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zwei Biere bitte
01-13-2005, 06:04 PM
OK, so my Dad's deciding the next family car, and he wants a minivan. He narrowed the list to the 2005 Honda Odyssey LX and the 2005 Toyota Sienna LE. I would like to hear what you guys think is better, maybe from past experiences or something and a good reason or two. Oh yes, he is very concerned about safety, and fuel economy... <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

Player4
01-13-2005, 06:43 PM
Well i guess he did very good coming down to the last 2 because they are the best. Now the Sienna LE and Odyssey LX, Safety Odyssey offers it all at no extra charge while Sienna is by packages so the Odyssey wins it. Fuel Economy the Odyssey LX gets 19/25, Sienna LE gets 19/26 so i guess Sienna wins on this. The Odyssey LX (which is the lowest end model) does not have color keyed doorhandles, bodyside moldings, or side mirrors and it also doesnt come with a roof rack even though is an option. The Sienna does have color keyed everything and does come with a roof rack as standard.<p>I personally vote for the Odyssey LX because its got all the safety features as standard, whcih Sienna doesnt and can get pricey if you opted for them and also because to me the Odyssey looks better than the Sienna.<p>To help you better here is a Vehicle Comparion on the 2005 Honda Odyssey LX and the 2005 Toyota Siena LE.<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/apps/nvc/edmunds/VehicleComparison;jsessionid=BnvpdhwRRvp605mLb4TpQ fRcWC86fpXL88rvdhVlJSVnHxVqfZgm!-424638306?op=0&tab=pricing&isbasecar=true&modelid=&styleid=&refid=&maxvehicles=5&vehicleindex=&removestyle=&numCars=2&just=center&modelId0=100504442&styleId0=100454392&modelId1=100504982&styleId1=100458138" TARGET="_blank">Edmunds Vehicle Comparison</A>

anonms
01-13-2005, 06:45 PM
Hm... the choices are somewhat unbalanced.<p>It'd probably make more sense to compare bween an Odyssey LX and a Sienna CE or an Odyssey EX (w/o leather) with a Sienna LE....

Player4
01-13-2005, 06:57 PM
I actually thought about that too but LX and LE both have very similar base prices so maybe thats why he picked these two. Odyssey EX wins hands down against the Sienna LE. <p>Odyssey LX:<br> 255-hp, 3.5-liter, 24-valve SOHC VTEC V-6 engine<br> 5-speed automatic transmission<br> ULEV-2 emissions rating<br> Anti-lock braking system (ABS)<br> Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)<br> Brake assist<br> Drive-by-Wire Throttle System<br> Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control<br> 4-wheel independent suspension<br> 4-wheel disc brakes<br> Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure<br> Front, side and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor<br> 120-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 4 speakers<br> Air conditioning (manual, front and rear)<br> Power windows (front and 2nd row)<br> Electronic cruise control<br> 15 beverage holders<br> In-floor storage (2nd row)<br> One-motion 60/40 split 3rd-row Magic Seat<br> Dual sliding doors<br> Maintenance minder system<br> Retractable center tray table<br> Map lights (all rows)<p>Odyssey EX:<br>All LX features plus:<br> Alloy wheels<br> Power sliding doors<br> 120-watt AM/FM/XM-ready/6-disc in-dash CD changer audio system with 6 speakers<br> Tri-zone climate control (automatic front, manual rear)<br> Roof rails<br> Heated power mirrors<br> Auto-off headlights<br> HomeLink remote system<br> Conversation mirror with sunglasses holder<br> Steering wheel-mounted controls<br> Ambient console lighting<br> Driver's seat with 8-way power adjustment<br> Driver's seat with manual lumbar support<br> Stowable 2nd-row PlusOne Seat<br> Integrated sunshades (2nd-row)<br> In-floor storage with Lazy Susan<br> Security system<br> Cargo net<br> Exterior temperature indicator.<p>So EX gives you ALOT more. LX is $24,995.00. EX is $27,995.00.<br>

zwei Biere bitte
01-13-2005, 07:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chibi ichigo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hm... the choices are somewhat unbalanced.<p>It'd probably make more sense to compare bween an Odyssey LX and a Sienna CE or an Odyssey EX (w/o leather) with a Sienna LE....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The only problem is though, my Dad wants stability control, traction control, 3 row side curtain airbags, and 4 wheel dics. With the Sienna CE, I don't think stability/traction control is avalible, and I don't think 3 row side curtain airbags are avalible either (All of the above is part of a $2,000 package on the Sienna LE though). The Odyssey LX (Base) comes with all of these standard. <p>I prefer the Odyssey myself, but I'm just wondering if other people have opinions or something to say about them. <p>Player4, I wish he could get a Odyssey EX, but we're not the wealthiest family in the world <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

syclone
01-13-2005, 07:50 PM
i dont know much about either, so ill take the odyssey coz i like the lazy susan thing.<p>i just wanted to thank you for making a poll that made sense for once.

