2002 Honda Odyssey

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excellant mini van by brea dave on 06/13/2012. Trim: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Owned 10 years.
Pros: great power, smooth shifting transmission, great visability, incredible quality, such a solid, well built car, just sold mine for $11,000, it had 63 thousand miles on it. we really loved the car, but we sold it to friends so i will still see it sometimes. it was so reliable, nothing broke till it had 60 thous miles on it, the back 2 window motors wouldn't work, fixed under the 7 yr extended warranty for free. i didn't have any transmission problems ,i see so many of them on the roads. we really took good care of the vehicle, just replaced it with an '012 sienna XLE, another great van
Cons: i really have nothing to complain about, but be leary of buying a high mileage one, be leary of the trans problems, so MANY of them need new trans and the are NOT cheap. my sons went out at 56k miles. i can't really think of anything else i didn't like about it. it was a great van
Overall review: i just loved it, was sad to see it go, it was like part of the family, honda makes great vehicles
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Totally inadequate vehicle. by Think carefully, and take a really long test drive on 01/14/2007. Trim: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Owned 5 years.
Pros: Really nice to look at.
Cons: This has been the worst vehicle purchase ever. We paid for a top of the line Honda, and all we got was a lemony headache. Worst of all, the transmission, we left Chrysler and came to Honda thinking it would be better, since there vehicles have such a high reputation, but guess what failed first. The power window regulators all failed. The a/c went out, and the ride is absolutely miserable.
Overall review: This is one of the worst vehicles that we have ever owned and will not be repeating. Everytime we go in to do an oil change, we end up spending 125$. I think that I will be goin to Dodge again. Yea, it is that bad!
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If I had to do it all over again, I would. by Salt Lake Wolf on 08/07/2011. Trim: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX, Owned 9 years.
Pros: Good all-around vehicle--does lots of things well. Comfortable, versatile, dependable. Plenty of power.
Cons: I did have the dreaded trans problems at about 135k miles, even after meticulous maintenance. Dealer wanted $4000+ to replace trans and computer. Took it to a trans specialty shop (AAMCO) they replaced a temp sensor for around $300 and it's been fine ever since. Some odds & ends minor maintenance stuff, but nothing unexpected on a 10 yr old vehicle with 100k+ miles. Brakes could be stronger/bigger.
Overall review: Overall, very pleased after 10 yrs and 136k miles. We've driven it all over the country and took it to Germany when stationed there--it even did well on the Autobahn. If you're looking at buying one, check the transmission service history, and the function of the sliding side doors.
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the right one by chuck w on 07/08/2012. Trim: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX, Owned 10 years.
Pros: when i first bought this vehicle,and to this day i still love it , i love the power it provides,i like the roominess it has and its over all styling character is nice.
Cons: nothing really but,i wish i could get a little bit better gas milage out of it, but then again how much can you really get out of a minni van.
Overall review: nicely put together vehicle
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The Honda of Mini-Vans by ezshift5 on 05/23/2012. Trim: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: Great handling, comfortable seats, smooth V-6, excellent space
Cons: Loud highway road noise, accessory reliability (our seat heater and DVD player died).
Overall review: We purchased our 2002 Odyssey EX-L new and put 160,000 miles on it. It was in very good condition when we said goodbye and the resale value was quite good. Our transmission went bad outside of warranty (60,000 miles) and Honda replaced for free (wow). Only real disappointment was the loud highway noise (switching to quieter tires helps, but it's still noisy), and the breaking DVD player. Modern DVD players are disposable items (just like home units) but the replacement / repair from Honda is crazy expensive. It's the disposable nature of modern electronics, but Honda doesn't offer a fast $300 replacement (as they should). If buying a used 2002, expect to replace the entertainment system at an independent dealer, not with Honda parts.
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