Purchased two years ago with 84K miles,
(just because its a Honda) and it now
has 125K. Ignition switch went bad,
but I think that was a fluke and it
cost less than $100 to fix. A/C
developed a leak over the winter, but
it has the R134a system which will keep
repair costs down. All other
mechanical parts work great. Two minor
problems are broken cup holder and
cracked arm rest on door that makes
irritating noises. The best thing
about this vehicle is that I'm never
concerned about it breaking down. How
do you put a price on peace of mind?
Very reliable. Children can easily use
rear doors without assistance. Good on
gas for vehicle of its size. Fold down
thrid seat is great for quick
transitions. Second seat provides
ample room for three people.
Just a few more bells and whistles for
comfort. A larger console for storage
and holding drinks and other items
would have been nice. I haven't been
in the newer models, but I'm sure Honda
has already improved this vehicle
This is the most reliable, least flaky car that I have ever owned. Seven seats in the Japanese configuration that I drive, often full, no trouble at all. MPG not great, comfort - OK, but reliable, reliable, reliable.
Gives no trouble, keeps on going in spite of my failing to service it regularly, driving it carelessly, wife knocking it into pillars and curbs. Ace.
The rear door leaks, which is annoying. A really bad stereo and a really awkward one to replace. Apart from that, nothing!
We bought this with 56k miles on it. it has 199k now. This has been the most dependable car we have ever owned. I bought wife a Mazda van and parked it for 18 months till daughter was old enough to drive. Started right up, took it to mechanic who had to clean the nox valves to get it to pass emissions and charged the AC and it was back in perfect condition till the daughter totaled it. Airbags allowed to teenagers to walk away from almost head on collision. Right now I am pondering another 95 Odyssey with a blown transmission to put this tranny in because in 18 months I have another kid ready to drive!
drop back seat for luggage
Rear end always squeaked, never could figure that out! Road noise a little loud
Just got this car in a private deal
from a couple who kept up with regular
maintenance. So far it has been a
great car to drive and I have had no
complaints. Took it on vacation and
really love the flip down rear seat. I
may never buy another american van
Rear seat that flips into the floor!
Would have been better to have a
slightly bigger engine, but if it keeps
going like this who cares.
Love my Honda. I bought it new in 95 and it's been a great little work horse. I've fixed little rust spots so they don't get away. Today it still looks like it last year's model. I've run it at 90 mph with no probs. Generally drive 70 - 75. It slows on take off with 4 passengers but it's well powered for 2 people. I see in reading other reviews I should do the timing belt. OK Next week. I'm at 150k miles. I had the ignition switch problem too. But the really big dangerous one is the ball joints. One upper let go at 140k. Watch out! It cost me $3000 in mechanical and body repairs. Lucky we had just slowed for a sharp turn at 20 mph.
removable seats. It's so easy to shampoo the carpets. The a/c has never been touched and still blows cool. The style is ageless.
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