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    New member - with a '95 Ody and a few questions

    Hello to all. Looks like a friendly group of Ody enthusiasts here! My question is this- I've owned my '95 Ody for about eight years now. It has a little over 206K miles, and starts and runs well; am I nuts for wanting to upgrade to a newer and a little bit more luxurious Odyssey? Not new, I WAS thinking about a '2006 to 2008 model. However, I see here and other places, that many people are having a lot of problems with the newer years models. Driveway status is not an issue.
    Mine has a couple of bumps & bruises, is not terribly worn internally, & everything (still)works, but could use some maintenance like ball joints, tie rods, etc. What do you all think?


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    Probably would be better to post your question about reliability issues in the '2005-2010' section to get better feedback.

    I'm a bit biased, but the 1st generation was the best (especially for me). Even though the interior volume is larger in the next generations (and taller), I can still pack a lot of stuff with the middle seats removed. (Finished helping a friend move, and we had a 20' extension ladder inside.) What doesn't fit inside can often go on the roof rack. I prefer the economy of the 4 over the power of the V6, and my Accord headers help give me a decent punch when I need it.

    As far as keeping it, investing in the repairs and maintenance may make better economical sense than buying a 'new' used car with unknown condition and issues.
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    Thanks for the response. That's what I am a little concerned about, I'm hearing things about a lot of problems - rear motor mounts, transmission problems, brake issues - that seem to be more prevalent in the years around 2004 to 2005 where I was looking.
    I'll look in the reliability sections and see what I can find.

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    id stay with your odyssey.there are not many around and the fact its 4 door and not sliding makes it the most awesome.ive had 2 already and i will keep my second one for a long time.beleive me you will regret the day you sell your trusty ol just fix it if i was you
    95 odyssey ex............ replacement of my 96 lx... 299k and goin strong
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