I guess FCA should market it as The Poor Man's Odyssey! I didn't know that! Color me embarrassed.
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I think people who are generally more well off drive Odyssey's.
Well, at least he didn't state it as a fact, just an opinion.

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I think people who are generally more well off drive Odyssey's.
Actually, I do know two guys who are quite well off that own Odysseys. Good thing too, because one had to have new rings put in after warranty.
The other had to have a new cam, and a new tranny put in on his dime.

Nothing magic about a Honda Odyssey.
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For the record, I have both an Odyssey and a Pacifica...what does that make me?!

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I'm a seasoned Ody owner and I can tell you how chintzy and stingy Honda is with the Odyssey. After taking a look at the Pacifica, the Odyssey seems like a cheap econocar from the 80's. All my Odys also had pulsing brakes by 20,000 miles and groans and creaks not long after that. The Pacifica rides and drives like a European luxury sedan by comparison. Solid over bumps and never a quiver from its body structure. Quiet as well. Happy Honda delayed the 2017 Odyssey or I would heave been stuck with it.
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Why the childish ridicule?

The Odyssey, at least in my opinion, feels more comfortable to drive and the seats in the middle row are much more comfortable. It does look more luxurious both on the inside and outside. It is also a more reliable car.

I am seeing more Pacificas on the road which means it's a solid car and rightfully so, but the design of the Pacifica is already looking outdated. Makes sense though given it's the cheaper car.
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For the record, I have both an Odyssey and a Pacifica...what does that make me?!
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