Bought a 2002 Odyssey.Packed well for hurricane evacuations; great space for 5 dogs,2 cats, 2 birds with supplies; however, very disappointed. Early on, at 3000 miles the engine block cracked and was replaced ; twice the driver rear window power motors stopped working and almost as soon as the extended warranty was out, the other window motor quit working. Seat belt replaced; transmission went out at 70,000; lots of road noise, driver door lock broke and was replaced with a lock not compatible to key for other door locks;rubber bumpers for sliding doors have completely MELTED off the hinge. Am looking at other options for a vehicle. Mileage steady 20/23; city/hwy.
storage area is flat; rear seat folds into floor
less road noise, more consistency in making a product to last 200,000 or more; interior paneling that won't scratch up if something rubs against it. that fiberglass stuff nicks very easily.
The first transmission went out at 36,600 miles. Honda installed a new Honda remanufacturered transmission with another 36,000 mile warranty. Approximately 3000 miles later the transmission went out again. Now my lease is almost up and the 3rd transmission is starting to slip again. The dealer said that Honda is aware that they have problems with the transmissions for this year so I was shocked it was in the top 10 used car list. Prior to this van I had a Toyota Sienna van and I liked that van way more than this one. It had a much better ride by alot and I never had any mechanical problems. The Honda has a very tight feel and every bump jars you. I was very dissatisfied.
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.
Room - 145cu ft. or something with 2nd row seats removed.
Transmission. Also, the car has a really noisy ride. Despite my relative good luck, I will never buy another Honda anything.
7000 miles later, there are rattles
from all different locations in the
interior of the vehicle that no
dealership can see to find let alone
fix. The real gas milage is more like
15 mpg in the city and 18 on the
highway not 18/25 like it said when I
had purchase it. The ride was bumpy new
and even bumpier now after a whole 7000
miles, the wind noise drives e crazy. I
was talked out of buying the MPV and
paid $4500 more when my friend bought a
MPV for less money and it ten times
happier with his purchase. This cars
rattles, guzzles gas, is noise, and
bumpy, not to meantion the power doors
choose to work when it pleases and the
transmission jerks at times when
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