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Review: 2011 Honda Odyssey

A Minivan Screams For Vengeance While we shouldn't be shocked by anything coming out of Madison Avenue, part of me is incensed to hear Honda using Judas Priest to advertise its new Odyssey. That's right, the opening riff of the greatest album from the gods of heavy metal deployed, not in the service of Satan, but to sell a minivan? While the 18-year-old headbanger in me would like to stand up and rail against Honda ("If you think you're going to make me think your stupid soccer mom taxi is cool, well, You've Got Another Thing Coming!"), the truth of the matter is that Honda's ad... Read More

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    IIHS awards Top Safety Pick to 2011 Honda Odyssey, GM Lambda CUVs
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2011 Honda Odyssey, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia have all been named Top Safety Picks, the organization's highest honor. The Odyssey is the second minivan to earn the award since IIHS added roof strength requirements to its criteria for earning the Top Safety Pick ...

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    Mothra! Godzilla creators reportedly taking Honda to court over Odyssey ad [w/video]
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    Honda has upset Godzilla with this Odyssey commercial – Click above to watch video after the jump Honda is feeling the heat of Godzilla's wrath at the moment. No, for once we are not talking about the Nissan GT-R, but the actual daikaij┼ź star of nearly 30 films. The Japanese firm that owns the rights to Godzilla and produces the related films is ...

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    Mommies on Minivans: Practical, but where's the style?
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    Toyota can call the Sienna a swagger wagon all it wants, but the slogan isn't going to make moms any happier about hopping behind the wheel. According to The Detroit Free Press, most mothers aren't fooled by gimmicky marketing or the latest attempts to redesign the minivan as a stylish piece of transportation. Reporter Krista Jahnke followed a group of ...

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    Review: 2011 Honda Odyssey
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    A Minivan Screams For Vengeance While we shouldn't be shocked by anything coming out of Madison Avenue, part of me is incensed to hear Honda using Judas Priest to advertise its new Odyssey. That's right, the opening riff of the greatest album from the gods of heavy metal deployed, not in the service of Satan, but to sell a minivan? While the ...

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    Top ten most and least expensive cars to insure in 2011
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    With the calendar year changing from 2010 to 2011, insurance adjusters have recompiled their actuarial tables and that means a new list of the cheapest and most expensive vehicles to insure for the new year. In this case, Insure.com recently conducted a survey of the nations six top insurance carriers and complied a list of 40 vehicles that take top ...

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    Report: Chrysler Town & Country set to reclaim minivan sales crown from Honda Odyssey
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    Is the real swagger wagon of 2010 built by Chrysler? If you go by total sales, it is. The Chrysler Town & Country has been a player in the minivan market since its arrival in 1990. Now in its fifth generation, the Town & Country has just been refreshed after a comprehensive redesign in 2008. It's not alone in getting an upgrade, however, as some ...

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    KBB reveals 20 most researched cars of 2010
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    Kelly Blue Book has compiled a list of the most researched new vehicles for 2010, as well as brands that hold the greatest market share of interest. The Honda Accord, Civic and Toyota Camry claim the top three spots -- not a surprise if you've been reading this list the last few years. Since 2004, the same three vehicles have garnered the most attention ...

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    Automobile Magazine names 2011 All-Stars
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    Automobile has compiled a list of the 2011 model year vehicles deserving of all-star recognition. To show off each choice, the buff book has enlisted illustrator Daniel Stolle to turn each vehicle into a child's toy. The list of 2011 Automobile All-Stars features: BMW 3 Series Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Dodge Ram 1500 Ford Mustang ...

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    2011 Nissan Quest minivan helps find the strip club after dropping off the kids
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    The 2011 model year represents an all-new generation of the Nissan Quest. It's a stylish people hauler that should spice up the competition among industry heavyweights like the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Town & Country. It may also be popular with entertainment-seeking grown-ups. We're not talking about concerts or sporting events, ...

