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Honda Odyssey, Van
#2552 of 30568 Used Odyssey
Jun 19, 2002 (11:04 am)
The 1998 Odyssey was one of the most reliable vehicles on the market, regardless of class. I have always taken anything CR says with a grain of salt. Nearly every 4WD truck on the market is on their list. The 1999 Odyssey had some problems initially, mostly with the original sliding door design. Mine(2002) works like a charm. As for the paint protectant, the Honda has about 40 layers of primer, color, and clearcoat. There is nothing useful the dealer can add.
#2553 of 30568 Odyssey DVD
Jun 19, 2002 (11:05 am)
I think they measure diagonally. I will measure mine. Measurement aside, that is the greatest feature on a van since rear air. I call it my mobile babysitter.
Jun 20, 2002 (4:58 am)
Should I get it if I can get it for around $900. 7yr/100k mi/$0 deducible? I plan on keeping my ODY for a long time??
#2555 of 30568 janeysmom: on taking delivery from another state
Jun 20, 2002 (8:20 am)
I think what you're referring to is avoiding California sales tax, by owning a car elsewhere for 7,500 miles. You'd still have to pay registration though.
If you purchase a new vehicle from another state and take delivery with that car being trasported on the back of a truck then you pay only the tax in the state you will register the car. If you decide to pick it up and drive it from one state to another, you must pay the tax in the state where you bought the car and any difference in the state you live in. If the state you live in has a lessor tax rate, you will have a refund coming to you.
In addition you will have to incure the inconvienence of having to smog your brand new vehicle.
Jun 20, 2002 (8:24 am)
I'm surprised I haven't heard from others about the 7" description of the DVD in the Odyssey.
It doesn't add up anyway you measure it. I noticed at the electronics store every flat pannel flip down screen was overstated, yet no one working the floor had an explanation for.
#2557 of 30568 EX-L RES Purchase Price in KY or Southern Indiana
Jun 22, 2002 (12:36 pm)
Has anyone recently purchased an Odyssey EX-L with DVD entertainment system in Kentucky or southern Indiana? What price were you able to negotiate? Where did you purchase it? Did you order, and if so, how long did it take for the vehicle to arrive? What other dealers did you talk with? Thanks!
#2558 of 30568 02 Odys power doors.
Jun 22, 2002 (8:25 pm)
I am considering buying a 02 odys ex. I like the lx but add cd alloys remote entry and I could get the ex. I was reading the consumer ratings and they have me a bit hesitant about the power sliding doors. Are the doors messing up as the reports would lead. The two dealers I am talking with are selling at msrp. Also no one seems to have one in stock to test drive. Don't want to buy on blind faith. Did that with a Saturn never again. One dealer offered us his wife's 02 to test.
Jun 24, 2002 (6:14 am)
I am buying from Don Moore Honda in Owensboro, KY. They order at the beginning of each month and then they are coming in the end of the next month. I ordered mine the first week of May, it was made in Alabama on June 15th and arrived at the dealership on June 21. You should be able to get one for MSRP and maybe a small discount from them or at D-Pat in Evansville but don't expect much.
Jun 24, 2002 (6:19 am)
We could not find one to test drive either, most ODY are pre-sold before they hit the lot. We are trusting a friends recommendation that they love theirs and we will love it too. I guess if everyone likes it the best then we will too. The features make it the best on the market as well. We need the magic third row and the MPV is too small for us. I guess worst case is you buy it, don't like it, then you can sell it for what you paid or for a little less in one year and still make money. I hear some people are buying new ODY every 6-12 months and making money selling them used! very big demand for new or used right now...