We recently got hit on the freeway…totaling our 2005 Odyssey. I was glad…no injuries and I HATED that van, ready for upgrade. We shopped SUV’s, etc. My husband and i hated how the Siena was so invasive “in our space” in the front seat. My daughter didn’t like the lack of cup holders. So we ended up leasing a 2017 Odyssey. We’ve always paid cash for cars…always! this was new for us but primarily from my objection! I never ever, EVER wanted to own a car over 7 years old again! I was disgusted. I would rather own my home and “rent” my car. So we leased. After one week of driving, our whole family was missing the crap Odyssey I hated (because EVERYTHING was breaking down on it) because of several things:
- The old van had more SPACE!!! OMG! where did the space go?! We travel from SoCal TO Washington state twice a year with FOUR kids! We need SPACE! The front passenger has no room for book bags and computer (like 05 van), the driver has no LEG room. If we crash in the 2017…whoever is driving will have SEVERE knee damage! It’s CRAZY!
- Cargo are…if felt like it is HALF the area of the 05! where did the space go!!!
- Back seat passenger has very LITTLE leg room! noticeable by the teens who could EASILY fits their legs in the back seat when the captains chairs were filled w/friends in the 05.
- NOBODY thinks the chairs are as comfortable! I drove 1.5hrs to a friend and realized the 05 was WAAAAAY more comfortable than 2017! the kids were complaining…I wasn’t happy.
WTH?? I almost want to return the van, claim our losses and go get the best condition 05 or later (that still resembles the 05) and move on.
The navigation system is confusing! The phone system is CRAZY weird and NOT intuitive!
I am SOOOOOO bummed and I didn’t think i would feel this way over a brand new car but I HATE it! Does anyone one have feedback on this situation? understand? am i nuts? what can you say?