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No tranny problems here.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By weigel5
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan


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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.


Best Features

Interior design


Worst Features

More reliable passenger side automatic sliding doors.


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2000 odyssey
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By christislord
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan LX 4dr Minivan


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No longer a Honda fan. My 2000 odyssey is on it's 5th transmission. The first failed at about 55000. Honda put 3 rebuilt transmissions in, one only lasted about 15,000 miles. The fifth i put in at an independent dealer who rebuilt it. We bought new and had all work done at the dealership, took good care of it. Honda Corporate refused to pay for the last transmission. I feel that since they know there are problems with the transmissions they should take responsiblity for them. They advertise that 80% of their Honda's are on the road 20 years later, they should keep them running by replacing defective transmissions for 20 years. I expected to keep this for 20 years.


Best Features

Back seat drops down easily to make for large carrying ability. Back seat up allows for tall items to be carried. Middle seats can be together or separate. Smooth ride (when transmission is working) and easy to handle comfortable. good visibility.


Worst Features

Reliable transmissions!


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A Family Hauler
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By P33B
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan LX 4dr Minivan


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Purchased Odyssey new in April 2000. Had a '92 Chrysler minivan previously which was the most unreliable vehicle ever. Have 4 kids and needed something large. Now has 113,000 miles, extremely reliable (routine maintenance only) except for transmission. Replaced transmission last year at 105,000 miles. Honda split the cost based on extended warranty for transmission. Sliding doors stick in wet weather. 16-18 MPG city, 22-25 MPG highway at 70-75 MPH. Reasonable for a heavy vehicle. Still solid with no squeaks or rattles. Don't use to too often anymore but it runs great. Own three other Hondas and Odyssey has been just as reliable.


Best Features

Panoramic view out front windows. Crisp handling for its size. Room for a large family, dog and luggage for a long trip. Excellent A/C on hot days.


Worst Features

Sliding doors stick. Acceleration adequate which gets leisurely with a heavy load. Wind noise on highway.


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2nd transmission gone
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By Ross_t
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan


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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.)


Best Features

Capacity


Worst Features

Please Honda, send your transmission designers/engineers to school! Learn how to make your automatics as good as your manual transmissions. Replacing these boat anchor lumps isn't a trivial expense.


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Love My Ody!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By shadowfax5113
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan


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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.


Best Features

Love my Navigation system, upgraded the DVD. Love the cargo room, ease of stowing rear seats and removal of 2nd row.


Worst Features

Honda should really have put more thought into the transmission, the clutch plates need more lubrication grooves, they should use synthetic ATF, and a cooler and inline filter should be standard! The sliding doors need more durable rollers! Other than that, I have no suggestions.


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