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Automotive News: "Restyled, Re-engineered" Odyssey for '04
 Date: May 23, 2003 17:10
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: www.autonews.com/article.cms?articleId=43671
 Credibility Rating: 5


In a report on the resurgence of Minivan popularity (link above), Automotive news has a table listing the new models for the '04 model year. The Odyssey is shown in that list, stating that it will be "Restyled, re-engineered". Now this fits in with the 5-year model cycle plan that Honda announced back in the late '90s, but this information is in direct contradiction with word I have received from people "in the know", who have stated in no uncertain terms that the FMC would occur in MY'05.

Perhaps Honda is being cagey with the information that is released, as technically a "restyle, re-engineer" is not the same thing as a FMC. Other models shown in that list (Sienna, Quest) are described as being "redesigned" for the '04 model year, so there is a distinction. Automotive News is a very credible source, so I'll have to see if I can clear this up somehow.

Last edited by JeffX on December 06, 2006 08:05

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05-23-2003 17:33
Auto News is wrong   (Score: 1, Normal)
imhonda
05-23-2003 19:25
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05-23-2003 19:41
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05-23-2003 19:31
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05-23-2003 19:42
AutoWeek confirms AutoNews story   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-23-2003 22:09
Autoweek is also part of Crain Communications   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
05-23-2003 19:48
Re: Auto News is wrong   (Score: 1, Normal)
imhonda
05-23-2003 19:57
Credible source???   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-24-2003 00:52
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05-23-2003 20:43
Re: Auto News is wrong   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-23-2003 21:38
04 Color Chart info   (Score: 1, Normal)
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05-26-2003 10:48
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Re: not a "rebadged Ford". a rebadged "Nissan"   (Score: 1, Normal)
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