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Honda Odyssey Issues?


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I've briefly mentioned that my wife's daily driver ("Bleen" / '05 GP GT2 Series 3 L26 with north of 262k) may be nearing the end of the road so we've been discussing replacement vehicles. Since my wife is a fan of something with sliding doors (i.e. minivan) I've been doing my research and it appeared that a Honda Odyssey was the way to go. However, after continued research, it appears that the Odyssey's are know, certain model years more than others, to really burn the oil (so much so that Honda USA has a class action lawsuit against them about this issue).

My question is, does anyone here have experience with the Odysseys? Thoughts? Comments? Concerns? Praises?

Because I'm a Ford / (former, pre-2009) GM person, I don't have a lot of experience with Honda. The alternative I'm looking at is a Toyota Sienna which, per research, appears to have many fewer issues as compared to the Odyssey.

I don't want to go any older than the 2015 MY's (give or take) so that rules out GM and Ford as they haven't made a minivan in the last several years (and don't even get me started on the GM Uplander/Terazza/Relay/Montana SV6 generations... unless it's that Montana SV6 where the guy dropped in the LS4... now THAT would peak my attention!). When I was a developer for Chrysler and I saw the state they shipped a lot of their new vehicles in therefore I've sworn off owning a Chrysler product so that's why I'm looking at the foreign market for minivans.

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