1995 VIP Honda Odyssey
Available for: $10,995
Stock Number: 4951
High-style haulers are all the rage in Japan and have been for many years. This 1995 Honda Odyssey is a fine example of a platform that touts a low cost of ownership, is comfortable, and includes plenty of power amenities. Offered with a mere 82K verified miles it's set off by some striking Fabulous Aero. The body is in good shape aside from some small dings, chips, and scuffs associated with normal use. Finished in Sebring Silver Metallic (NH552), this legally imported and recently serviced minivan would make for a killer daily driver or weekend hauler. As an affordable, spacious, and flashy six-seater, you can't beat it for the money!
The cabin has been kept up nicely over the years and is still in good overall condition. Even the original owner's manual is still in the glovebox! The view of the road ahead is clear thanks to the taller seating position and large front windscreen. The dash is in good nick and lacks any major imperfections such as discoloration or cracking. A digital climate system sits front and center and is easy to use and intuitive. Unfortunately, the head unit was yanked out in Japan, but a decent replacement isn't expensive here stateside and the vehicle is still wired for audio. The seats are comfortable on long cruises and are upholstered in a soft gray textured cloth. Besides a slight abrasion on the passenger side seat bottom about the size of a quarter, the seating lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. The carpets look good, but the door cards have a few nicks, and the headliner has a few scuffs to note. An adjustable steering column is standard and the driver has controls for power locks, windows, and mirrors that all work as they should. The rear seats fold up to provide a more spacious cargo area and the rear occupants also benefit from rear climate control that is standard on JDM odysseys.
Mechanically these are similar to Honda Accord which makes finding parts easy as pie. The RA2 is powered by an F22B four-cylinder engine. Fresh off an oil and filter service she starts right up with the twist of the key, thanks to a new 12V battery we just installed. The massive dual tips give off a throatier exhaust note and looks sweet to boot. Mated to an auto gearbox, power is sent to all four wheels. The transmission shifts well and lacks any clunking or hesitation. Acceleration is more than enough to merge onto the interstate safely and a new engine air filter ensures maximum fuel economy can be achieved. The longer wheelbase is good for high-speed stability and the suspension is compliant for daily use. To complete the package, the 19" ACS Zeus Line wheels are wrapped in new all-season tires at all four corners. They add a bit of flair and should deliver premium year-round grip for years 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 complaint 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.