We just purchased this minivan from a dealer. It was a trade in from another customer who stated "the transmission was going out", but when the mechanic inspected it, they could see or hear nothing wrong... but listed it at 1/2 book value for a quick turnaround sale. We drove it hard on a long test; it drives perfect and passed another mechanical test.
After reading all of the reviews, it seems that you either got the lemon or you didn't. This transmission was never replaced; that we can see from Honda or mechanic's records. We are hoping that it was one of the lucky ones that made it past 60K miles before blowing. We are planning to keep the car; just seeking out some happy owners who have had theirs, to see how high the mileage has gotten without replacing the tranny.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th April, 2013