Why you should stick to Honda
By qualityfirst1 on
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Our van is wonderful. This is a minivan, so I'm rating it as a minivan. It feels like the center of gravity is much lower than Toyota or the domestics, so it feels like it is under control. Lots of nice creature comforts. Dual power sliding doors are awesome! Great engine. Great quality. Great fit and finish. Materials are superb. Honda blew one thing; the transmission has a design flaw. Ours went out around 80K mi. We thought we would have to pay for a new one (like our Mazda), but Honda admitted the problem and replaced it at no charge. They also extended the warranty to 100K mi. What an awesome company! And we didn't have to write a complaint letter. Buy a Honda!
Honda backs their cars. In the past, we've had problems with our Buick, Pontiac, Olds, Dodge and Mazda and none would stand behind their car. Honda blew it and they don't make excuses. What a novel concept! At over 140K mi, our van is still solid and doesn't burn oil.
Transmission problem. Van is also pretty heavy. Rear disc brakes would be nice. Include cross rails with the roof rack - dealers put them on all the cars and sell the "pro-pack" at huge markups - not very fair.