We bought our Odyssey in August of 2000, about 6 months after we bought it the sliding doors started to jam and on several occasions would not open. To this day December 1 2004 they still occasionally jam but after bringing it to Honda in '01 it is a lot less frequent. That is the only problem I have had with this van. Other than that everything is excellent.
Folding rear-seats, spacious trunk, good gas mileage, excellent build (only a few scratches after getting into an accident) and good handling and traction.
Sliding doors, although after driving in a friend's re-designed for '05 Odyssey I see that problem has been greatly improved, as well as in the earlier EX models.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.