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166,000 miles and going
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By Brian
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have three cars with over 120,000 miles and the Honda Odyssey has been the most expensive to maintain in the past two years; however, it has been the car we have put the most miles on. We recently replaced the alternator and it seems to eat through brake pads, but no major major problems (like tranny). Many of our repairs in the past year are first time ever fixes. Very nice van still that we will continue to drive.


Best Features

Room and how well Honda uses space. We loan out our van to family members quite a bit.


Worst Features

I wouldn't mind some of the updated features but we have the EX-L and it has survived time and a lot of miles very well.


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Not what I Expected
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By Anita Louise
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

storage area is flat; rear seat folds into floor


Worst Features

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.


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Tranny, tranny, tranny, tranny!
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By babs
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The 2002 Honda Odyssey is an ideal family car and ours has managed to ferry us on many memorable trips. When it's not undergoing repair, we're happy with almost every aspect of the van. However, almost alone among Hondas, this particular model has had persistent problems with its automatic transmission. For us, the problem has recurred with EACH transmission installed to replace the original equipment. The initial transmission was the subject of a national recall (Honda Service Bulletin 04-021). We have also replaced the original tranny THREE times. No kidding!! We're very disappointed.


Best Features

In vehicle entertainment, seating and general comfort is excellent, though superseded by newer models. Very comfortable for long trips w/ a family of 4.


Worst Features

Transmissions are replaced with remanufactured products upon failure. Cost of a remanufactured tranny is very, very substantial. I doubt the reliability of these units, now given our three failures. Certainly, they're not up to Honda's usual advertised standards.


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Great Van... Trans went out at 65k
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By Dave
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The Odyssey is a great minivan, powerful and good looking. Smartly designed interior and very comfortable to ride in.


Best Features

Interior


Worst Features

Fuel Economy, and a Tranny that will last over 65k!


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Transmission Woes
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By Dissatisfied
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Just got an estimate from the dealer for a new transmission in the amount of $ 5000 and that's with the old PCM (the computer module that dictates how the transmission shifts). It's another $1200 for a new PCM that will supposedly increase the life of these transmissions. This car is only 6 years old. The transmission should last longer in my opinion. I bought Honda because I thought they built reliable cars. This was a disappointment and I will no doubt look to other makes.


Best Features

Automatic climate control, heated seats, DVD player.


Worst Features

Build stronger transmissions and back it up with an unlimited mileage warranty like some other car makers.


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