2001 Honda Odyssey EX from North America
Overrated van, nothing special
Loved this van until the transmission went at 20,000.
No problems with the dealer as to a no cost replacement under the existing warranty, but I'm asking HONDA to provide me with the 3/36 warranty for the re-manufactured one they put in, and that they mention in their brochure for re-manufactured transmissions. They were arrogant on the first call, saying that's only for those who "pay" for a replacement, and since mine is being replaced under warranty, I haven't paid for it. Excuse me! I certainly did pay for it.
I'm planning to continue the battle, and bring attention to this with our state's attorney general office. Consumer Reports survey arrived today, and I'm letting them know about the problem. Noted last month's Consumer Reports magazine has the reliability rating of the Odyssey in decline from past reviews. Transmission problems are no doubt one cause. If all these minivans have trans problems, it makes no sense to pay market or above market prices for an Odyssey when you can get an alternative (i.e.: Windstar) easily for invoice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st June, 2002
22nd Jun 2002, 02:30
Well one bad experience cannot make you say that this van is nothing special. This is the best mini-van on the market and that is why people pay more than all the rest. The Odyssey is better than all the domestic vans and the import ones as well, that's why the high price. No I may be biased because I own one, but the fact is, when comparing mini-vans, the Odyssey wins in every category. Most powerful, very roomy, many options... I own a Canadian version, but could still sell it in the U.S. for much more than what I payed for it. These vans are popular for a reason and one bad experience and a lousy dealership should not make you feel this van is over-rated.