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    CR-Z, Crosstour, Insight sales hurting - Odyssey lone bright spot among new Honda models
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    Honda has hit rough water with sales of its new CR-Z, Accord Crosstour and Insight models According to Automotive News, the three models are underperforming in a big way. Take the Insight hybrid, which is falling 40,000 units short of even the most conservative estimates inside the company. Outsold 8-to-1 by its Toyota Prius rival, Honda has only ...

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    Honda recalls 470K vehicles after Toyota, both used same supplier
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    Honda has announced that it's recalling a total of 470,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to the same failing master cylinder problem that caused Toyota to recall 1.66 million vehicles worldwide this week. According to The Detroit News, the two automakers used the same supplier for the part, and when owners use a type of brake fluid other than what's used at ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Honda Odyssey
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    Honda doesn't redefine the minivan, they strive to perfect it Honda did something silly during the launch of its all-new 2011 Odyssey minivan. The automaker built a large autocross-type "track" in the parking lot of San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium and invited journalists to take its latest eight-passenger family hauler for hot laps. It was an interesting ...

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    Toyota Sienna score in Consumer Reports plunges, no longer top-rated
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    It's generally accepted that every new iteration of any vehicle is somehow better than its predecessor. And that's true of the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, which is festooned with more goodies (like a 16.4-inch widescreen monitor for rear-seat passengers) and a sportier flair (complete with a sporty SE trim) than the previous generation Sienna. The only ...

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    Consumer Reports picks best cars for teens and seniors
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    The car-savy folk over at Consumer Reports have released a new list of its best picks for vehicles suited for teens and seniors. The group suggests parents looking to send their teens off to school with a newer vehicle should try to avoid the common misstep of assuming that a larger SUV is safer than its smaller, more efficient counterparts. Instead of ...

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    Officially Official: 2011 Honda Odyssey prepares to rock your sippy cups [w/video]
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    When Honda pulled the wraps off of its Odyssey Concept at this year's Chicago Auto Show, we knew it was just a few small tweaks away from being production-ready. Well, four months later, the official details and images have been released, and while the 2011 Odyssey doesn't go a long way in offering fantastic new innovations for the minivan segment, it ...

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    Honda: Light truck sales outpace industry rebound
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    Honda scored a decent U.S. sales month in April, with overall results up by 13 percent. But what has company insiders excited isn't strong Accord or Civic sales. Honda's light trucks, the Pilot, Odyssey, CRV and Ridgeline, were up 33 percent compared to April of 2009. Those vehicles comprise many of the most expensive vehicles in the Honda lineup, and a ...

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    Reader Spy: 2011 Honda Odyssey out and about
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    The current Honda Odyssey is widely considered to be the best of its breed, but let's face facts: it's old. Toyota has upped its game with the new Sienna; Nissan is on hiatus, preparing to spring an all-new Quest; and Chrysler continues to do its thing with the Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan. Oh, there's also the Volkswagen Routan, but no ...

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    Spy Shots: Honda Odyssey's next act spied
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    The first on-the-road spy shots have turned up of what we're quite sure is the next generation Honda Odyssey. True to Honda 'concept car' form, the disguised prototype appears very close to the concept version that Honda revealed last month at the Chicago Auto Show. The basic shape echoes the concept and the vinyl cladding around the rear-most side ...

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    Honda recalling 410,000 Odysseys and Elements for brake problem
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    Honda has announced a recall for some 410,000 vehicle due to a defect with the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) module. According to the automaker, 344,00 Odysseys and 68,000 Elements (MY 2007-2008) are affected by the problem and owners will be notified via mail this April to take their vehicles into dealers. The issue with the VSA results in a softening ...

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    Honda takes this whole dog thing very seriously
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    Honda Japan's oddly compelling and inherently fascinating Honda Dog website includes useful consumer tidbits such as a visual guide to how well your poodle will fit in the CR-Z's front passenger seat. (Before you start yelling how it's the only passenger seat, know that in Japan, the CR-Z is a 2+2.) That's not all, however. There's stuff to entertain ...

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