I recently set out to answer the age-old question that every car shopper must eventually ask himself: Why would I buy a brand-new Honda Odyssey when I could get a used Aston Martin for the same price?
How cool are minivans? Cool enough to get a thousand horsepower.
Suburban boredom! Taking the kids to do Easter portraits at Sears! Shockingly un-Honda-like quality issues! Welcome to the joys of owning a second-generation Honda Odyssey.
The third-generation Honda Odyssey was a wildly popular minivan, so there's good news, for everyone with children, this week from the NHTSA. Honda is recalling 886,815 Odysseys, because your fuel pump may leak, which of course can lead to fiery death.
It's definitely possible the Honda Odyssey will become some sort of fixture in future college theatre projects, as a symbol of suburban life in the 2000s. And it's always useful in reinterpreting the Odyssey. The one by Homer. Not that Homer.
Forget big-horsepower trucks. Forget big-horsepower station wagons. Big-horsepower minivans are where it's at, and Bisimoto's 1,029 horsepower Honda Odyssey Power-Van is the new king.
If you've just bought a 2014 Honda Odyssey, I hope you're sitting down. Do you know on what side of the car your Odyssey tailgate badge is? It could be on the wrong side.
Honda's always been an interesting company, even if they have, on occasion, made some pretty boring cars. But even when they do make dull, somewhat uninspiring vehicles, those very same vehicles are named after some pretty radical ancestors. I'm talking about the Odyssey and Pilot.
My friends over at the art collective Machine Project are doing performances of Homer's Odyssey while inside a Honda Odyssey that circles LA's freeways. The Homer they have, but they sure could use the Honda.
How I Met Your Mother has been on for so long that it's sort of easy to forget Neil Patrick Harris isn't the different-girl-every-night, theory-for-every-situation guy in real life. Probably. Or the drug-addicted, sociopath of a former child actor from the Harold and Kumar movies. Probably.
Children! They're the worst thing ever, those filthy little beasts. They're like tiny little magnets for dirt and grime who want nothing more than to ruin your car seats with their melted crayons and juice boxes. But now the geniuses at Honda have a solution for the next time one of your screaming mouth-breather…
Honda executives actually said "the 2011 Odyssey will have more swagger than the new [Toyota] Sienna." With a crooked beltline and pretty much identical specs (aside from no all-wheel-drive option), the swagger must lie somewhere under the surface.
We haven't exactly been coy about our opinion of the BMW 5 Series GT, it's questionably-necessary and lumpy. Such needn't be the case though as evidenced by this JDM Honda Odyssey modified with an E92 BMW 3-Series Coupe nose.
Like salt and pepper, chocolate and vanilla, our look at the 20 most expensive cars to insure for 2009 has a flip-side. Today we'll be looking at the 20 least expensive cars to insure for 2009.
It looks like the 2010 Honda Odyssey will get a minor refresh. The centerpiece? Honda's new family grille.