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#825 of 7240 RE:CR and 1999 Odyssey Reliability
Jan 21, 2001 (6:05 pm)
"In an e-mail response, CR confirmed to me that the 1999 Odyssey had a rating far below average...."
I just checked the CR site. The `99 Odyssey has dropped to the
"worse than average" ranking in reliability. The `00 Odyssey is
ranked as "average". However, the only Honda listed in the used-
car-to-avoid list is the Passport for the 95 to `99 model years.
CR gives a fair amount of information about how their reliability rankings are derived. The "executive summary", using a specific year as a for-instance, is as follows:
"For each model, this details the problem rates in 14 trouble
spots, such as engine, transmission, brakes, and so forth. These
data are derived from annual surveys of Consumer Reports'
subscribers, covering experiences with hundreds of thousands of
vehicles. On the 1999 Annual Questionnaire, readers were asked
about "serious" problems that occurred between April 1998 and
March 1999. We received responses covering more than 500,000
vehicles. Only models with sufficient responses are included... "
#827 of 7240 Thank you Billg7 for your insite.
Jan 21, 2001 (6:19 pm)
I am so glad I bought the Ody. I bought it in PA and I live in NY. I got it for $2000 less. The dealers in N are adding $2000 to the sticker. I will be getting it next week, I can't wait. My husband is still trying to tell me we should have bought another SUV. I hope this snow starts to melt. I"ll never make it up my driveway. How are they in the snow? I am still a little concerned about the talk of noise and reliability. I can't recall the noise factor when I test drove one. You're right about the fact, if you think there is a noise problem, there will be one! Thanks again. It was a war to get the Ody. They had people waiting on line. They must be doing something right at Honda. Thanks!! KPRN94
#828 of 7240 Instructions for mounting mirror
Jan 21, 2001 (6:28 pm)
First of all, FWIW, we now have 18 months and 30,000 miles on our 99 EX, and have had absolutely no problems whatsoever - just as one would expect from Honda.
I am posting to ask if anyone can tell me, or perhaps point me a to a site that describes, how to replace a side mirror. Thanks to some creative backing by my dear wife, our driver side mirror was crushed.
I got the part (replacing the entire unit, not just the glass) online, and it really looks like it should be a very simple installation, so much so that even though I don't consider myself especially handy at such things, I figure I should be able to do it myself. Looks like just a matter of screwing in a couple of bolts. The problem is, I can't figure out how to access those bolts...
Any help will be appreciated.
#829 of 7240 RE:CR and 1999 Odyssey Reliability
Jan 21, 2001 (6:50 pm)
Good to see their website confirms what they said in their e-mail.
The previous post I referenced also contains the areas which were affecting the lower reliability, according to the same e-mail.
Jan 21, 2001 (7:19 pm)
I had a similar problem with my 2000EX. The door wouldn't shut properly and the alarm would ring. It turned out to be the motor that pulls the door shut at the end of its run. It had to be replaced (dealer had one in stock) and it has worked since.
According to the mechanic, the old motor seemed to work fine on the bench but wouldn't work in once installed. Happy with the fix and the dealer. Irritated by the alarm.
Jan 21, 2001 (7:45 pm)
I did a search for "99 Odyssey Side view Mirror" at www.deja.com and found one post that may help you. It said to lower the window, remove the mirror mount cover by prying off the bottom and pulling from the top, remove 4 bolts, and then remove the clip and pull the mirror off. Take a look at the deja post for a better description (maybe this link will work).
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#832 of 7240 This is for KPRN94. Ref#797
Jan 22, 2001 (5:03 pm)
Can you tell me where in PA you got your Odyssey for $2000 under MSRP. I too live in NY.
EM-ail me at JSkliutasaol.com
#833 of 7240 PA Ody In NY bought in PA for 2k less then In NY living in NY
Jan 22, 2001 (6:04 pm)
"Can you tell me where in PA you got your Odyssey for $2000 under MSRP. I too live in NY"
"I am so glad I bought the Ody. I bought it in PA and I live in NY. I got it for $2000 less. The dealers in N are adding $2000 to the sticker. I will be getting it next week"
Could it be that it is saying he got it for $2000 less in PA then what the dealers in NY are charging which is $2000 over sticker, therefore he got it for MSRP. The paragraph appers to be a bit of riddle to solve. This board should have a riddle solver in addition to a Check Spelling perhaps
#834 of 7240 Reply to jskliutas - post 802
Jan 22, 2001 (6:08 pm)
By going to PA kprn94 was able to buy for MSRP not $2000 below MSRP.
The $2000 NY dealer add-on to MSRP was the savings.