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Great Family Van
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By mary
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Vehicle

1999 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan


Review

We bought this van new and have 129,000 miles on it. Its been great transportation - comfortable, roomy, great for hauling people and stuff. Have had problems with the doors but the dealer has been very reasonable. Had to replace catalytic converter at less than 100,000 miles and now it needs a new transmission. That's not covered by warranty but we are getting a deal ($500)plus labor. Only complaint is performance in snow - not great even with TCS. Plymouth Voyager was much better in snowy/icy conditions.


Best Features

automatic doors; rear seats fold down into well; lots of space


Worst Features

Better performance in snow - maybe 4WD option; more reliable sliding automatic doors


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Great family vehicle all-around
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By Gould
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan


Review

We've had this vehicle for almost six years, and have had very few problems. It rides great, is not too loud at high speeds, has excellent pickup, and gets good gas mileage for its size. I would recommend it to anyone looking for the best minivan on the market.


Best Features

Electric, automatic sliding doors, pickup, comfort, and disappearing third row seat.


Worst Features

Stereo sound could be better.


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My dream family car
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By DiY
on

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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan


Review

I am now at 60K miles. I waited a year
for this van to come on the market
because the Toyoto van was too small
inside and drove like a boat. I have
loved this van. Wished many times that
I had had the remote controlled sliding
doors when my kids were still small. I
like the way the rear seat folds down
for a flat loading area.
...and yes, all the new van models are
immitating all the practical features
of this one.


Best Features

rear folding seat, electrical sliding doors, rear doors will only open while in Park mode, plenty of room, solid & sturdy feel, quiet engine, handles superb


Worst Features

deeper cupholders


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LEMON: 5 Transmissions in 56,000 miles
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By Fis
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Vehicle

1999 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan


Review

You read it correctly. 1st
transmission lasted only a few months.
The replacement lasted about a year.
You read it correctly. 1st
transmission lasted only a few months.
The replacement lasted about a year.
The 3rd transmission lasted the
longest -- from 2001 to 2004. The 4th
transmission lasted only 3,000 miles
and just died on the highway while on a
family trip. My automatic doors have
also been repaired/adjusted 5 times
(sudden door buzzing when hitting bumps
in the road). If you want an Odyssey,
wait for the all-new 2005 model.


Best Features

Good old Honda ergonomics. Simplicity. Value.


Worst Features

They've tried and failed. Just wait for the 2005 redesign.


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It's Been Good To Me
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By RoeberR
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan


Review

I've been happy with the van. There
have been more than the usual number of
recall notices. But, I like getting
new parts and it just costs some of my
time. The brakes are less than
desirable, but they are OK if you get
ceramic pads. I paid $$$ for my broken
handle caused by a sliding door that
wouldn't. The original tires were
sorry, but there are good replacements
available when the others wear out.
This minivan design is worth all the
effort that Ford put into it. And, so
many other companies are copying it
like Honda did. The A/C is also OK,
unlike all of the other Honda's I've
owned.


Best Features

I like that it was build well. No need to fix it - except for the sliding door.


Worst Features

Redesign the sliding door so that it opens easier. Design it to hold a full size spare tire even if a tiny one is original equipment. More storage compartments for the rear seat passengers.


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