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#29706 of 30593 Re: 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/RES, Edison NJ [ramt]
Mar 11, 2013 (8:22 am)
Well that makes me feel a little better.
Wasn't sure how hard I should keep trying to bargain or if we are getting pretty much the best we can get around here.
A local Honda dealer is also including free lifetime power train warranty. I'm hoping they'll beat the other offers I've received.
#29707 of 30593 Re: 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/RES, Edison NJ [ramt]
Mar 11, 2013 (5:26 pm)
Thanks so far I have been quoted out the door.
$36,077.50 from DCH honda
$35735.25 from piazza honda in pa
Not exactly thrilled with either offer. We are definitely buying this month, as have our third on its way in April. Also hoping for better at the end of the month.
#29708 of 30593 Don't buy the ODY--tranny issues
Mar 12, 2013 (6:19 am)
February 2012 Motor Trend Long Test Article 2011 Odyssey Touring Elite, 6 months old, 14999 miles "...we'll have the technicians look at the transmission as well. Over time, shifting has become rough, and occasionally upon acceleration between first and second gears, the transmission seems to be shuddering."
#29710 of 30593 Re: Don't buy the ODY--tranny issues [scottw5]
Mar 12, 2013 (7:25 am)
This was taken out of context, I read through the entire stream of the long term tests (on motortrend they are broken out by "long term updates" which is kind of frustrating to read through) and this was mentioned exactly once. Later, during the A123 service it is mentioned that the tranny fluid was changed which may have corrected the issue. Certainly a far cry from do not buy as stated by another commenter overall they highly recommend the Odyssey. See the "verdict" update http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/oneyear/vans/1211_2011_honda_odyssey_touring- _elite_verdict/
#29711 of 30593 Re: Don't buy the ODY--tranny issues [bigtx]
Mar 12, 2013 (9:02 am)
Yeah, as a current owner of a 2006 Odyssey that has 70K miles and has never had any major repairs of any kind, I am always leery of the trolls. I know there are people that have issues with transmissions on the Odyssey but to say that all of them are faulty and troll the prices paid boards it out of line.
Bottomline, Motortrend recommends the van with almost 30K miles on it. Consumer Reports just published their latest report.
Consumer Reports just realeased their top picks for 2013: http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2013/02/consumer-reports-names-its-201- 3-top-picks.html
Odyssey was named the top pick for minivans.
"All Top Picks must meet Consumer Reports' stringent criteria in three areas: road test, reliability, and safety."
If the transmission in all Odyssey's was faulty, well, I don't believe CR would name it a top pick.
#29712 of 30593 Re: Don't buy the ODY--tranny issues [dc_driver]
Mar 13, 2013 (1:08 pm)
Typical transmission issues appear after few years and more miles than 30k miles. I'm an owner of 2005 Odyssey and have a transmission problem (torque converter) as many other Odyssey owners have.
I believe, based on my personal ownership of Honda/Acura vehicles as well as extensive research on the Internet, Honda/Acura transmission is the weakest part of their vehicles and you have higher chance of having an issue with transmission later down the road of your ownership. I'm not sure how the 2011~ Odyssey's will turn out to be but plenty of previous generations (1999-2010) Odyssey owners experienced unacceptably high transmission failure rate.
I'd still consider buying a new Odyssey simply because there are no other minivans that's better than Odyssey (Sienna's interior feels really cheap).
Mar 14, 2013 (7:16 am)
I was given an online quote of $33,975 on-road for Odyssey EXL in NJ. Any idea if this is a fair offer?
#29715 of 30593 Re: 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/RES, Edison NJ [ramt]
Mar 14, 2013 (12:54 pm)
$34,600 OTD for EXL with RES?!? That sounds like a fantastic quote! The best I have managed so far is $33,750 OTD for base EXL (no Nav or RES).