Quality Not Up To Honda's Reputation
By Bryan on
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I have had more problems with this van than any other vehicle I have owned. I bought it based on the Honda name and have since realized that even Honda can make a lemon. I would recommend avoiding the 1999-2001 model years and get the 2002 and later years. Or better yet, go for the Sienna or Grand Caravan. The Odyssey offers a stiff ride with good handling. It is extremely manuverable. The interior is so-so with hard seats that are not too comfortable on a long ride and the stock radio is about as good as my clock radio next to my bed. Plan on upgrading unless you only listen to AM radio. The side doors have a problem with sticking in the winter and the dealer can't seem to fix it.
Very tight turn ratio. Roomy.
Sliding doors, more durable paint, better trans, better sound system, improve the stock tires...