"We've put over 100,000 miles on our '02 EX-L model and have never regretted the purchase.
One the surface, the only downside to this generation of Honda miniVan is road noise ... it's droaning on certain types of highway pavement. Changing tires helps ... we've settled on Yokahoma Grand Touring's all around. Much quieter.
If buying used, make sure your potential '02 Odyssey has had its transmission replaced. Ours went bad at 75k and was replaced at no cost.
Also, skip the Honda DVD player. Ours has gone bad at the repair / replacement cost varies from $1,000 ~ $2,500."
"Excellent vehicle. Very reliable and handles unusually well for this type of vehicle. Gas mileage is adequate for its size and funtionality.
Probably the most functional people and moderate cargo carrier I have had and I have had many. My only complaint may be it is not as quiet as I would prefer, nevertheless I would highly recommend this car. I call it my "Ugly Betty""