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You are in the Honda Odyssey
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May 21, 2002 (2:49 pm)
"The fact is that my replacement 41TE trans performs no better than the original and I would warn anyone contemplating purchase of a DC van to expect early failure of trans."
That would explain why the shift quality of our 2000 Town & Country is much better than that of our 1998 Grand Caravan 3.3 or how we have gone through two DC vans with no problems whatsoever. Or how my friend has 65k miles on his 2000 Town & Country Limited with no serious problems.
Chrysler has sold 9 million minivans. I'm sure only a fraction of that number have experienced serious problems with their vans. I'd love for you drive a 96 T&C and tell me it gave the same performance as a new 02. If you said yes, I'd call you a liar.
May 21, 2002 (3:35 pm)
Let's avoid the name-calling, present and future.
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#1240 of 7485 not interested in used van
May 22, 2002 (3:47 am)
I drove two new 02 GC's this year and trans was OK but so was mine when new. Most mechanical problems develop over time and will not be apparent during test drive of a vehicle that only has a few miles.
#1241 of 7485 (4adodge)
May 22, 2002 (5:23 am)
I am sure that DC has improved it's transmissions since 1996. They have upgraded the transmission fluid , too.
I owned a 96. I traded it in at a significant loss with 72k miles on it for a Honda Odyssey. I now have 58K trouble free miles and it drives just like new.
#1242 of 7485 not too sure
May 22, 2002 (5:59 am)
Pat 84 is sure DC improved its trans but bought a Honda. I will check out Honda when I can tolerate their cheeky salesmen again.
#1243 of 7485 (pluto5)
May 22, 2002 (6:21 am)
I try to be positive, and not disparage others choices in minivans. I had a great experience buying my Odyssey. A new owner bought out an older dealership. In the process, two Odysseys ordered by the old dealership and for which there were no waiting customers were arriving in two weeks. I got the second one. 2 1/2 months after I had been driving my Odyssey, another dealer called and said the one I was on the waiting list for was in. I told him to give it to next in line.
#1244 of 7485 All Honda salesmen nice
May 22, 2002 (7:13 am)
Looked two dealers. All salesmen both dealer very nice, not pushy. Drove Odyssey demonstrator no deposit yet. Got my 2001 Odyssey where refundable deposit option. Kia salesman pushy when looked again at Sedona.
#1245 of 7485 4aodge
May 30, 2002 (1:22 pm)
Did you see Edmunds acceleration times in their Odyssey 2002 test drive? Don't read the article beyond the times. You aren't going to like it.
May 30, 2002 (2:22 pm)
Looks like the only thing that the DC vans are faster at than the Odyssey is depreciation.
May 30, 2002 (5:41 pm)
I read the entire review about three days ago. Based on many of Edmunds past biased and incorrect articles and reviews, I wasn't too surprised.