Test drove the '05 Ody.....whadda ya think?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Harpman, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Harpman

    Harpman Guest

    Test drove the '05 Sienna LE & the '05 Ody EX..........certainly like the
    Ody better........ergonomics, quick, nimble, etc.....except the road noise
    was more than I expected...maybe due to the new PAX Michelin tires?
    Got one dealerships here in Vegas to knock off $500 off the $28K sticker,
    but that's all!
    More concerned about buying into a new model year?
    Any feedback is appreciate...TIA!
    Harpman, Jan 7, 2005
  2. The EX doesn't have PAX. So, that's not an issue.

    Because of PAX, which people don't want, the demand is up for the EX--so
    prices are up. However, if you can suffer with PAX, you can get a base
    Touring for about the same money--because demand for that model is low,
    which leads to a lower price.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jan 7, 2005
  3. Harpman

    Harpman Guest

    Your correct...my mistake on the PAX..............don't know the pros & cons
    on the PAX tires? You say, "suffer with PAX"...could you elaborate?
    I'll compare the Touring Basic vs. the EX...............bells & whistles.
    Harpman, Jan 7, 2005
  4. Harpman

    RonT Guest

    There is an article in this month's Road & Track that covers Michelin's PAX
    tire technology:


    RonT, Jan 7, 2005
  5. Harpman

    JerseyMike Guest

    how was the fit and finish on the interior compared to the Toyota?
    i've heard that the Toy. has a much better finished product on the interior
    fit and finish. i'm leaning toward the Honda, but w/ the Toy being less $$
    and basically neck and neck overall against the Ody. it's a tough choice.

    JerseyMike, Jan 7, 2005
  6. Harpman

    Harpman Guest

    IMO the Honda had better ergonomics, i.e.....interior was designed
    smarter...shifter, radio, AC layout etc.
    Seats were about the same as the Toy, third row in the Honda was much easier
    to manipulate. The lazy susan setup on the Honda was a smart idea but I
    could see how dirt and other crap would find its way into the various cubby
    Easy to nick pick both but my first impression was that the Honda seem to be
    more favorable to me..............
    go look and then give me your opinion!
    Harpman, Jan 7, 2005
  7. Harpman

    dbmethods Guest

    Does LX come with PAX? Heard about too many problems on Power sliding door..
    I would just consider LX.
    dbmethods, Jan 8, 2005
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