2002 Honda Odyssey User Reviews

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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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    65

    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

    Pros: roominess and gas mileage.

    Cons: It is a mini van

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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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

    Pros: Its a work horse and a great family mover...good on gas for a vehicle its size.

    Cons: 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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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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    65

    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

    Pros: i have no idea

    Cons: read the review

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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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    145

    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 :)

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

    Cons: ride, noise, bland styling

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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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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.

    Pros: Interior space, powerful engine, fuel efficient

    Cons: Horrid transmission, terrible service from Honda North America

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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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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.

    Pros: Safe, secure, solid vehicle. Great horse power.

    Cons: None.

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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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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

    Pros: Back seat folds down easily for carrying cargo.  Seat warmers in front are nice.  Automatic side doors are handy...when they work properly.

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

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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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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...

    Pros: nothing really. maybe lots of space

    Cons: the car

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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX Review
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    75

    Grocery-go-getter — We needed a van to accommodate our family and my husband insisted it be a Honda. We've had it a little over a year and a half and have taken it on a few road trips, but mainly it's our grocery go getter.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Space, Comfort,

    Cons: Still a mini-van

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    2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L Review
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    115

    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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Honda Odyssey Reviews

    Would Buy Another One In A Heartbeat. By Donald

    I like everything and dislike nothing. This car has been everything we asked for and more. The DVD player keeps the kids entertained on long trips and the car has given us zero problems as of yet. ... Read More

    Great Van With Tons Of Room! By sumitk2

    The automatic doors are very nice, and allow for little children to easily handle their operation. The Hatchback is also motorized, but you have the option to manually open or close it. The Lane Dep... Read More

    2013 Honda Odyssey Reviews

    The Best And Safest Minivan By nakeishap

    I like the fact that the minivan is very spacious and comfortable. The dislike is that Honda needs to create a window in the third row seats that can actually open and close as the other windows. Then... Read More

    Overall Satisfied With Honda Odyssey By vilupa

    The price is a somewhat higher than other vehicles of the same category. The fact that you can fit 8 people not too crowded is a big plus especially with kids. It has a moonroof which is really not u... Read More

    2012 Honda Odyssey Reviews

    Perfect Car For A Mom With Two Or More Kids By Braeden

    Smooth ride, very powerful for a mini van, extremely safe, and reliable. Perfect for long car rides, my children love the dvd player. I was initially not too keen on buying a van, being a manly man an... Read More

    Great For Family By CARFAXvehicle

    I m absolutely live the style of the redesigned outlook, But the interior leather compare to the old style Odyssey is less Luxury with the material. But same comfort. It drive smoothly and the best th... Read More

    2011 Honda Odyssey Reviews

    2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Family Luxury By vpqmom

    it's a great family, traveling, mini-home. haha! I don't know what else to say - it looks pretty good for a mini van. it drives OK, but takes right turns kind of stiffly. the brakes wear out quickl... Read More

    Excellent Family Vehicle By Cammac

    A genuine "grocery getter". Passenger and cargo space are almost double that of the GMC Yukon we owned previously. The fuel mileage is so great that you begin to wonder if the fuel gauge actually wo... Read More

    2010 Honda Odyssey Reviews

    Love It. By Lana_BKLN

    Very good for family trip. Fits up to 8 people plus luggage. Comfortable ride, especially long ride. Entertainment system kept our one year old occupied for 5 hours. Fuel economy. We own that car almo... Read More

    Comfortable And Roomy And Reliable By Buckster77

    the top of the line van for comfort room and reliability. Honda makes the finest man on the road, and with the DVD system and other features it is fantastic for road trips and general commuting.a grea... Read More

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