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Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? #5455179 06/16/20 11:53 AM
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I have a 2014 Honda Odyssey Elite with about 70K on it. Been a very good van for us, never an issue. Ive maintained it flawlessly and just changed out every fluid on it over the weekend. We bought it used with 6000 miles on it and its performed perfectly. I've been considering a pre-owned 19/20 Odyssey Elite but I am on the fence after reading reviews on them. Id only look at a model with the 10 speed transmission as opposed to the 9 speed. I drove a 2019 Touring, seemed to be a nice van with great safety features but I couldn't help notice the interior materials feel a lesser grade than in my 14 and the 14 had a lesser feeling interior than the 08 Odyssey I traded in. The 08 had almost an Acura quality interior on it. Anyone have experience with a new Odyssey? Can I expect it to be as good as my 14? My 14 was pretty decked out back then with blind spot, lane departure warning and other features. I added the NavTool Apple CarPlay interface to it to update the infotainment tech. Id love a newer van, but I have been very skeptical after reading reviews. I do like the Chrysler Pacifica as well, but my last 3 vans were Hondas so Id prefer to stay in the Honda Family.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: carguy996] #5455184 06/16/20 11:57 AM
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Lots of VCM issues on that generation of Odyssey. If you have not disabled the VCM by now, you can expect fouled plugs and oil consumption soon. Search for a thread I posted on here showing the plugs that I took out from a 2012 Odyssey.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: carguy996] #5455186 06/16/20 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by carguy996
I have a 2014 Honda Odyssey Elite with about 70K on it. Been a very good van for us, never an issue. Ive maintained it flawlessly and just changed out every fluid on it over the weekend. We bought it used with 6000 miles on it and its performed perfectly. I've been considering a pre-owned 19/20 Odyssey Elite but I am on the fence after reading reviews on them. Id only look at a model with the 10 speed transmission as opposed to the 9 speed. I drove a 2019 Touring, seemed to be a nice van with great safety features but I couldn't help notice the interior materials feel a lesser grade than in my 14 and the 14 had a lesser feeling interior than the 08 Odyssey I traded in. The 08 had almost an Acura quality interior on it. Anyone have experience with a new Odyssey? Can I expect it to be as good as my 14? My 14 was pretty decked out back then with blind spot, lane departure warning and other features. I added the NavTool Apple CarPlay interface to it to update the infotainment tech. Id love a newer van, but I have been very skeptical after reading reviews. I do like the Chrysler Pacifica as well, but my last 3 vans were Hondas so Id prefer to stay in the Honda Family.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: The Critic] #5455187 06/16/20 11:59 AM
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I actually replaced the plugs at 55K because I read they could cold weld to the block....I was shocked not a single one was fouled. I have a friend with a 11 that consumes oil....mine so far doesn't use a drop, I change it when the maintenance minder tells me to.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: carguy996] #5455188 06/16/20 12:01 PM
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If you read the latest automotive and consumer reviews, overall the Honda auto brand has suffered in quality control, reliability and customer satisfaction in the past few years. It's why I'm holding onto my 2007 Ridgeline, and I've owned many Hondas and Acuras since 1990. In your case, I'd stand pat and enjoy the 2014 Odyssey.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: Donald] #5455189 06/16/20 12:01 PM
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I considered the Ascent, my Wife really likes those! I like having a van for the sliding doors and the added cargo room of a van when I need to haul stuff. We also looked at the Pilot, Pathfinder and Acadia as well. I keep going back to another Odyssey.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: carguy996] #5455198 06/16/20 12:08 PM
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So, your Odyssey is made well, suits your needs, doesn’t burn a drop of oil, and has been completely reliable.

And you want to replace it?

Why?


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: Astro14] #5455202 06/16/20 12:15 PM
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Im wanting to replace it because in about another year, year and a half, I am going to have the expensive timing belt service done and it will need tires, brakes, struts and stuff about the same time. Would rather get rid of it now because its harder to get rid of something that needs a couple 2-3 grand in repair a year or so down the road.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: carguy996] #5455213 06/16/20 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by carguy996
Im wanting to replace it because in about another year, year and a half, I am going to have the expensive timing belt service done and it will need tires, brakes, struts and stuff about the same time. Would rather get rid of it now because its harder to get rid of something that needs a couple 2-3 grand in repair a year or so down the road.


This is true if you're selling a vehicle privately. But if you're trading in, it doesn't matter because the dealer will send it to auction anyway.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: carguy996] #5455223 06/16/20 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by carguy996
Im wanting to replace it because in about another year, year and a half, I am going to have the expensive timing belt service done and it will need tires, brakes, struts and stuff about the same time. Would rather get rid of it now because its harder to get rid of something that needs a couple 2-3 grand in repair a year or so down the road.

Huh ? The timing belt typically isn't due until 105k and it's a $1000 service at most Honda dealers. Struts aren't a maintenance item so I wouldn't be planning to replace them unless they're failing. Brakes are nothing special and if you can DIY, that's something that can easily be under $250-300. Not sure about the other "stuff".

It sounds like you are looking for reasons to get rid of it to justify the shiny, new Odyssey that you have little good to say about....

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2021 Sienna with standard hybrid powertrain looks pretty good to me. Maybe keep the ody a couple more years to see how the new Siennas work out.

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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by carguy996
Im wanting to replace it because in about another year, year and a half, I am going to have the expensive timing belt service done and it will need tires, brakes, struts and stuff about the same time. Would rather get rid of it now because its harder to get rid of something that needs a couple 2-3 grand in repair a year or so down the road.

Huh ? The timing belt typically isn't due until 105k and it's a $1000 service at most Honda dealers. Struts aren't a maintenance item so I wouldn't be planning to replace them unless they're failing. Brakes are nothing special and if you can DIY, that's something that can easily be under $250-300. Not sure about the other "stuff".

It sounds like you are looking for reasons to get rid of it to justify the shiny, new Odyssey that you have little good to say about....


Yeah sounds the same to me. All that is a lot cheaper than a car payment.

If you want the new van that's great go for it, but you're never going to financially justify getting rid of a reliable well maintained 2014 for a 2019 anything.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: Astro14] #5455237 06/16/20 12:54 PM
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So, your Odyssey is made well, suits your needs, doesn’t burn a drop of oil, and has been completely reliable.

And you want to replace it?

Why?

This. If your current vehicle is perfectly fine you aren't doing much by getting a newer version of the same vehicle except blowing money.


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Re: Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey? [Re: carguy996] #5455239 06/16/20 12:55 PM
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I'd stick with the hand you have. I don't know much but I have heard a few people talking about how Honda quality has been slipping. Don't know if it is true but you may wanna ask around.

My Lexus mechanic said their quality has really done down on many of their models in the last few years. shrug

I guess when you believe all the competition is way below you, you figure you got a little room to play with.


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I'd hang onto it unless it's another make/model you're after.

My wife absolutely loved our 2008 Oddy LX even though it had the most issues of any of the make/model MVs we owned. We owned it from new until 2013 and about 80K miles.


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