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#79 of 88 Re: 2007 Odyssey EXL -114k Buying Advice [xs111]
Aug 26, 2010 (3:49 pm)
There are not, as far as I know, any problems specific to the '07 Odyssey. However, third generation Odysseys in general have been subject to a variety of TSBs. Also, motor mount failure on VCM models (of which the EX-L is one) have been reported.
High miles don't bother me if there is an appropriately corresponding reduction in price and the vehicle has been a one owner. Bear in mind though that the price hit for the miles won't be as much as it might be for certain other makes. You might take a look at completed sales on ebay to get an idea of value.
You might want to check to make sure the timing belt has been changed - it was due at 105K.
Sep 17, 2010 (1:23 pm)
I am waiting for October/November to come this year, in hopes that I will be able to deal a 07 with around 50K down to 18K
#81 of 88 2007 Odyssey Touring Edition.
Sep 20, 2010 (9:24 am)
Just wanted to throw this out there for people looking to buy a used Odyssey.
I just bought a 2007 Odyssey Touring edition with 50K miles for 25K out-the-door. The tires have a whole lot of tread left on them too.
I am loving it so far. This is my second honda and just hoping it wouldn't let me down.
PS: It's Honda certified.
#82 of 88 2004 Used Odyssey
Aug 31, 2011 (1:40 pm)
#83 of 88 2004 Used Odyssey
Feb 02, 2011 (12:01 pm)
I am looking at purchasing a minivan for my growing family and I've read that the Odyssey is one of the best for reliability. My budget is $10-12k max. I do tend to put high miles on vehicles; I currently have a Subaru Forester with 220k miles (which I purchased with 101k).
For my price range, the 2004 is really my best fit. However, I keep reading horror stories about the transmissions, although Consumer Reports states that the main tranny issues occur from the 99-2003 models. Is the 2004 a safe year to purchase with this in mind? I can probably go for a 2005, but I would rather not because the prices seem to stretch to around $13-14k.
Secondly, the used models I'm looking for tend to have between 90-110k miles. Is there any fear of buying an Ody with high mileage? Anything I should look for?
#85 of 88 Re: 2004 Used Odyssey [roo5ter]
Mar 23, 2011 (5:06 pm)
We have an '02 that we purchased new and recently turned 137k miles. While you may hear negative comments, we had a terrific ownership experience.
Early models with the 5 spd tranny had an oil starvation problem, and ours was replaced with a unit with the internally modified 2nd gear oil jet at around 35k miles. The only other failure in 9 years was a transmission neutral safety switch (that manifested itself as a power door problem due to the shift interlock). I believe it was cracked, and was probably damaged when they replaced the tranny and moved parts between units.
On March 5th we bought a Toyota Sienna. I spent a good part of last Sunday afternoon detailing the Honda in preparation for selling it. I even started working on a window sign, but 3 days later I'm still driving and enjoying it, in no hurry to hang the For Sale notice up. The Sienna rides smoother and is more quiet & refined, but the Honda still outhandles it and is simply more engaging to drive.
Frankly, I think a well maintained '04 could prove to be a great vehicle. It was the end of the run, and most of the bugs were resolved. By comparison, there were probably more complaints about the '05 models as they were a complete redesign and suffered some first year issues.
#86 of 88 Re: 2004 Used Odyssey [roo5ter]
Aug 20, 2011 (6:10 pm)
Don't even think about and walk away. The transmssion is this car is guaranteed to fail and you get pay a heflty price to repair.
Aug 31, 2011 (1:40 pm)
I had the chance to buy an EXL with 152K on it today for $5200 on the road from a dealer. Van looked to be in excellent condition. Had the previous owners info as well. However, I walked away from it, fearing the worst after researching these vans for countless hours. Just didn't feel like buying a ticking time bomb. I am looking at a 2004 Sienna instead. did I make the right call? It was a great price on a clean unit.
#88 of 88 Re: 2007 Odyssey EXL -114k Buying Advice [xs111]
Apr 22, 2013 (3:44 pm)
I don't know if my car has defection but honda odyssey has a lot of problem. Power steering problem, now coolant system, My car 2006, 112K. Coolant leak via holes on the pipe which I don't know. When found out the temperature needed reach the highest on freeway. They recall and fix the power steering and other thing which I don't really know. Now I complaint about the coolant leak. I dont know other car. But Odyssey is the worst car I have had.