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New 2005 EX owner | HELP!

Hi,

I have an 18 months boy and my wife is expecting twins so I needed to get rid of my Toyota Echo and get a van. After a complete investigation I decided I was going to get an Odyssey.

While I was visiting my parents for the Holidays I got an incredible deal at my hometown Honda dealership. A 2005 EX, only 43000 km! The ex-owner (that my family knows - small town) is a 78 years old man who treats its minivans like babies. It looks like it just got out of the factory. Neat, almost no signs of wear at all.

The breaks were done last june and I got a brand new set of Yokohama winter tires.

I'm pretty excited about all this but I have some issues I need your help with.

WIPERS
The dealer said I should only change the blades on the OEM wipers, but my father (a former Odyssey owner) says it doesn't stand the rigors of our winters up north so I should get reflex-type wipers in the front. He wasn't sure about the rear one. I did my research and set my sights on the Trico Neoform or the Bosch Icon. Seems right? What about the rear one?

1st, 2nd, 3rd ROW RUBBER MATS
The ex-owner kept its rubber mats for its new 2011 model so I didn't get any. The interior/floor is beige and if I dont cover it completely it's soon gonna be all brown and dirty with all the snow/salt/calcium we get on our boots up here. My father says I shouldn't get the custom-OEM (aren't deep enough to contain the liquid accumulation of melted calcium) so I installed regular square mats like he used to do. But his floor was dark grey, mine is so pale it's gonna get ugly if I don't cover it completely. Some companies like Weathertech offer all weather complete coverage solutions but some reviews sates 3rd-row mats doesn't fit at all in the van. Any insights on what I could/should get?

CARGO MAT
With the twins and my baby boy, the smaller part of the rear bench is always gonna be out while the larger part will be in and out. I'm thinking about getting the genuine cargo mat and cut it 40/60 so I can use either part independently - as a mat when the bench is in or to cover the inside of the hole when the bench is out. That would leave some portions uncovered whit the bench out but it's best solution I could come up with. Any comments or other ideas?

BENCH COVERS
The benches are also a pale beige. With kids all over the place I need to cover all that. What I read is that generic covers look bad while custom covers are very costy. And I couldn't find captain's chair generic covers at Canadian Tire or online. What could/should I get?

Also, if you're from around Montreal and know where I should get/order these accessories, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Re: New 2005 EX owner | HELP!

HondaPM said:

WIPERS
The dealer said I should only change the blades on the OEM wipers, but my father (a former Odyssey owner) says it doesn't stand the rigors of our winters up north so I should get reflex-type wipers in the front. He wasn't sure about the rear one. I did my research and set my sights on the Trico Neoform or the Bosch Icon. Seems right? What about the rear one?

A quick search for 'wiper blades' in forum titles shows about a dozen threads...but this seems to be the most comprehensive of the bunch: Odyssey Wiper Blades
 

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1st, 2nd, 3rd ROW RUBBER MATS
The ex-owner kept its rubber mats for its new 2011 model so I didn't get any. The interior/floor is beige and if I dont cover it completely it's soon gonna be all brown and dirty with all the snow/salt/calcium we get on our boots up here. My father says I shouldn't get the custom-OEM (aren't deep enough to contain the liquid accumulation of melted calcium) so I installed regular square mats like he used to do. But his floor was dark grey, mine is so pale it's gonna get ugly if I don't cover it completely. Some companies like Weathertech offer all weather complete coverage solutions but some reviews sates 3rd-row mats doesn't fit at all in the van. Any insights on what I could/should get?

A quick search for 'floor mats' in forum titles shows many varied threads...here's a list for you to choose from: Floor Mats
 

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BENCH COVERS
The benches are also a pale beige. With kids all over the place I need to cover all that. What I read is that generic covers look bad while custom covers are very costy. And I couldn't find captain's chair generic covers at Canadian Tire or online. What could/should I get?
A quick search for 'seat covers' in forum titles shows many varied threads...here's a list for you to choose from: Odyssey Floor Mats


HondaPM said:
Also, if you're from around Montreal and know where I should get/order these accessories, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help.
I'm in California, but this might help: Odyssey accessories in Montreal :p
 

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I'll start using the search tool. Thank you very much.
 

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I tried aftermarkets and they were terrible. I went back to the OEM honda brand--however, I would add trying to order online from a discount place instead of paying full msrp.

I also ordered one set of blades and an extra with just the rubber refill as the blades aren't cheap. With northern snows, you might investigate the heavy duty ones for the winter.
 
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