2003 Honda Odyssey Consumer Review: More and More Disappointing

2003 Honda Odyssey - Consumer Review

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EX Passenger Minivan (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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More and More Disappointing
By Steverino on


2003 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


With a growing family, my wife and I bought a new Odyssey in 2003 and had to replace the transmission within a year (on recall). It's now at almost 190,000 miles and the 2nd tranny is shot. What makes this so disappointing is that we have taken very good care of the minivan, following Honda's maintenance schedule to the "T" with the dealer's service department --- "regular maintenance" for this vehicle has been to the tune of $1000 to $2000 PER YEAR. I've never heard of regular maintenance being so expensive for any other car. This minivan has proved over 6 years to be a very poor value --- we now wish that we had paid a little extra up front and bought the Toyota Sienna instead!

Best Features

Spacious room for cargo, with fold-down backseat and removable 2nd row seats.

Worst Features

Replace the bum transmissions, already! A/C controls and responsiveness mediocre; so is mileage. Also, very noisy interior cabin when on the road.
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