1995 Honda Odyssey RA1
Available for: $10,495
Honda has long set the benchmark for minivan design and it all started here with the RA1. With a focus on practicality, the Odyssey offers ample space, comfortable seating for seven, and a grand-tourer esque ride quality making it an instant hit around the globe. This 1995 is just barely broken in with an incredible 49k verified and documented miles and is finished in Honda's Azure Blue-Green Pearl (BG-34P). The paint is in decent shape overall but does show some touchup marks, scratches, scuffs, and dings, with notable evidence of PDR work in the left front fender. The exterior is utilitarian in design, making for a great time-capsule addition to your driveway or blank canvas for a VIP van build. For those looking for a reliable people hauler that's simple to service, you can't go wrong with a low-mileage, factory-fresh Honda van. Affordable, spacious, and comfortable this Odyssey is a true Japanese Classic the whole family can enjoy.
The cabin is in great shape overall, and was clearly well cared for over the years. Trimmed in plush grey cloth upholstery, the materials show fantastic for a 27 year old vehicle, which is no surprise given the low number of miles on the clock. The driver receives an adjustable steering column and electric locks, mirrors, and windows to make daily use enjoyable. These work properly as does the dual-zone air conditioning system ensuring both front and rear occupants stay comfortable. The dashboard and door cards show well, too, and lack any cracks or distortion. The OEM audio does function but it does have some distortion when set on a higher volume. The patterned cloth on the seats is soft to the touch and in good nick. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears and offer plenty of cushion and support for those inevitable upcoming road trips. The middle row can fold forward and the rear row can be fully tucked away for maximum storage capacity. The carpets and headliner have also held up quite well showing very minimal staining. Factory carpeted floor mats, owner's manual, and maintenance booklets are even on hand for the next owner and further justify that this van has had an excellent service history!
Under the hood of this Odyssey is a four-cylinder F22B. Fresh off an oil and filter service, the engine springs to life thanks to a new 12v battery and battery terminals we installed here in our shop. We also installed a new valve cover gasket ensuring the fresh fluid stays put, and doesn't sweat a drop of lubricant! We also replaced the thermostat while we were in there. Torque is fed through a slick-shifting automatic to the front wheels. The Odyssey accelerates quite well and sustained highway driving is comfortable and worry-free! The suspension soaks up road imperfections, and the ride is soft and predictable, akin to the later model Odysseys of today. The brakes are confident and the power steering is light but on point, courtesy of the new left front rack boot. Lastly, we've wrapped the factory steelies in all new Falken all-season tires. They quiet down the road noise a fair amount, but most importantly, will last for tens of thousands of miles to come.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.