2002 Honda Odyssey User Reviews

2002 Honda Odyssey Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Mathieu writes:
2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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nothing really. maybe lots of space

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the car

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Oops — Piece of excrement. had it for 5 yrs, and cost over $10k in reapirs (obv. just out of warranty) new tranny, lousy trim, sketchy engine, terrible handling, the seats are like chairs...

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sswan36 writes:
2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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Back seat folds down easily for carrying cargo.  Seat warmers in front are nice.  Automatic side doors are handy...when they work properly.

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Automatic side doors can be temperamental.  TRANSMISSION FAILED AT 91,000 miles.

sswan36
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Used To Love My Van Until Transmission Failed At 91,000 Miles :( — We bought a Honda, because of its supposed reliability. We poured hundreds of dollars into keeping current on all of the regularly scheduled maintenance and took it in for the second gear transmission recall service when that notice came as well. We did all of this to avoid what We are going throug now. In spite of doing everything "right" on our part, our transmission failed at 91,000 miles...NOT what we expected from a Honda...and a $3900 repair bill. Honda WAS going to pay for all but $850 of it, but then changed their mind when they found out we bought our Odyssey from Military Car sales while serving our country overseas. We are very unhappy with Honda, and will probably never buy a Honda again.

Owner for 6 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Pamela writes:
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roominess and gas mileage.

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It is a mini van

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Great Family And Pet Rescue Vehicle. — Accelerates very well. Brakes good, handles good for a mini van. The appearance is typical of a mini van. Has over 157k miles on it so the noises are expected. Fun is not a factor I looked for in this.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kofi writes:
2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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Its a work horse and a great family mover...good on gas for a vehicle its size.

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Only reason to avoid this is to save and get the 2005+ models..they are just an added value to this.

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Get It If U Need The People And Cargo Space At The Same Time. — What can I say....this is a sweet 240HP and it lives up to that....great power and the transmission is good too...This 5 speed auto tranny was introduced in the 2002 - 2004 models......giving u decent fuel consumption for a 3.5ltr engine...definitely the best in its class...smooth and firm leather interior, DVD, ....great for the kids to stay focus for the entire ride. The cargo space is greeaaaattttt!!!! ...even with full passenger load...when used to carry cargo alone, with all seats down and ,middle seats removed..u will not believe the stuff it can move..i carried both a love seat and a 3 seater leather sofa at the same time and shut the back door...awesome!!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Michael writes:
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Reliablility, quality, power doors, acceleration, braking, handling, passenger comfort and cargo capacity

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ride, noise, bland styling

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Honda Odyssey — Performance – acceleration, 242hp, 5spd auto, it's freakin fast for a minivan braking, It stops, brakes vastly superior to my old Voyager handling, Not bad for a 4500lb minivan Build Quality – It's a Honda, need I say more? Appearance – It's a minivan, need I say more? Cost of Ownership – 20-22mpg in summer, 16-17mpg in winter and while towing Only minivan I've ever changed the plugs in 20 minutes, timing belt took 2 hours, very easy to work on, has well over 100,000 miles and no problems. Fun Factor – is this car fun to drive? Uh, well, it's a minivan. But it's a damn fast minivan :)

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Vikas writes:
2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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Interior space, powerful engine, fuel efficient

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Horrid transmission, terrible service from Honda North America

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My Last Honda — Had the best reviews at the time, and best interior space. Transmission was a complete nightmare, and despite being replaced once by Honda (after a bitter fight), it failed a 2nd time. Not at all what I was hoping for when plunking down 35 grand on a Honda. My last Honda purchase... period. I bought it for the powerful engine, nimble handling (for a minivan) and excellent braking. A nice design on the exterior matched with an efficient design on the interior. Unfortunately, nothing could make up for the lack of quality from the transmission. The final nail in the coffin was Honda of North America's denial of responsibility for my first failed transmission (within the first 70k miles) and the 2nd (after another 40k miles). Only 1 dealer (out of over 10) stepped up to fight the corporate head office to get me a replacement transmission. Kudos to Robertson Honda for stepping up! However, one shiny dealership is not enough to save Honda from being thrown off my short-list of future car purchases.

