After several years of owning Toyotas, )'95 Camry, '01 4Runner, '04 Matrix), we traded in the Matrix after we realized we couldn't get three car seats in the Matrix. We found a certified '02 Odyssey w/ very low miles. (my wife cried, knowing that she was driving a damned van). Other than being drab gray, it's been a good vehicle. Having a bunch of work to do on my 4runner, I traded it in, and we leased a new '08 Odyssey EX. We've had it for 4 months, and have had it in the shop three times for a transmission issue: it CLUNKS, then the "D" light starts blinking, and the van continues to shift rough. To be fair, the dealership has given a rental (this one a Sienna! I might trade)
Attn Honda dealership: have a service guy on call. Yes, "it is a Honda", and Honda's reputation for reliability is the reason I bought your van instead of a Caravan. But for some reason, this one likes to act up on Saturday and Sunday, when I'm out driving with my family. Back up your car!!!