2000 Honda Odyssey Reviews - Page 9 of 20

2000 Honda Odyssey EX from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

Great van, be prepared to spend money after 100K miles

Faults:

It ran find with only one issue with the sliding door until 120K miles. The ball or ball-joint on the sliding door "wore out" and the door would not open smoothly.

At 120K miles the transmission started to go quickly and we had it replaced. I was told by a non-Honda mechanic that if you "complain" to Honda they will cut the price on the transmission replacement. This worked and Honda cut the price from $3500 to $2100 (3 years/unlimited mileage warranty). I was told that Honda will take into consideration whether or not you have maintenance with a Honda dealer frequently or not.

The next issue happened when we brought the car home from the tranny replacement. The check engine light came on and it was back to the dealer. Catalytic converter had failed.

General Comments:

I'm now seeing on the web that these are the three issues with the van.

Sliding doors (the fuse trick will fix most issues)

Transmission (make sure you get it checked before the 100K warranty is up, at least a record of a complaint may save you money when it fails later)

Emissions (catalytic converter and/or EGR valve seems to go around the same time)

My mechanic (non-Honda) who I trust says that it's the best van on the road. I have to say that I like it better than any other van that I have driven. Just be prepared to pay for the repair/replacement of the above three items if you are out of warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2006

21st Nov 2006, 18:23

I find it interesting that a supposedly competent mechanic would call a vehicle with such major problems at such low mileage "one of the best on the road". Some of our friends have put over 220,000 miles on 4 different Dodge Caravans and one Chrysler Town and Country and never encountered any major problems with any of them. Cars built today should NOT require transmissions at a mere 100,000 miles.

2000 Honda Odyssey from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Now six years old, but has been good for family trips

Faults:

Transmission has been replaced twice.

The sliding doors have been an ongoing problem.

As well as the driver's seat, which has already been replaced once.

General Comments:

But this van has held up for at least ten long distant trips to Florida, South Carolina and the Outer Banks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2006

2000 Honda Odyssey EX from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired5 miles
Previous carChrysler Grand Voyager

Summary:

A huge disappointment to find Honda has had so many problems with this vehicle

Faults:

Have replaced the transmission 3 times.

Sliding doors repaired several times.

CD player stopped working.

General Comments:

Major disappointment coming from a company like Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th November, 2006

2000 Honda Odyssey from North America

Year of manufacture2000
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carHonda Odyssey

Faults:

Let me just post another successful "Fuse #13" repair of the power sliding door.

It worked for me. Took me just one minute to fix my right side sliding door of Honda Odyssey. Cost me nothing. Now its working fine.

Problem solved!! Thanks for the tip.

Azeem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th September, 2006

2000 Honda Odyssey LX from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carVolvo 940

Summary:

Started out well, nothing but problems now

Faults:

Transmission replaced at 112000 miles.

Catalytic converter replaced 2 weeks later.

EGR valve now needs replacing at 117000---for the second time.

Check engine light comes on every two weeks now. It's a different problem every time.

Brakes have to be repaired often.

Manual side doors are a problem. Right one replaced at 65000 miles. Left one will need replacing soon.

General Comments:

Great for hauling a large family on long trips until this summer.

Fairly fuel efficient on the interstates.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th August, 2006

10th Aug 2006, 23:36

No reason to not buy another Honda. At least they re designed the Ody and now it does not eat trannys and stuff like that. Poor Honda and trying to build its first big vehicle (CRV and 94-98 Ody don't count) ; least we know that they have learned their lesson on what kind of Tranny to use when mated to a powerful V6. Some day the Ody will be as reliable as the Civic or Accord, and with the 2005-2009 Ody they are getting closer. It would seem more troublesome if this were a GM or Chrysler van, since the design cycles can last almost 1 decade.

31st Oct 2006, 13:53

Our Family Owns a Honda CRV, 2003 model we bought with 7 miles. Now it has 29K. Anyways, it's a vehicle that you feel safe in and great in weather conditions. I drove in a pretty bad snow Storm to Chicago, and it handled like a tank. The CRV is a vehicle that has to grow on you. Overall great investment.

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