Player4
01-13-2005, 08:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Player4, I wish he could get a Odyssey EX, but we're not the wealthiest family in the world <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey man im not sayin dat u should get the EX its just an opinion and yea dats why dey make packages cuz not everybody's pocket is the same! Thats kool man!! np its kool!!<p>Yo but yea the Odyssey LX is the best and its got all that safety and other good stuff your dad wants so ig uess Odyssey fits your familys needs the best! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Sorry for being to nosy but when are you guys going to buy it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
01-13-2005, 08:19 PM
either is totally fine, just dont get anything BUT those 2!

Player4
01-13-2005, 08:22 PM
Yea i was gonna say that too. You cant go wrong with any of the 2 BUT as most of the people doing car shopping safety is a MUST then the Odyssey is better.<p>PS. Have you order the brochures of each? they are very helpful

zwei Biere bitte
01-13-2005, 08:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Player4</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey man im not sayin dat u should get the EX its just an opinion and yea dats why dey make packages cuz not everybody's pocket is the same! Thats kool man!! np its kool!!<p>Yo but yea the Odyssey LX is the best and its got all that safety and other good stuff your dad wants so ig uess Odyssey fits your familys needs the best! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Sorry for being to nosy but when are you guys going to buy it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>NP, we're heading down to the dealers this weekend, and IF we're lucky, we may get one one Monday. If not then, then probably in 1 or 2 weeks, 3 at the most. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

Player4
01-13-2005, 08:25 PM
Thats awesome!! My dad also wants to get an Odyssey but like in 6 months or even more.<p>Congrats!!

zwei Biere bitte
01-13-2005, 08:32 PM
Haha, thanks! Whatever the car, I'll post pics and tell you guyswhat I think of it! <p>Also, not only are we going minivan shopping this weekend, but we're also going to the... Lamborghini dealer! My brother's friend's uncle is a mechanic at the Lamborghini dealer here in San Francisco, and he told my Dad to call him up sometime on a weekend this month, and that we could go down to the dealer, check out all of the cars, and possibly get a ride in a Lambo! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Player4
01-13-2005, 08:38 PM
Alright i look forward for those pics. And the LAmbo dealer too! but maybe they wont let u take pics cuz a dealer i went to didnt let me take pics! <p>

zwei Biere bitte
01-13-2005, 08:40 PM
Well I have "connections" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Player4
01-13-2005, 08:44 PM
lol dats always good!!! Well then i guess we also look forward to see the Lambo pics!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

zwei Biere bitte
01-23-2005, 09:18 PM
Hey dawgs... So anyway, we decided to look for a 2002+ used Honda Odysseys (Dad's really concerned about safety, those models have 4 wheel discs, not to mention we didn't need a new one). So we got a grey, 2002 Odyssey EX with about 33,000 miles today <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Got a good deal on it too... 7 year/100,000 mile warrenty was included, another dealer nearby was asking $1,500 for the same warrenty (Not to mention their vehicles wern't "Honda Certified", whatever that means). That same dealer also listed a 2003 Oyssey with about 20,000 miles at $22,000 in the paper, but when we got there, it was really $26,000 (Warrenty wasn't included either, was dirty inside). <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

Player4
01-24-2005, 01:25 PM
Thats kool man!! Congrats on your new van!!! And also its kool that u guys went with what you needed and got a good deal on it too!!<p>

zwei Biere bitte
01-24-2005, 08:30 PM
OK, here it is... At least I think this is it: <p><A HREF="http://www.getauto.com/autolinks_cardetail.html?x_dealer_id=AAFgT&vinNum=5FNRL18642B023377" TARGET="_blank">http://www.getauto.com/autolin...23377</A><p>Nothin' special

Player4
01-25-2005, 01:11 PM
Nice van man!! Looks like its been well maintained and its Honda Certified!!!