Paid $21,000 new off the showroom floor in Alaska. Van has 117,000 miles and has had no major problems. Replaced timing belt at 100K but it did not need to be replaced, the old one looked like new. Tried to sell it a few years ago at fair market value but no takers.
Interior room, comfortable for 6 adults. I really like the captain chairs in the back and the fold down rear seat.
Brakes, brakes, brakes. We replaced our rear brakes before replacing the front brakes. Brakes squeak constantly with Honda parts. Terrible rear brakes nothing but problems. Sliding door stick and extremely hard to open.
I have to say this vehicle never left me on the side of the road somewhere. 118k without having transmission fail. Spent over 6k in scheduled recommended maintenance and wear. Including things I wouldn't expect to fail so soon..... Auto sliding door junction boxes, Motor mounts, and EGR. Did I mention EGR? Reason for that is I had it serviced under recall and it still need service for same issue yet I had to pay $700 for it. Ugh!!!
Space V6 Looks 3 row seat
Meet my expectations for a Honda. I've own 4 Honda's and I have to say quality is beginning to suffer. Starting with my 2000 Odyssey. My next purchase will be Toyota.
The first year we owned our van was great. Starting with the first summer our luck ran out and every summer for 3 years we'd have to replace the transmission. Honda helped us out once but after that we were on our own. During research my husband found out that the transmission used on this 2000 model had so many problems that Honda never used it again. Today we still own it but are hunting for another vehicle because our 3rd transmission has started to act up and before it dies we need to get out of this money pit of a car. we were a couple hundred from paying it off but instead are putting that money towards another vehicle. My husband swears we'll never own another Honda again.
Two big problems with the 2000 Odyssey. First, the transmission tends to break and has design issues. Second, the automatic sliding doors tend to break also. Both of them on my Odyssey have had issues, and are expensive to fix. Other than those, it is comfortable and handles well for a minivan.
Fix the transmission. I think that they have on more recent years. Improve the automatic sliding doors.
The long-term history of this vehicle has been moments of love interspersed with tragic disappointment. Our first mistake was not realizing that buying a Canadian-registered Honda in the US would cut us off from all factory support. Honda USA wouldn't help us because the car was Canadian. Honda Canada wouldn't help us because it was purchased in the US. Recall work performed for free for my neighbors cost me money. This is especially galling since all 2000 Odysseys were built in a single factory in Ontario. I will never buy another Honda. Problems: short-lived brakes, doors, more doors, transmission at 78k, another tranny at 109k, squealing brakes, broken seat, radio, smog control.
Engine, flip-fold seat, handling and performance (for a minivan in 2000), smooth transmission (when it works)
Better transmission, better radio, better doors. O2 sensor and other smog that isn't so sensitive. Some other OEM tire.