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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan

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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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Bad tranny

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

Tranny has been slipping for 18 months. Dealer wants $4K- $5k. Independent tranny shop and one Honda salesperson say welocome to the world of Odyssey. Other than tranny and fw few minor electrical issues, I like the van. Front end too low. Minnesota snow breaks the plastic.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Still reliable

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

I have 157,000 miles and the car is still very reliable. Only a couple of very minor repairs over its lifetime. Transmission still going strong (except for a pressure switch < $150 that needed to be replaced). Burns no oil. Great acceleration. Better gas mileage than most. Sliding doors are a poor design and stick often.




2 transmissions by 100k? really

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

We purchased this vehicle used with 26k miles. Here have been the problems since: Transmission replaced at 48k by dealer Passenger side window regulator replaced Sliding doors constantly malfunctioning Front driver's seat jammed Annoying rattling coming from unknown source (dealer couldn't locate either) Front and rear lighter outlets dislodged (not from abuse, from poor design) Transmission being replaced FOR 2nd TIME at 105k In case you didn't catch it the transmission is being replaced for the second time!!



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Avoid this vehicle

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

This van has been a terrible disappointment for us. There are so many small problems and a number of really big ones. The transmission is simply junk and Honda cannot fix it. Their rebuilt transmissions are no better. Parts are extremely expensive, more than my BMW. I had a 1992 Prelude which was great but apparently Honda has gone the way of Ford in terms of reliability. Time to try one of the Korean makers.




My experience with my honda

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

Drive's like what you think you get but have some problem in electrical.




The worst car and service

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

I love my Odyssey, but it started having transmission problems within 12k miles. I went to have the transmission replaced in Boise after moving (The dealer in Los Angeles told me it was under warranty)and Boise refused. Later Honda corporate refused the repair. So much for a "warranty". I will never buy from Honda again. Given the initial price and subsequent repairs/tires, I would say a 2002 Odyssey isn't worth the price to have it junked. Given the perpetual check engine light and TCS light, I have a mind to abandon it at Honda Corp.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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