"There isn't a huge difference between a 2000 Odyssey and each year afterwards. Better handling, user-friendly controls and roomy. Of course, we shouldn't "covet thy neighbor," but it would be nice if the rear and middle seats folded down like the Nissan. Can be like a truck: take out middle two seats and fold down the rear and there is plenty of room to store lots of stuff. Sure the transmission needed replacing but under the Manufacturer's Warranty, Honda replaced it at no charge at all. I don't like the power doors personnally, I'd rather slam them shut. The rollers that support the side doors need cleaning occassionally and the dealer charges $100-200. Otherwise, great van at better price, better than competition by far."
"I have had this car for 8 years now. Apart from regular oil/oil filter changes, new tires and new brakes (after 68,000 miles), there has been nothing else that this car needed. One reliable and efficient car. It definitely lives up to Honda's reputation."
"This is our second Honda Odyssey; our first one, a 2000 model, was great but the transmission was replaced at less than 30,000 miles. This one has been flawless and so far, no problems at 60000 miles. I know Honda's reputation for transmission problems but other brands do not come close..."