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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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    Report: Honda's large-car hybrid system getting closer
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    Honda has never had quite the success with its various hybrid automobiles as cross-town rival Toyota, despite the fact that the two Japanese automakers introduced their first gasoline/electric models around the same time. The reasons for the sales disparity are many and varied, and are at least in part due to the design of Honda Integrated Motor Assist ...

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    Chicago 2010: Honda Odyssey Concept gives clear glimpse of next-gen minivan
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    Honda just unveiled a concept version of its next-generation Oddity Odyssey minivan at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, and it was one of those rare instances where the media was actually seeing it for the first time, as God intended unveilings to be. Although billed as a concept, the 2011 Honda Odyssey Concept looks almost production ready... other than its ...

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    Honda extends airbag shrapnel recall to 378,758 U.S vehicles
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    We were kinda hoping that 2010 would be the year of auto industry recovery, but instead it's becoming increasingly obvious that it is turning into Year Of The Recall. This time, Honda is up to bat with another 378,758 recalls for an apparent airbag inflator issue. The nearly 400,000 units have been added to the already announced 440,000 vehicles red ...

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    Honda bringing Odyssey minivan concept to Chicago Auto Show
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    With apologies to Get Shorty and the 1995 Oldsmobile Sillhouette, the Honda Odyssey may well be the Cadillac of minivans. Honda's big, luxurious people hauler has been the hottest-selling minivan in the U.S. over the past two years, besting Chrysler and Toyota for the minivan sales title. With the success of the Odyssey over the past couple of years, ...

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    Accord Crosstour, JDM Odyssey, or JDM Accord Tourer - Which would have been your pick?
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    While we were in Japan last week for the Tokyo Motor Show, at least two American Honda officials expressed interest in bringing the automaker's Fit-based Freed MPV to the U.S. market. However, as we strolled the streets of Tokyo's Ginza district, another thought occurred to us when a JDM Odyssey passed by. Back in the Nineties, the original Odyssey was ...

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    REPORT: NHTSA upgrading investigation into Honda Odyssey brakes
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has upgraded their preliminary probe into an issue with the Honda Odyssey to an engineering analysis. The agency has received more than 500 complaints about a braking problem, with drivers saying the pedal gets soft or spongy. According to reports on ten crashes that have been submitted, the van ...

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    Michelin, Honda settle lawsuit over costly Odyssey runflats
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    The long-fought battle surrounding Michelin PAX runflat tires on certain 2005-2007 Honda Odyssey and 2006-2007 Acura RL models has finally come to a close. A Maryland judge has awarded $83,000 to those taking part in the class-action lawsuit, netting each plaintiff $5,000, $2,500, or $2,000 for tire replacements.The suit claimed Honda and Michelin weren't ...

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    Honda unveils 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon lineup
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    Detroit's not the only auto show kicking off on January 11. The annual Tokyo Auto Salon (think "Japanese SEMA") also kicks off this Sunday, and Honda has announced the vehicle lineup it'll display at Makuhari Messe. The two headliners are the Sports Modulo S2000 and Fit concepts. The former is a somewhat ghastly take on Honda's two-seat sports car, with a ...

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    Spy Shots: 2010 Honda Odyssey to get more corporate schnoz
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    The corporate grille that's been inflicted on all of Honda's recent cars and trucks continues to spread roughshod through the rest of the automaker's line and the 2010 Honda Odyssey minivan isn't immune. While it's hard to get excited about a vehicle that's sole purpose in life is to transport humans and their stuff from one place to another, the Odyssey ...

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    Mugen JDM Honda Odyssey puts the "get" in grocery getter
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    Thousands of soccer moms would probably argue that Honda's Odyssey is the greatest vehicle ever built. Well, the rest of us know that the Toyota Sienna is an equal, but both are still relatively boring.Mugen has been making pedestrian Hondas more exciting for 35 years and its most recent project is the new JDM Honda Odyssey, which is a different vehicle ...

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    Honda reveals all-new JDM Odyssey
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    Honda's JDM Odyssey – not to be confused with the U.S.-market people mover that shares the same name – has been hailed as one of the best handling minivans in Japan. For 2009, Honda has taken everything good about the outgoing third-generation model and made it better, beginning with a sleeker exterior that pulls a few cues from the Honda FCX ...

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    Today is AFV (alternative fuel vehicle) day
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    Every two years, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) runs a series of events called National AFV Day Odyssey (the AFV stands for alternative fuel vehicles). The 2008 date for the day is, well, today and the idea is to coordinate support for the alternative fuel vehicle industry. Different sites will host ride-and-drives, vehicle ...

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    JDM Honda Odyssey teased ahead of debut
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    As many of you doubtless know, the Japanese Honda Odyssey isn't the same thing we get here in the States. While we get the more jumbo-rific family escape pod with sliders and the whole shebang, the JDM Odyssey is a sleeker-looking MPV with four traditionally-hinged doors anf four-cylinder power. And now it's time for a new one. Honda's just put up a ...

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    Only Honda: New i-SRS Airbag System and Bird's Eye camera
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    What other automaker would spend the time and expense of developing a new airbag just because, you know, airbags could be better? The same one who developed a new rail car for the same reason. The Japanese automaker has developed a new airbag it claims will give drivers better protection in accidents. The shaped bag uses a spiral seam to induce more even ...

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    Honda getting 3 more hybrids and 3 diesels in the next few years
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    Honda has always had one of the cleanest and most efficient model lineups in the U.S. market and they look set to continue that trend over the next several years. We already knew that the Japanese automaker would be adding three more hybrids to its lineup over the next two years: the five-door hatchback coming next spring will be followed by the CR-Z-based ...

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    Honda Stream wagon could be coming to the US market
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    Given the current market conditions every automaker is looking at how to get more smaller vehicles into the US market quickly. The obvious answer for Japanese brands is to bring over some of the compact models that have always been the mainstream in their home market. For Honda vehicles like the Stream and the smaller Japanese version of the Odyssey could ...

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    Honda cuts Odyssey and Pilot production; makes room for more Civics
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Honda PilotHonda has got to be happy that it has a hot selling compact car to take some of the pain out of the slowing minivan and SUV markets. Hurt by the sky-high price of gasoline, both the Odyssey and Pilot, both recently redesigned, are sitting on dealers lots longer than Honda would like. In order to match ...

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    Honda shifts Ridgeline production from Canada to Alabama
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    Honda built its state of the art Lincoln, Alabama plant to produce the Odyssey minivan and Pilot SUV, and now it's going to add the Ridgeline unit-body pickup, as well. Cost-wise, it makes a lot of sense to move Ridgeline production from Canada to Alabama, considering all three vehicles share a platform and powertrain. What's tough to understand is how ...

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    Dodge in danger of losing #1 minivan title
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    The moral of a certain African tale is: no matter whether you're the lion or the gazelle, when you get up every morning you better be ready to run. That counts for rams, as well. One of Chrysler LLC's most profitable divisions is getting run down in a historically dominant specialty: minivans. The Dodge Caravan (and Grand Caravan), specifically, is in ...

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    Honda prices 2008 Odyssey from $25,860
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    click above image to view more pics of the 2008 Honda Odyssey The 2008 Honda Odyssey, which went on sale four days ago, has been priced at $25,850 for the base model LX, which is a $205 increase over the previous model. The EX model has also gone up by $265 to $28,960. The two engine choices available are a 3.5-liter, all-aluminum, SOHC VTEC V6 with 244 HP, ...

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