2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L from North America
Liked the sleek styling and car like driving since day 1, and still liking it
Transmission stopped after the warranty expired at 105,000 (recalled - extended warranty ended at 100,000). Still, the Honda company and the Honda dealer gave me a 1/2 price deal when I said I will do a non-violent hunger strike like Mahatma Gandhi at the dealer shop (but I have to pay for the service charge and for the water pump (recommended) and motor mounts etc).
Engine check light comes on/off and it's P1456 Evap Leak. There's a YouTube link here to fix it.
It's been 15 years that I have been driving it, and it still feels like new van (even though I was out of county for 2 years, left it parked on the street, and returned back with lots of fear, but was surprised that it didn't showed any signs of stored vehicle problems/issues, except a battery replacement and loss of air tire pressure). Wow, that was a great relief to me!
It still drives like a new van (get the tires balanced for a smoother drive).
I've driven other older luxury cars like Audi, BMW etc... belonging to my friends, and nothing drives like this mini van.
Drive gently and take care of it with the recommended maintenance schedule, and it will take care of you.
Good for moving people or lots of stuff.
No known major problems yet, and I hope not for the next 5 years or so.
And life goes on like Honda goes on...
Update 11 Mar 2015:
Also I came to know the Odyssey engines are rolling well after 400,000 miles. So I will plan to keep it as long as its original engine keeps going.
If you have similar story of more than 300k or 400K, PLEASE post it at the below Honda Story Link.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2015