"We've owned our Odyssey since December 2001 so it's coming up on 8 years. We bought the van with an extended warranty, and it proved to be very useful as although the van has been good, it has not been trouble free. We had issues with motor mounts, rear AC unit and the sliding doors, all covered under the extended warranty. We've been able to get about 40,000 miles on a set of tires, and we're on our third set now. The van is a little hard on tires, and I think the front struts are showing their age. Of course, no review is complete without mention of the transmission, which was replaced at 43,000. Honda picked up the tab for that but since then we have had no more transmisison issues. The van has served its purpose very well. It is roomy and comfortable. Like all Hondas, road noise could be a little lower. Seating position is good, and handling for this circa 2002 van quite car-like. The van wasn't cheap when we bought it but it has turned out to have been an excellent value. We will likely keep the van until reapir costs start to become excessive. I am hoping for at least another 2 or 3 years out of the van!"
"I bought this car new in 2001 and this car has had only 1 major issue - the electrical panel for the automatic door had to be replaced for about 1000 bucks. The transmission got replaced at 60 k miles based on some recall and the darn thing was begiing to fail. Otherwise this car is champ, replaced all the tires and brakes and shocks based on the rough use it went through (lots of non highway miles). Regular maintainence... was average. The minivan handles like a car and always ran like a champ on the freeways.. love its handling in snowy weather... only car moving in blizzard like condidtions in Cleveland.. with a full family, felt really relieved to see to move...in 6 inches of snow in an incline... recommend the car..."