2002 Honda Odyssey User Reviews

2002 Honda Odyssey Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • 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: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 5 reviews

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Adrian 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:
2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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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:
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2

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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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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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Bernard writes:
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i have no idea

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read the review

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Odessy — its pretty big i would only recommend it for those who want to take it on a long trip but maintenince is a whole nother story its very expensive and many things go wrong with it as a matter of fact the other day the actual brake pad broke in half. so not the worlds best van but picks up kids from soccer practice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Mathieu writes:
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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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dlnjapan writes:
2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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5

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The car was exceptionally safe when my wife was hit broadside in an intersection, directly on her driver's side door. The side airbag was so effective that she wasn't even bruised, although the vehicle was totaled with the other car hitting her at approximately 30 mph. We were impressed enough to purchase another used '02 Odyssey.

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The transmission failed at 115,000 miles, much like that of many other Odysseys we read about online. Had to battle with the dealer and Honda USA -- the latter was particularly resistant -- but ultimately got Honda USA to pay for 60% of the replacement cost. I later learned that I might have been at fault for using non-Honda transmission fluid when I changed the fluid myself a few times. I will definitely not make that mistake again.

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Very Safe In Crash, But Tranny Failed — Our Odyssey has been very dependable and comfortable, although transmission did have recall repairs. Too bad we can't just turn off the 5th-gear overdrive sometimes, although the computer sensor does a great job of compensating shift patterns when I tow varying loads.

Owner for 4 years, 1 months

Primary Use: Family transportation

Miles Driven per Year:16,000

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Hugh writes:
2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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Safe, secure, solid vehicle. Great horse power.

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None.

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Fantastic Van... Would Buy Again Without Any Doubt! — Family loves it for long trips. Have NO issues with the vehicle. Tremendous ride, roomy and excellent gas mileage.

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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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2014 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Great Van With Tons Of Room! By sumitk2

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2013 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Overall Satisfied With Honda Odyssey By vilupa

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Just bought this car as my wife and I are expecting our third child. Really excited about owning this vehicle as the it will make things a lot easier for us. Very modern looking and offers great opt... Read More

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2012 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Great Family Car And Traveling Vehicle By mflynn2002

nothing to dislike. great car - always come back to honda odyssey. Good reason its the most popular minivan. Comfortable and spacious, never in the shop except for maintenence. Always feel safe and in... Read More

Stylish, Clean, Roomy And Affordable Van By JCodyssey

Overall, I have had an awesome time with this van. We have driven here there and everwhere and our odyssey have been reliable and comfortable. Even with all of the snow, my van have never left stuck... Read More

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2011 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Efficient By FCempa

If you are looking for a comfortable, reliable family vehicle, please give this one a serious look. We found it to have a bit more room compared to the SUV. The rear view camera was helpful when bac... Read More

Very Practical For Large And Active Families By dsue52

The Odyssey is a great choice for a 'mini' van. It is extremely large and spacious and will hold 7 people pretty comfortably. Seating configurations are flexible to accommodate our needs on a given d... Read More

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2010 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Comfortable And Roomy And Reliable By Buckster77

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It's The Cadillac Of The Minivans (in The Best Sense Of That) By 7246KM

Very powerful; practically sporty in acceleration and handling compared to Dodges. Very tight and solid at 55k. Not one single mechanical problem, as the 2nd owner since about 20k. The middle row seat... Read More

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