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Old 08-06-2008, 11:56 PM
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Smile New LX Owner - are there any other LX owners out there?

Hi! I just bought my first Honda (drove a Subi before, which I still have), and my first minivan. We looked at both the EX and the LX and ended up choosing the LX this time around mainly to save money and because we felt pretty good about the options that come standard - less to break. But, I'm starting to feel a little lonely - so few out there. I'm beginning to second guess my decision. Does anyone out there have an LX and like it? When we decided to buy a minivan, Honda was, of course, at the top of our list and since we like to buy new and keep 'em awhile we decided to get a new Odyssey vs. a new anything else. But I don't see any others around. Also, does anyone have any experience with the resale of an LX? I'm worried I might not be able to sell it if I decide to upgrade later. Thanks - this site looks great! Lots of great comments!
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:24 PM
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I own an LX and with the exception of a few additional toys that comes with the EX and Ex-L I would still choose with LX because as the van gets older some the biggest problems that comes with the EX and EX-L is electrical and that can sometimes be very expensive to repair and the failure prune power sliding doors, almost every owner I know have issues with those power sliding doors.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:40 AM
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I Have one you are not alone. Here is mine From Puerto Rico. With some mods.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:19 PM
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I just bought the 08' Honda Odyssey LX. And I bought it mainly because of a tight budget. It did not feel right to pay $2000-$2500 extra for the EX. Wasn't in my budget.

Yes, I would have loved the power doors but not worth the extra money. plus my kids are little, so for the next few years, we will still have to get out & help them out of the car seats. I think the power doors help when you have kids who can get out themselves. Maybe after 3-4 years, I can go for the Honda Touring model.

This is my first van & I already love it. It drives like a car. I already filled gas the first time & got a mileage of 20 in the city. Waiting for the long weekend so that I can go on a road trip with the kids.
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I just bought the 08' Honda Odyssey LX. And I bought it mainly because of a tight budget. It did not feel right to pay $2000-$2500 extra for the EX. Wasn't in my budget.

Yes, I would have loved the power doors but not worth the extra money. plus my kids are little, so for the next few years, we will still have to get out & help them out of the car seats. I think the power doors help when you have kids who can get out themselves. Maybe after 3-4 years, I can go for the Honda Touring model.

This is my first van & I already love it. It drives like a car. I already filled gas the first time & got a mileage of 20 in the city. Waiting for the long weekend so that I can go on a road trip with the kids.
Congrats on your new ody.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:47 AM
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The LX's major problem is the tranny.
Keep it neat and with few or no problems
Other than that it has good resale value
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:57 AM
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The LX's major problem is the tranny.
Keep it neat and with few or no problems
Other than that it has good resale value
I think you are referring to the 1999-2004 model year Odysseys and their transmission issues. The model (i.e. LX, EX, etc.) did not have anything to do with the transmission issues.

Good choice on the LX. I've got a 2001 LX and the manual sliding doors are easy to maintain. Many posts on power sliding door problems. Especially if you are going to keep for the long term.

Should you wish to know the most common problems facing the 2008 model year, I compiled a list of TSBs:

2008 Odyssey Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)
TSB 08-006: Power Sliding Door Buzzes While Opening and Closing
Applies To: 2008 Odyssey – From VIN 5FNRL38..8B000001 thru 5FNRL38..8B011536
From VIN 5FNRL38..8B400001 thru 5FNRL38..8B401792
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-006.PDF

TSB 08-012: Service Manual Update: Factory-Installed HFL (HandsFreeLink) General Troubleshooting Information
Applies To: 2008 Accord With Navigation – ALL
2008 Odyssey With Navigation – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-012.PDF

TSB 08-017: Engine Knocks or Ticks at Idle
(Supersedes 08-017, dated April 2, 2008, to update the information marked by the black bar)
Applies To: 2008 Odyssey EX-L/Touring: From VIN 5FNRL38..8B000001 thru 5FNRL38..8B019499
From VIN 5FNRL38..8B400001 thru 5FNRL38..8B403623
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-017.PDF

TSB 08-026: Product Update: Audio Unit Display Is Not Readable or Tune and Volume Knobs Do Not Work
Applies To: 2008 Odyssey (except LX) – From VIN 5FNRL38..8B061204 thru 5FNRL38..8B065332
2008 Odyssey (except LX) – From VIN 5FNRL38..8B417185 thru 5FNRL38..8B418985
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-026.PDF

TSB 08-029: Outside Temperature Display Is Higher Than Actual After Hot Restart
Applies To: 2008 Odyssey EX, EX-L, Touring
– From VIN 5FNRL38..8B000001 thru 5FNRL38..8B060123
– From VIN 5FNRL38..8B400001 thru 5FNRL38..8B416795
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-029.PDF

TSB 08-051: DVD Read Error, or No Route Displayed, and Navigation DVD Is Scratched
Applies To: 2008 Odyssey models with navigation from VIN
5FNRL3...8B000001 thru 5FNRL3...8B004881
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-051.PDF

TSB 08-055: Sliding Door Does Not Open All The Way
Applies To: 2005–08 Odyssey – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-055.PDF

TSB 07-005: Power Steering Pump Whines, Buzzes, or Hums
Applies To: 2005–07 Odyssey – ALL 2008 Odyssey – From VIN 5FNRL38..8B000001 thru 5FNRL38..8B075356
2008 Odyssey – From VIN 5FNRL38..8B400001 thru 5FNRL38..8B419525
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A07-005.PDF

TSB 07-044: 2008 Honda Paint Codes
Applies To: 2008 Honda – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A07-044.PDF

