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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan

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Honda Odyssey Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Honda Odyssey

  • A large cabin, excellent crash test scores, a reputation for reliability and a high resale value make this our favorite minivan on the market.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Good power, excellent crash test scores, tons of interior space.

  • Cons

    Transmission hesitates to shift, leather seating not available.

  • What's New for 2000

    The only new feature is an optional navigation system on the EX.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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No tranny problems here.

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan

I bought this vehicle new and sold it about a year ago. It was a great vehicle for the 11yrs we owned it. Only consistent problem was the passenger automatic sliding doors would get out of alignment every other year or so. It also developed a slight oil leak (very slight) as in one to five drops per week (estimate) never actually counted the droplets on a weekly basis. I only hope the new owners have as good of an experience with this vehicle as we did.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2nd transmission gone

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan

Decent minivan, has some squeaks and rattles, struts are shot and the second transmission just blew. The first transmission went at ~58k, less than 40k on the second. I have kept the transmission fluid clean by drain and fills, has Honda trans cooler. Other items replaced have been wear items. I would be quite happy with this vehicle if the transmissions had been better engineered and reliable. Honda has been poor in standing behind their product IMHO and won't get another purchase out of me. (multiple Honda car owner.)



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love my ody!

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan

We bought our 2000 Odyssey in 2004 with 93,000 miles. We just replaced the original transmission with a nicely rebuilt one. I love this van! Drives nicely, looks great, gets good mileage (avg. 21 mpg) for a van. For the wear and tear we have put on it, 3 kids, 6 dogs, numerous road trips, it has performed admirably.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2000 honda ody ex

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan

I'd be very happy with this vehicle if it weren't for the automatic transmission. I nursed the original transmission along for years, but it finally became too flaky to consider safe. I just had it rebuilt at 160k miles at a private shop for almost $4,000 exactly. I had my car serviced by the dealer until 4 years ago; they kept telling me that they couldn't find anything wrong. Only when I took it to a private mechanic did I get the news that these transmissions are not up to par.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Transmission gremlin

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan

I am short of 100k on my 2000. The original transmission lasted until 60k. The replacement which was free under the extended warranty only lasted 30k. Honda discounted the 3rd transmission to $1600 for the 3rd transmission. I have no faith in these units with the bearing failure. If it weren't for the poor economy, I would trade the car in. I also experienced the other issues that that were covered by the extended warranty, like the EGR ports. Otherwise, the car has held up fairly well without other major problems. It's a shame that this handsome nice driving minivan has this transmission reliability issue.




Not honda quality

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan

Bought this van from my sister who bought it new but after a serious side- impact accident the van held up well. I got a deal. Engine seems underpowered and handling is ok. I've had constant issues with the van. Worn front tires, front brakes need replacing almost yearly. Replaced the tranny @ 90K but now at 115K it's gone bad again. Sliding door problems and EGR/cat converter issues also plague my van. I have an Acura TL and am just hoping it doesn't have the same issues. I'm selling for a different brand if I can get out from under these repair costs. I wouldn't buy it again and have definitely taken Honda off the top of my shopping list.



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What's New for 2000

The only new feature is an optional navigation system on the EX.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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