2002 Honda Odyssey from North America
Honda Never Again
This van was a nightmare from the get go. After only 6 months of ownership the engine went.
Fuel smell, belt slips on AC occasionally which is embarrassing at times - usually I just laugh about it.
Thank God for warranties!! Dealership screwed me on purchase price. What a mistake buying this van.
These vans are great to look at, but that's about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th December, 2002
2nd May 2003, 23:20
I have a bought a Honda Odyssey EX-L RES in Boch Honda. Total price was 32,365 with fog lights and cross bars. Now has 1613 miles on it. I haven't experienced any problems and the fuel mileage is great. What is that person talking about, engine went out? That's crazy. I had a Honda Civic with 210,000 miles on it and it still was in great condition. I would always drive a Honda.
1st Aug 2004, 09:25
Our 1999 Odyssey has 85,000 miles and no major problems, but a LOT of little niggling problems. The van is noisy, controls are poorly designed, and there are many clunking noises from the brakes, transmission, and A/C that feel like they're on their way out. Also fuel economy is poor - overall overage has been around 20 with many fill-ups in the upper teens - yuck! All from a VTEC engine that is underpowered at low RPM (yes, it has good high-RPM power, but SO WHAT on a minivan - poor engine choice here and it's noisy - sewing machine noisy). I've had 4 Toyotas previously (still have 2), all with well over 100,000 (one over 200,000 now) and NO problems. Toyotas are much better designed, easier to work on, less expensive parts, better fuel economy, smoother/more tractable engines, and better handling/quieter to drive. This is my first and last Honda - I don't get what people like so much about Hondas - maybe they've never owned another Japanese brand???
3rd Aug 2005, 19:14
I bought my 2002 EX-L for Honda Quality and paid more than I should (My problem) have.
Never towed. My tranny just went out at 35,000. They are covering it.
Wonder what the next warranty will be?