With regular maintenance through the years, this car has given great performance. There is nothing in the new car market that is the equivalent for size, gas mileage and multi-use design. The radio is the worst feature. It is beginning to be difficult to have repairs done as I am often told parts can only be obtained through the dealer and these are generally fairly expensive. I believe this car has many more drivable miles left in it and is worth a great deal more than the value given on this web site. I have replaced the transmission once at 122,000 miles. Traveling on long trips in this car has been a pleasure. It has substituted for a small truck many times.
Multiple types of usage provided by the fold down seats and number of seats, good highway gas mileage, storage options, roof rack, and dependability.
I love this car - as it gets older, I
am looking for a replacement. So far
there is nothing like it on the market.
I guess I have no choice but keep this
one alive as long as possible and pray
someone from the factory see this
I want - Cargo room, Gas mileage (20/29
for me) and fun to drive - this one has
Cargo capacity that is AMAZING: full
sized recliner, 6ft oak buffet, twin
size captain's bed, and camping gear
for 2 for a week plus 80# shepard!
Quirky car - mechanic must be familiar
with the car, or you could end up with
costly mistakes. I gave up and take it
to dealer for servicing now. Example -
you have to check tranny fluid
different to get accurate reading.
I was in an accident and it surprised
me with how well it held up. I think
that it is the cutest car on the road.
I'm not going to trade it in for
another car. It has a lot of cargo
room and with the roof rack you can
take a lot of stuff with you when you
go on road trips which i do frequently.
My Expo has been an excellent vehicle
to drive in the city or on the
highway. It has a peppy engine, nice
interior features and comfort. The
dislikes have been locating parts for
the Expo and the higher cost of the
parts than domestic car parts. It
still runs very well and meets our
family's needs. I did have to replace
the transmission last year. I am now
replacing shocks, struts, and the
catalytic convertor. With 167,000
miles, I anticipate that I will
continue to drive this vehicle for
several more years.
The best thing about the Expo was its
design: a very compact 7 passenger
vehicle with fold-down rear and middle
row seats and 4 REAL doors. Nothing like
this exists anymore, which is a shame. A
2.4 litre 4 cyl. coupled with a 4 speed
auto gave it plenty of pep. I still get
about 19mph in the city and 27-28 on the
highway. These advantages overcame a
number of shortcomings: brakes that wear
out too fast, a poor turning radius, a
strong tendency to understeer.
The original Honda Odyssey was an
almost exact copy of the Expo. easy
reconconfiguration: go from two-seats
and cargo to
seven seats by flipping a couple of
levers and not removing any seats.
Carries 5 passengers with no third row.
Roll-down windows in the back doors.
Better brakes (I wear out a set of pads
every year). Better gas mileage and
turning radius. All moot points -- it
isn't made anymore.