||2002 Honda Odyssey Review, AJ , From Dublin, CA|
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| ||Model||Honda Odyssey |
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car?||3 yr|
| ||General comments?||This year's model has a lot of bells and whistles. It's souped up with a quiet V6 3.5L engine at 240 HP that has plenty of power. It humms at 75 mph at 2,000 rpms. It's 3 inch wider than last years model, with 4WD disc brakes, and has about 30 more hp. Considering its weight, its gas mileage is not bad at 20+ mpg for a combination highway and city driving. |
Purchasing the van was an excercise. It's a numbers game. To clinch a deal, factors include lowest markup (purchasing a used car is the best if you can find one), highest Trade-In Value, end of month purchase (after all sales quotas have been met), and sales referrals (to avoid obnoxious salepeople, they will work harder to maintain their reputation
| ||Previous car||Mazda MPV - 2.5 Engine is too small, a bit under powered but it's lighter than the Odyssey by 500 pounds.
Acura MDX - Looks great for a SUV but the
size is a bit short (needs 15 more inches) for 3||