1999 Honda Odyssey LX V6 from North America
Great comfort and reliability - watch out for transmission problems
The previous owner was the original owner. They had done (I have records) the timing belt at 215k and replaced the transmission at 220k miles.
The driver's motorized sliding door doesn't work when it is extremely cold outside (10F or less).
The front end rattles a bit when going over a rough road.
The engine still starts instantly and runs as smooth as silk.
The seats are still comfortable. The foam still feels solid and there are no rips at all in the upholstery.
The previous owner raised 3 kids in it and I have 5 kids, so this van isn't treated kindly.
I sold a 1991 Toyota Previa with 250k miles on it that was still running well. But - the rest of the car was starting to fall apart. The Honda Odyssey is holding up much better than the Previa.
Everyone interested in buying a used Honda Odyssey should worry about the transmission.
The automatic climate control system still works great! The rear hatch struts are still strong.
If I had the front end rebuilt with new tie rods and struts, it would ride like a new car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd September, 2008