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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan

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By Honda owner
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan


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Two big problems with the 2000 Odyssey. First, the transmission tends to break and has design issues. Second, the automatic sliding doors tend to break also. Both of them on my Odyssey have had issues, and are expensive to fix. Other than those, it is comfortable and handles well for a minivan.


Best Features

Hideaway seats.


Worst Features

Fix the transmission. I think that they have on more recent years. Improve the automatic sliding doors.


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A Greek Tragedy: The Fatal Flaw
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By WashDad
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan


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The long-term history of this vehicle has been moments of love interspersed with tragic disappointment. Our first mistake was not realizing that buying a Canadian-registered Honda in the US would cut us off from all factory support. Honda USA wouldn't help us because the car was Canadian. Honda Canada wouldn't help us because it was purchased in the US. Recall work performed for free for my neighbors cost me money. This is especially galling since all 2000 Odysseys were built in a single factory in Ontario. I will never buy another Honda. Problems: short-lived brakes, doors, more doors, transmission at 78k, another tranny at 109k, squealing brakes, broken seat, radio, smog control.


Best Features

Engine, flip-fold seat, handling and performance (for a minivan in 2000), smooth transmission (when it works)


Worst Features

Better transmission, better radio, better doors. O2 sensor and other smog that isn't so sensitive. Some other OEM tire.


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Great people mover
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By sommervr
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan


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This vehicle has been the primary people mover for our family of six. It has towed our 2000 lb tent trailer all over North America. We probably run over the 3500 lb recommended towing capacity. We bought it used with 60 km and it currently has 180 km. In that time we have only done routine maintenance and replaced consumables (tire, brake pads). This vehicle has been run right at the limits of what is recommended and hasn't given us a spot of trouble.


Best Features

Safety ratings, headroom, dependability, comfortable long distance, reliable when you are thousands of miles from home


Worst Features

get rid of rear drum brakes, larger front disks, better paint - body starting to show first signs on rust on rear wheel well (known honda issue). ESC and side curtain airbags need to be standard in the new models


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Buyer Beware
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By millerjep
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan


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Three transmission failures in 7 years. Sliding doors can be very finicky. Latest is that we have to replace a sender unit for $300. Be very careful when buying used. Other than those major issues the van is great.


Best Features

Comfort, fold into floor rear seat. Accel and performance is good for a van.


Worst Features

Weak transmission needs improvement. Sliding doors need redesign. Sheet metal on exterior dents very easily.


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Info for Those of You Buying Used!
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By van on van
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2000 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan


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We bought this at 101K miles and drove it two years till 127K miles until I totaled it in an accident (nobody hurt; safety is great!). Biggest beef: EGR system clogged twice in two years ($200-$300 cost to fix each time). Catalytic converter gave out at 100K (fix $800). Water pump needed replacement at 119K ($800). We also found road noise pronounced and tiring (we suffer enough noise from our small children). If you're prepared to pay for repairs and maintenance, buying used may be a good idea. I figure that total cost of this van to us, in two years of ownership, was $2500 per year, counting purchase price (no financing, 6% sales tax, repairs, and maintenance (not counting gas or insurance


Best Features

Other than the noise, the driving experience is excellent: responsive, tight, good visibility, all controls easy to access. Seats are comfy. It was easy for my two children, ages 4 and 5, to open doors, enter, and buckle themselves. Back of frontseat pockets were handy for storing toys and books


Worst Features

fix EGR valve! Cup holders on door for second row seats (b/c they are on the center tray, they are too far away for children to access). Cut down on road noise.


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