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Hey everyone. I have been looking to replace our '06 Mazda MPV. Looked at the Sienna and Odyssey. Considered the Quest, but since I can't seem to find any to look at, I crossed that one out quickly. Today we purchased a '11 Ody EX-L in Topaz with Truffle. We were very happy with our Mazda, but were just outgrowing its capacity and reliability was becoming a factor. Glad to be a part of this forum, and I look forward to learning quite a lot with you guys about this new vehicle!
 

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Congrats on the purchase!

You'll enjoy the drive of the Ody. I fell in love coming from a Hummer.

very kid friendly too. ...another reason for choosing the Ody.

I also looked at the '11 Sienna Limited.
the only positive I saw was it had the AWD option, but no one here locally had one.

My boys sat in both vans...and they all agreed the Ody was their choice.
 

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Thanks guys.

We looked at the Sienna as well. We liked some of the features a lot, but it seemed apparent to us that the Honda was put together with a more solid feel and a better drive. Cases in point: the glove boxes in the Sienna were flimsy to the touch, the dash sounded hollow, and the switches were not very reassuring. My 3 kids could have broken that Toyota down to its components in a matter of months. Also the rear axle in the Sienna is twist beam (if I am not mistaken). I wanted my money to go to luxury that was built into the vehicle, not just bells and whistles added onto a car. I know some will disagree, but we simply experienced more quality in the Honda...and this from someone who said he will never buy a new American car because they're so cheaply made.

It didn't influence my decision, but after my oldest son (10 years)got out of the Honda, he exclaimed "Dad, I love this car! It's sooo cool!"
 

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smoverstreet said:
It didn't influence my decision, but after my oldest son (10 years)got out of the Honda, he exclaimed "Dad, I love this car! It's sooo cool!"
How could you resist that? :D
 
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