I just found out that the transmission in this van is bad at 110,000 miles. Honda dealer wanted $5500 to repair with a rebuilt transmission. They also told me the front engine mount is collapsed. The total repair bill to fix everything and have the 105,000 mile service done is $7,400! After looking at these other reviews I now see I bought a vehicle that is poor quality. I have owned Honda vehicles for the past 15 years. However, this will be the last.
Interior is very nice and durable. Power sliding doors.
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.
I've owned the van for 9 years and put 61k miles on it. At 50,000 miles I had all the fluids, including the transmission, changed out. I have maintained it very well and am very pleased with it. Absolutely no transmission problems.
2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I love my Honda. It drives beautifully
and handles well. I had two Plymouth
Voyagers previously and drove one for 10
years. The Odyssey suspension is tighter
that the Voyager and I had to get used
the tha. It sure does handle well on the
curves. I did have small problems with
the interior such as plastic parts
falling off which of course were fixed
free. Also had a problem with the
sliding door lock on the drivers side
but other than that it has done well.
Did have a recall recently to check the
transmission which REALLY surprised me
since that was one BIG reason why I
chose Honda over the Dodge. Mine had
nothing wrong with it though.
My favorite feature is the fold down
back seat which is why I bought Honda
instead of the Dodge Caravan. No more
lugging those awful seats into the garage.
I would like to see a rear-gate automatic
lift. Am getting to the age where
lifting the rear gate is getting harder.
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