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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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