After months on shopping for a
reasonable price, finally purchased a
2002 Odyssey EX (NEW). On the way
home, the engine light came on,
returned to the dealer the next day and
was told the transmission needed to be
replaced. After frustrating
discussions with the Dealer, eventually
got a refund and refused to purchase
from them again.
Purchased another Odyssey online from a
Dealer over 100 miles away and took
delivery within 24 hours of purchase.
LOVE this 2nd Odyssey with the
EXCEPTION of a LOUD shifting noise it
makes when you first start up the
engine. Haven't read anyone else with
this problem. Currently have a dealer
looking into this.
folding 3rd row seat.
Better stereo system, keep up with the
supply with demand to eliminate dealer
hassles. Better Quality Control before
Very, very nice vehicle! Honda really
does make better vehicles than it's
big 3 American contenders! I became
interrested in Honda vehicles after my
friend let me drive his Accord a few
times. I was so impressed that I was
determined that my next vehicle would
be a Honda. And, it just happened
that the Odyssey fit my needs very
Very easy to drive, plenty of power,
low gas mileage, the most practical
vehicle I've ever owned! I really
like the fact that the Odyssey easily
holds a full 4'x8' sheet of plywood
flat w/ all doors closed!
It would be nice to have a higher
quality stereo system, a full-size
spare tire, and perhaps all-wheel-
drive. But hey, I'm nit-picking now.
We have had 7 vans over the years
(6kids) and continue to buy them after
we retired. Love them for travel.
This is our second Honda van, the
first was traded after 139,000 miles,
because we wanted leather seats. Our
old one still going strong at almost
200,000 miles with new owner. We have
had all the vans, by big three, our
town and country was the best until
The new transmission and increased
horsepower of the 2002 has made the
van even more fun to drive. Also the
fact the the Honda is the safest van
on the market makes us feel good.
Short turning radius is a strong point.