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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Honda Odyssey Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Honda Odyssey

  • The best minivan sold in America just got better for 2002.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent crash-test scores, huge interior, fold-flat third-row seat, powerful V6, optional navigation and entertainment system, a bargain at sticker price.

  • Cons

    Slow power sliding doors, dealer markup still a possibility.

  • What's New for 2002

    The Odyssey gains a number of improvements this year. Included with the Odyssey 2.1 upgrade is more power, a new five-speed transmission, standard rear disc brakes and side airbags, optional leather seating and DVD entertainment, two new exterior colors and minor interior storage refinements.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Transmisson

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

We bought this 2002 Honda Odyssey it look good they said it skips between 2 and 3 gears but now it is so bad you cannot drive it. Do not buy.



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Nice van, poor quality on

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

The problem keeps coming back. My brother took his van for the recall, "got fixed". A week ago his van broke and he will fixed the transmission for the 3 time. My husband got me an Odyssey a month ago and I didn't want to exchange it because of the bad reputation it has. I was happy with my Nissan Quest it never gave me any problem for the 6 yrs that I own it. I keep the Odyssey because of the 4 doors, it has giving me some problems when I drive it, it loses power and one of the motor lights is now on. It's not a surprise, the mechanic says the transmission needs to be fixed. I'll not be surprise to hear their is a class action against Honda. I'm selling mine, and won't be buying Hondas.




Odyssey

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

i love odysseys especially because of the vtec v6 that you can actually hear the vtec kick in 0-60 in 7.7 seconds the muffler sounds like a g35 a little. it's a very useful van you can fit alot of stuff in it. i don't know why people complain about the sliding doors because they are slow its says no where on the sliding doors type R




Not an accord

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

After having a troublefree Honda 1990 Accord for 240,000 miles, my expectations were high for the Odyssey. I was initially worried about 2 things: Honda bragged that the Odyssey was built on an Accord chassis (but weighs half-again as much!), and the automatic side doors (always takes a few years for any new mechanical device to get the bugs out). Sure enough: balky sliding doors that frequently freeze shut in wet, freezing weather. Several $1000+ repairs: shocks, fuel system, and now at 132,000 miles,transmission. Presumably because they have so many going out, they recently bumped the transmission remanufactured price by about $1000 (making money off their poor workmanship?).




After 130k miles

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Purchased new 11/2001. At the tranny recall they said it was ok and put additive in the fluid. All maintenance has been done on time including the $1750 timing belt / spark plugs at 100k miles. The transmission has always been funky, sometimes slips to 1st and you have to stay off the gas and slow down to get it going again. While the tranny is junk, it still works and it's the original one. No other problems whatsoever. F/R break pads replaced only once, tires replaced only once and are probably good for another 20k. I find that when the trans gets more finicky, if I run it hard (floor it 0 to 60mph+), it then works without major issue for another couple weeks.




Excellent except transmisison

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

We bought this van early in 07 with between 70 and 80,000 miles. It was really clean and nice. It drives and handles nice. However just a couple weeks ago while driving on the highway the transmission started acting up. We took it in to get checked out and now we have to rebuild the transmission and hand over another 3 thousand dollars. I was very disappointed -definitely not what I expected from a Honda and for the year, mileage and price we paid for it, this should not be happening. Only other complaint is the sliding doors. They are slow and can't be stopped midway. If the electric is off for some reason or the doors are stuck they are very, very hard to operate.



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Full 2002 Honda Odyssey Review

What's New for 2002

The Odyssey gains a number of improvements this year. Included with the Odyssey 2.1 upgrade is more power, a new five-speed transmission, standard rear disc brakes and side airbags, optional leather seating and DVD entertainment, two new exterior colors and minor interior storage refinements.

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Talk About The 2002 Odyssey

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jiliaoco
jiliaoco
10-02-2014
as if it's put on engine brake. Vehicle is 2002 Odyssey and has 69k miles. Took the car to Honda dealer where the car has been serviced for years and they were able to reproduce the issue, and I was ...


autowrite
autowrite
08-02-2014
On July 14, 2014 my wife & I made a decision to trade in our 2002 Red Odyssey for a 2014 White Odyssey EX. The next day, at the dealership moved all our luggage, etc from the old 2002 Odyssey E...


autowrite
autowrite
07-10-2014
dealer to let them check the system. My 2002 Odyssey (bought new) has 367,000 kms (223,600 miles). Perhaps it's time to get a 2014 Odyssey. My wife & I are both retired and the new prices scare u...



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