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    MotorWeek Review of 2011 Odyssey

    After having reviewed the Sienna, MotorWeek said in it's Odyssey review this week "the Odyssey is the only minivan with an independent rear suspension, and it exhibited crisp steering, with a very Accord-like nimble feel overall...class leading 28 highway (MPG)....There is no reason that the 2011 Honda Odyssey won't continue as the most coveted mommy-mobile in the land." The transcript of the show is available at MotorWeek's website.

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    Re: MotorWeek Review of 2011 Odyssey

    Originally posted by Indy Ace
    After having reviewed the Sienna, MotorWeek said in it's Odyssey review this week "the Odyssey is the only minivan with an independent rear suspension, and it exhibited crisp steering, with a very Accord-like nimble feel overall...class leading 28 highway (MPG)....There is no reason that the 2011 Honda Odyssey won't continue as the most coveted mommy-mobile in the land." The transcript of the show is available at MotorWeek's website.
    It is nice to read another positive review, but I have driven some cars that Motorweek reviewed ("endorsed" really) and I think it is difficult to find a negative car review on their program.

    Not that they are wrong about the 2011 Odyssey though.

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    The review was indeed positive, but what about the viewer comments below the video? Almost universally negative!

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    Originally posted by gfh77665
    The review was indeed positive, but what about the viewer comments below the video? Almost universally negative!
    Allot of people seem to think the new van looks worse than the old one. I'm not so sure that is the case.

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    LOL...ok this post prompted me to not only watch the video, but start to poke around youtube for other 2011 videos.

    I'd encourage you to watch the following videos in the order shown below, and try not to laugh at the guy reviewing the Sienna's braking in the last one...

    Evasive Test:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iURHp...eature=related

    Driver Controls:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca2mJ...eature=related

    Backup Camera:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx9t1...eature=related

    Braking Test:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W8XA...eature=related
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    Originally posted by brady33
    LOL...ok this post prompted me to not only watch the video, but start to poke around youtube for other 2011 videos.

    I'd encourage you to watch the following videos in the order shown below, and try not to laugh at the guy reviewing the Sienna's braking in the last one...

    Evasive Test:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iURHp...eature=related

    Driver Controls:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca2mJ...eature=related

    Backup Camera:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx9t1...eature=related

    Braking Test:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W8XA...eature=related
    That's what you want to do - an evasive maneuver test with 6 passengers.

    And the female passenger can feel the softness of the brakes from the middle row??

    The only thing this video shows is how loud both vans are under hard acceleration.

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    Originally posted by Shazzam
    That's what you want to do - an evasive maneuver test with 6 passengers.

    And the female passenger can feel the softness of the brakes from the middle row??

    The only thing this video shows is how loud both vans are under hard acceleration.

    OMG I know! I honestly laughed out loud when the guy stops the Sienna...
    "It seemed a little softer...aaaand, it was straight. The pedal felt, 'bout the same...but it, didn't feel as positive."

    Well, thank you Mr. Smartypants for that objective review. LOL!!!! I don't know why it was so funny to me but this is some profound level of car comedy in action.
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    They are taking themselves a little seriously and seem to be trying to come up with things to say to differentiate the Odyssey and Sienna, but I actually think it is a great idea to load up minivans with people when doing these kinds of tests.

    Reminds me of how TireRack always using high end cars, often RWD BMWs, in their tests, when their customers mostly have FWD average cars.*

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    * Yes, there probably are reasons to use these high end cars, but no one will convince me that they are representative of TR's customers' cars.
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