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carkevin writes:
2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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4

Pros

Strong acceleration, Honda reliability, Comfortable Ride, Great Looks, Class Leading Features, Honda quality and durability, 24 mpg average fuel economy, Awesome Stereo

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Somewhat Noisy Cabin, Transmission Failure

carkevin
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A Great Family Car Or Hand-me-down. It Is Reliable, Practical, And Fuel-efficient. — The Honda Odyssey is a car the works very well for families. I have owned my Odyssey for over 13 years and am very pleased with its performance. The car is very safe and has a 5-star crash safety rating. It also has a comfortable ride and an awesome stereo. The only problem I have encountered with this car is transmission failure as well as a need for a new engine mount. Otherwise, It has great gas mileage. I do an equal amount of city and highway driving, and my Odyssey gets about 24 mpg. I am very pleased with this car and am planning to keep it for many years to come.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Elcuestero writes:
2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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5

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The appearance is great all time classic minivan.

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The fuel economy could improve

Elcuestero
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Honda Odyssey 2003 — The vehicle is a great family vehicle to do all you can think of when you have a big family. The interior was plentyful for every one that cam along our family trips. I loved the captain chairs they were very comfortable

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/ DVD Review
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Great Family vehicle.  Very Reliable.  Low Maintenance Cost.  Average miles per gallon.

Cons

No Curve appeal.

blownyellowz
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Family Honda Van — I like that It starts and go. I can be alone or hauling my son basketball team. Very easy to drive. Easy in and out for older people. I dislike the style of the van concept in general. It is too boxy.

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cruzinmike63 writes:
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All around excellent Van!!

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Factory Transmission

cruzinmike63
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I Love It!!! — I like it cause it's the perfect family vehicle and it comes with a fast 3.5 V-Tec V6. I have put a cold air intake in it with a new racing trans and now I want to know how I can lower it 2 inches so I can put my 20 inch tires & wheels on it!!!

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1995 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Uninteresting, Reliable And Generally Just Ok By rlw

Roomy and comfortable, performance OK but auto gearbox not really suited to revvy engine. Ride and handling is typically japanese, vague and wallowy. Well built and equipped, it has done 80000 miles f... Read More

Best Minivan With Normal Doors! By Patrick

I think that this is the best minivan with no sliding doors. There's not much to say about it except that it has air conditioning, tinted windows, 15" OZ racing alloys, 15" Yokohama AS430 tires, AM/FM... Read More

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1996 Honda Odyssey Reviews

4 Wheel Anti-lock Disc Brakes, 4 Wheel Independant Suspension And A Nearly Indestructable Inline4 By Andrew

Thee BEST minivan EVA! in other words its very affordable to buy and to maintain. power is decent. it actually handles like a car. we have only had to replace the ignition switch and o2 sensor in the ... Read More

Good Family Daytripper. By Paul

Moon roof and sun roof, pluse good sound system. Economical four cyclinder with loads of torque. Seven seater van with comfort built on an accord chasis so handles very well for a van. Also doubles... Read More

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1997 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Reliable And Fun By Johncapozzi

Van always handled well, got good mileage and was generally very reliable. I am getting a 1998 and will see if that lasts as long. Really drives like a car, more than any Van that I have driven. Goo... Read More

This Van Should Be Considered A Bus! By mr_dan_mule

This thing is a boat on wheels. It has tons of room for all shapes and sizes. It has several configurations for seating and storage. Inside and out this van has what others want. (This is evident ... Read More

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1998 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Nice Van By Johncapozzi

The front brakes are a little noisel, Van has slight rust. Engine has power. Exaust system seems to need replacement. Happy with this used car purchase. Looks exactly like my old 1997 Oddsey, but h... Read More

Nice And Quick.. Great On Gas By Ivan1726

Acceleration is quick to the touch.. Braking is squeaky and handling is excellent.. performance is great!! Build quality was great for engine, transmission and drivetrain.. It's fun to drive sometim... Read More

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1999 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Best Van Of 1999 By Keeron

i love the look and confort of this vehicle,theirs one blind spot but only when you get to a y street and u cant see oncoming traffic because of the seat i needed a jump start only 4 times in its life... Read More

Transport By Sakari

Performance: gets you, where you are going to Build Quality: squeaks 'n rattles, but still running Appearance: slim minibus, amazing capasity for transportation, interior is pretty lame CoO: moderate,... Read More

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