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Honda Odyssey, Van
#4 of 160 2001 SS Odyssey EX
Jan 26, 2001 (12:29 pm)
My name is Dennis and my wife and I purchased a 2001 Honda Odyssey EX about three weeks ago. We live in Atlanta but had to drive to Kentucky to avoid the arrogant Honda dealers in Atlanta and to get the deal we wanted ($1000 off MSRP).
We sold a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee to get the van.
The Odyssey is a big improvement in ride and getting our 3 year old in and out. Glad to see people getting well informed before making their puchase. This message board really helped me in my decision and making my deal. Also good to see people shopping for their financing before seeing the dealership's finance guy. Places like e-loan can save you hundreds in interest.
I planning on stopping by the Odyssey boards often.
#5 of 160 Howdy folks.
Jan 26, 2001 (1:17 pm)
Welcome back Karen. You were sorely missed.
I have a mesa beige '99 LX (one of the first off the assembly line). It has performed well and has had no major problems. Our kids are 4 and 2 and this vehicle is by far the best around for us. Wouldn't mind trading up when the next design rolls around though.
#6 of 160 So Karen...getting the ball rolling are you...
Jan 26, 2001 (1:33 pm)
Good for you/us.
My name's Phil and I own a 2001 EX. It is "Fern" in color as we Canucks say. I now have about 3500 very pleasant km on it.
My suggested topics are: Problems, Options and Accessories, Audio/Video Ideas, Care and Appearance.
Jan 26, 2001 (2:09 pm)
Great to see some familiar (type) faces!
Keep the suggestions coming for discussions!
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#8 of 160 Problem : Fuel Gauge of Odyssey EX
Jan 26, 2001 (2:11 pm)
I am driving my new Odyssey EX for last 3 months. Overall I am very happy with it. Only my concern about reading fuel gauge. The indicator needle comes to very close to Empty when only 13-14 gallons are consumed and lights the gas reserve indicator. I believe the tank capacity is 20 gal, so I would expect it should be in reserve when 16-18 gallons used. At half of gauge, only 6-7 gallons are used. Two questions: 1) Is it a problem with my Honda only? 2) If not, how do you keep track of gas? I do not want to fill up gas every 2-3 days since I drive at least 250 miles in 2-3 days. I always feel insecure when gauge needle shows near to empty. I had never this kind of problem when I used drive Chrysler mini vans or even Honda Accord.
Can someone help me on this?
#9 of 160 It's about time the greatest group got a club
Jan 26, 2001 (2:52 pm)
My name is Dave and we have a 01 SS EX-Nav with leather seats. Got it on Sept. 30, 2000. When we ordered it we ordered the old Gray and was told to expect it in Dec. Since we had a 99 Cadillac STS that was off lease the first of Dec. we thought great. Well, wouldn't you know it, Honda brings out the Starlight Silver and floods the market with them first. Oh well, its great to have it and no problems so far to speak of. After 3 1/2 months the only thing wrong is the wipers. They set to low and when in defrost mode they don't get any of the heat to the windshield so the ice sticks to them which smears the windshield. Will check with dealer at first checkup to see if there is a fix. Anybody else having this problem? Did you get it fixed?
#10 of 160 yahooo! a club of our own...yeah!
Jan 26, 2001 (4:00 pm)
we had never thought we would own a minivan, but now, we can't imagine ever living without one! we have a 2001 SS EX we picked up in september 2000 after waiting since february 2000 (they make you wait that long so that when you finally do get it, you'll feel like you won the lottery). we live in northern california and my dw and i have a 3.5 year old dd and the most squirmy, cantankerous little ds (9 mos.) in the world. i fully expect to get at least 300,000 miles on this ody before we sell it for another one (based on our previous experience with two previous hondas).
Jan 26, 2001 (4:30 pm)
Just received our LX a few days ago. Its my wife's car and I hope it will be as reliable as my 11 year old acura integra with 140,000 miles. No problems so far, but when the fuel tank gauge was 1/4 tank we went to fill it and it only took 10.4 gallons bringing the gauge to slightly above the full mark. I guess our gauge is also affected. We had driven over 230 miles, so the mixed driving mileage was pretty good (~22mpg). I would like the following topics: problems; accessories and options; and care and appearance.
#12 of 160 towing experience
Jan 26, 2001 (6:54 pm)
I am looking for advice concerning towing with my ody. I am considering a pop up camper in the range of 2500 lbs. I do not yet have a trailer hitch. Any suggestions or towing experiences would be greatly appreciated.
#13 of 160 01 EX soon to be
Jan 26, 2001 (6:55 pm)
Hi. I actually worked in the Odyssey plant for about a year as they were starting it up (doing systems work--production control type stuff). I've seen the underbelly of the beast, and it is good.
I'm supposed to be getting a '01 Starlight Silver EX model in February, no nav system.
My biggest concern: the electric doors. Those things have got to be the #1 quality problem for the Ody, but from what I can tell they're a headache for all the other vans too.