Buy an extended aftermarket warranty
By John on
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Transmission bad at 37k. Canadian dealer replaced it but that one was no good. Same dealer replaced it again. Now, the new one is no good either and the dealer isn't willing to help anymore. Honda Can. won't help since the van was bought from dealer who imported it into USA after it was sold new in Canada. Guess I got a gray market rig. Local Honda service guy says they're replacing all the trannys in these. Power doors work ok but scare us. If there is no power, the manual open option is very difficult - impossible for a child. If you needed to get out faster than the snail pace of the power door - too bad. Why do the editors love this vehicle? It's been nothing but trouble for us.
uh...good paint job? Nice chrome wheels. Peppy for a big van.
Too late - major power train issues are a major flaw and unforgiveable.