2000 Honda Odyssey Reviews - Page 20 of 20

2000 Honda Odyssey EX from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Overpriced junk

Faults:

Great van with a lot of faults. Never thought that could be said about a Honda. Have had numerous problems with the power sliding doors, jamming in the open position, not working at all to opening while driving (scary considering kids were in the van). Coupled with that problem, which seems to be ongoing, is now it needs a new transmission (at 40,000 miles). It is obvious that Honda has some very serious problems with this van and needs to come clean on this. How many other people have had similar problems and is this what the new owners can expect?

General Comments:

Is this what Honda has fallen to? Power sliding door problems should be investigated by the government. Defective transmissions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th January, 2002

20th May 2002, 06:34

I agree with the sliding door problem. My 2001 with 14,000 miles has been back to the dealer 3 times for sliding door problems. Alarms that won't go off. Also the sensitive remote control for the doors. Just by walking by the van or if the keys in the house, with the slightest touch, sends the doors open and closed. Very dangerous with small children. Watch it, they don't always reverse.

2000 Honda Odyssey LX from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great van, but having brake difficulty

Faults:

Bad:

Had the brakes replaced twice in 20000 miles. I don't drive in the mountains, and rarely in stop and go traffic. I do not drive with my foot on the brake and my other foot on the accelerator.

General Comments:

I love my van. It's roomy, practical, and is a smooth ride. But this brake problem is becoming a sore spot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2001

2000 Honda Odyssey LX from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

A $28,000 disappointment and regret

Faults:

Had to have new transmission at 15,000 miles.

Front end has given problems since day 1. Steering wheel has a terrible vibration in it. Dealer says it's the brakes and that the brake rotors are warped. When I asked what caused that, I was told that on a hot day driving in a rain storm could warp the rotors. I suppose I'll just have to pick the right days to drive this car. I have had the brakes lined once and the rotors turned twice now.

Brakes have been problem since day 1, always making a grinding noise.

Steering wheel locked in a parking lot on flat ground, and I could not get it unlocked for a long period of time.

Gas cap lid locked and could not get open. Had to use a knife to open it.

One remote has now gone bad and they want over a hundred dollars to replace it.

One time my brake caliper was left loose and the wheel almost came off. Had to be towed back to the dealership.

Had a popping noise in the front end when I would start up and back out of my driveway.

Rear windshield wiper just dropped down one day in a rain storm.

At 49,000 miles I am so disgusted with this car, and to think that I have to keep it for a long time just sickens me, because I never know what is going to go wrong next.

General Comments:

I would never, ever buy another Honda automobile.

I will recommend against it if anyone asks my opinion.

I sometimes feel very afraid to drive this car with my grandchildren in it because I don't feel safe with the front end and the brakes doing the things they do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th September, 2001

8th Sep 2001, 07:18

Dude, you think maybe driving 49,000 miles in a year might have a little to do with wearing out brake pads & rotors?? C'mon now, lets be a little more honest here or are your neighbors getting on your nerves 'cause you didn't buy an "American" branded minivan? Last time I looked Canada (GM minivan/Chrysler minivan plants) is NOT the USA and Marysville Ohio IS IN THE USA (Honda plant).

2000 Honda Odyssey EX from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Comfortable and practical van

Faults:

Barely after a year of use, I noticed one of the doors opening while driving when the doors were set in manual mode. Had a problem with the power doors not completely closing. Had a problem with the remote as well, where it doesn't lock the vehicle.

Poor design feature in not having a light in the glove compartment, no yellow turn lights on the rear, no separate switch for fog lamps.

General Comments:

Like the overall ride quality and comfort of the vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd August, 2001

8th Sep 2001, 07:20

Power door hardware purchased from General Motors. (need I say more??).

My glove box light only comes on when headlights are turned on (normal operation).

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 79 reviews