Honda Odyssey 2001 EX or get the Honda Odyssey 2002 EX?

Discussion in 'Odyssey' started by needin4mation, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Hi, the 2001 Honda is $11500 with 83k miles on it (EX). The other is an
    2002 Honda EX with 38k miles on it and it is $16500.
    someone else thought.

    I know the engine and transmission was changed in 2002 to 240 HP and 5
    spd. transmission. The Side Air Bag was added in 2002 (but it appears
    to be only for the driver and passenger, nothing for the back rows.)
    The NHTSA gives the same rating for safety for both vehicles (does SAB
    not add something?)

    The recalls on the 2002 are for the transmission and engine coolant,
    and I can find no recalls at all for the 2001.

    The cabin size is the same. In fact, aside from the engine's
    horsepower, they appear to be identical vehicles.

    How does the transmission hold up in these kind of vehicles? How many
    miles can I expect from the Minivan, if not towing anything? My Accord
    has 157K miles on it.

    Thanks for helping me.

    Still, 38,000 miles is good. I just wanted to get some opinions.
    needin4mation, Nov 15, 2005
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    Woody Guest

    They both have serious transmission problems. 01 transmission warranty was
    extended, 02 wasn't. Search at for lots of information..
    Woody, Nov 15, 2005
  3. The 4 speed *definitely* had SERIOUS problems.

    I wouldn't call the 5 speed problem serious, but it is something to be
    aware of.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Nov 15, 2005
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    B Mullen Guest

    My '02 Ody EX (bought used in Jan '05) recently had the EGR valve replaced
    by a local dealer no chrg. Symptoms were that the tranny was "choking" and
    "sluggish" around 80 km/h and 105km/h when under very little throttle.
    Otherwise the van's been great.
    B Mullen, Nov 15, 2005
  5. I can find nothing but (almost) tranny horror stories on the Internet.
    needin4mation, Nov 16, 2005
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    travlin_guy Guest

    My '02's transmission was replaced at no charge around 83,000. It was
    covered by both the Honda warranty extension (2002 was, in fact, covered)
    and the Honda certified extended powertrain warranty. The new (or rebuilt,
    whatever) transmission is noticably better, and the annoying gear whine is
    finally gone.
    travlin_guy, Nov 16, 2005
  7. I found a guy with a 2000 with 86k and a new transmission with a 3
    yr/36k miles warranty $10,000.
    needin4mation, Nov 17, 2005
  8. I found a guy with a 2000 with 86k and a new transmission with a 3
    yr/36k miles warranty $10,000.
    needin4mation, Nov 17, 2005
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