TSB 07-069: 2008 Odyssey: PDI and New Model Information
Applies To: 2008 Odyssey – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A07-069.PDF

TSB 06-068: Vehicle Pulling or Drifting
Applies To: ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A06-068.PDF

TSB 06-072: TPMS Sensor Tool Usage
Applies To: 2007–08 Odyssey – ALL except Touring
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A06-072.PDF

TSB 05-032: Navigation System DVD Information and Inspection
Applies To: 2000–08 Odyssey
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A05-032.PDF

TSB 08-071 Engine Pings During Moderate to Heavy Acceleration
Applies To: 2007 Odyssey – ALL
2008 OdysseyLX, EX:
Production Line 1 –
FromVIN 5FNRL38x.8B000001
thru 5FNRL38x.8B037706
Production Line 2 –
FromVIN 5FNRL38x.8B400001
thru 5FNRL38x.8B410388
NOTE: x equals 2 or 4
EX-L, Touring:
Production Line 1 –
FromVIN 5FNRL38x.8B000001
thru 5FNRL38x.8B037448
Production Line 2 –
FromVIN 5FNRL38x.8B400001
thru 5FNRL38x.8B409144
NOTE: x equals 6, 7, 8, or 9
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-071.PDF

TSB 08-080 Wind Noise or Rattle From Front Doors
Applies To: 2008 Odyssey – From VIN 5FNRL38..8B000001 thru VIN 5FNRL38..8B093699
2008 Odyssey – From VIN 5FNRL38..8B400001 thru VIN 5FNRL38..8B419525
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-080.PDF

TSB #08-084 Time on Display Changes Randomly
Applies To: 2005–09 Odyssey with Navigation – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-084.PDF

TSB #08-088 Service Manual Update: Poor AM or FM Reception
Applies To: ALL 2004–09 Models
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-088.PDF

TSB 07-045 Brake Pedal Is Low and Feels Soft
Vehicles Affected: 2007–08 Odyssey – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A07-045.PDF

TSB 09-004 Parking Brake Indicator Stays on When the Parking Brake is Released
Applies To: 2008–09 Odyssey – ALL except Navigation
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A09-004.PDF

TSB #09-017
Gap Between the Front Passenger’s Airbag Lid and the Dashboard
Applies To: 2008–09 Odyssey – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A09-017.PDF

TSB #08-078 Electrical Problems and B-CAN DTCs After Exposure to Water/Water Leaks
Applies To: 2005-2009 Odysseys
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A08-078.PDF

Not a TSB yet but a Honda Service News article for now: Camshaft Leaks Engine Oil at Pulley Mounting Bolt http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SN/A09050j.pdf

TSB # 09-047 MIL Comes On With DTC P0962, P0963, P0966, P0967, P0970, or P0971
Applies To: 2007–08 Odyssey – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A09-047.PDF

TSB # 09-046 Sliding Door Center Seal Is Torn or Worn
Applies To: 2008–09 Odyssey – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A09-046.PDF

Power Sliding Door Stops at Half-Latch Position, Won’t Close
Currently Applies To: ’05–09 Odyssey
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SN/A09060t.pdf
Rear Wheels Howl or Moan When Braking
Currently Applies To: ’05–09 Odyssey
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SN/A09060o.pdf
TSB 09-053 Product Update: Lock-Up Clutch Judders Between 20–45 MPH
Applies To:
2007–08 Odyssey – ALL
2009 Odyssey LX, EX:
Production Line 1 –
FromVIN 5FNRL3...9B000351
thru 5FNRL3...9B056551
Production Line 2 –
FromVIN 5FNRL3...9B400201
thru 5FNRL3...9B410343
EX-L, Touring:
Production Line 1 –
FromVIN 5FNRL3...9B000201
thru 5FNRL3...9B050869
Production Line 2 –
FromVIN 5FNRL3...9B400321
thru 5FNRL3...9B405632

http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A09-053.PDF

TSB 09-054 Power Doors Continually Lock While Driving
Applies To: 2007 Odyssey – ALL Touring models
2008–09 Odyssey – ALL
http://www.in.honda.com/********/pubs/SB/A09-054.PDF

http://www.odyclub.com/forums/showth...light=2008+tsb

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Old 05-08-2010, 10:34 AM
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Hi! I just bought my first Honda (drove a Subi before, which I still have), and my first minivan. We looked at both the EX and the LX and ended up choosing the LX this time around mainly to save money and because we felt pretty good about the options that come standard - less to break. But, I'm starting to feel a little lonely - so few out there. I'm beginning to second guess my decision. Does anyone out there have an LX and like it? When we decided to buy a minivan, Honda was, of course, at the top of our list and since we like to buy new and keep 'em awhile we decided to get a new Odyssey vs. a new anything else. But I don't see any others around. Also, does anyone have any experience with the resale of an LX? I'm worried I might not be able to sell it if I decide to upgrade later. Thanks - this site looks great! Lots of great comments!
I have been an Odyssey owner since 2000 when I purchased the Xl and clocked up 190k miles.

I sold it 2 months ago and purchased a 2009 lx with 20kmiles on it for $18k.

I have never had any probles with my first van, however it did get serviced at the dealer all the time.

These vehicles are the best daily use vehicles I have driven and owned and I dont believe you will have any problems with yours.

have fun with your Odyssey.

Harry
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I own an LX and with the exception of a few additional toys that comes with the EX and Ex-L I would still choose with LX because as the van gets older some the biggest problems that comes with the EX and EX-L is electrical and that can sometimes be very expensive to repair and the failure prune power sliding doors, almost every owner I know have issues with those power sliding doors.
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