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Workhorse, But Back to Toyota for Me
By Prof Utonium on
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan
Bought new. Had most bang for buck when it came out. Handles well--more like car than van/truck. Had lots of innovative features. It's probably improved, but always had Toyotas before--going back too (this week). It's the family van (3 girls); we use it for everything everyday, even pulling a trailer. However, seats uncomfortable, stereo marginal, power doors stink. Has problems seen on forums: Transmission replaced (recall fix). Power doors constantly failing (3 times since warranty ran out at $200+ a pop, 7 times total). Dash light dimmer burned out (recall fix). Speedometer failed. Loud, whining rear wiper but still works (we just don't use it). Some other dash lights out.
Drive/handling. Removable seats. Capacity. Visibility (no blind spots). Towing capacity.
Better doors, transmission, and radio. More comfortable seats. Better accreditation and oversight of Honda Service Centers. I live in the DC metro area. Lots of people; lots of centers and they are ALL rated poorly (and I agree).