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2002 Honda Odyssey EX FWDReview
Pamela writes:
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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

Pros: roominess and gas mileage.

Cons: It is a mini van

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2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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

Pros: i have no idea

Cons: read the review

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2002 Honda Odyssey EX FWDReview
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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 :)

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 FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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

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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2022 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Guru9B8C8V

Tons of reliability issues with this car. The quality control at Honda has gone down the drain. Update your engines and make them more reliable and figure out how to make a transmission that works. ... Read More

Review By Guru71NQW

This is our second Odyssey and I will continue to purchase them for as long as they make them. We put an entire family of 6 in one on a cross country trip, with all the luggage, and at still traveling... Read More

2021 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Tseringl1

I love how it looks and spacious but it’s really hard to find the interior without leather seat and 7 seater with moonroof. That’s the only one I was looking for and still didn’t find one so I will ... Read More

Review By Becky

I love all of the options and the style. I just think it’s falling behind with leading competitors offering AWD and hybrid. Read More

2020 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Meg

The 2014-2017 Honda Odyssey Touring is the best minivan ever invented. It has a screen at the top for navigation and a screen at the bottom for the radio so you dont have to toggle between the two sc... Read More

Review By Guru9DH19H

We love the layout and all of the features. It was a great deal and a great family vehicle. Read More

2019 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Bebee32819

Husband has one for work. Amazing vehicle. I love it. Looking to buy one for the household now. Read More

Review By nmschrock2001

Got the 2019 Odyssey and we love it! Sleek, quiet, tons of options and plenty of power. Read More

2018 Honda Odyssey Reviews

Review By Guru9B9W8W

I would definitely go for touring model. One I tried didnt have cm radio Read More

Review By Ryan

Poor inside of car, the previous owner who was smoking. Read More

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