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Hi all, we're the original owners of our 2011 EX-L. It just crossed the 120k mark. We've replaced the timing belt, have kept up with all maintenance, and just put new tires and rear brakes on it. So far, we haven't had any major problems though the alternator was replaced about a year and a half ago.

We're putting about 20k a year on it now. Is it realistic to think this thing will last us another 4-5 years without requiring major work? Have any of you crossed the 200k line?

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It's very realistic. My friend has a 2013 with 320,000 miles on it. It's also a crap shoot. It could die tomorrow or run for another 4-5 years with only maintenance. Question is, is the VCM disabled?
VCM is not disabled. We had the bank of cylinder failure about 6 months into ownership and had the rings and head gasket replaced, since then we haven't had any further issues.
 

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233K miles. Only unexpected issue was an oil pressure unit replaced at 105K under an extended warranty. Two sets of front brake rotors (both sets cryo-"frozen" treated) and a few sets of brake pads and tires. Two timing belts and related items.
 

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2001, 213,000 miles. 4th tranny. Original alternator. (seems new odysseys alternators don't last as long). Old van so
no VCM. Friend went 330,000 miles on 2000. 3rd tranny. Engines seem to be pretty reliable.
 

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I think there is still a lot of life in your 2011. The cost of maintenance on your van per year should be much less than the depreciation on a newer vehicle (plus you still have to pay maintenance on a newer ride) Our first Odyssey was a '99 model--no major problems--had to replace a couple sets of engine mounts, brake pads, did 2 timing belt/water pump replacements (maintenance not failure), and replaced the starter shortly before we sold it with 235,000 miles. We also had a 2006 that also went through some engine mounts, had 2 timing belt/water pump replacements, a power steering pump replacement, was running great and relatively rattle free until it was rear ended/totalled on the freeway at 230,000 miles (rental van used the Odyssey to assist in braking). Was not aware of the VCM problems at the time so we probably could have avoided some of the engine mount failures with the 2006--at least we didn't have any engine problems due to the VCM. We have installed a VCM bypass on our '15.
 

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2007 with 218K and counting. Original goal was 250K, but still running and looking very nice yet now thinking 300K. Has cost very little in non-maintenance operating cost to date. Van is kept very clean and wife is an easy driver which helps of course, but with the maintenance kept up, VCM disabled, and just a little luck 200K is a breeze.
 

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I muzzled our 2017 EXL a few months ago when the van had about 40,000 miles. Noticed about a 1mpg drop; however totally worth it for the smoother ride and saving the life of the motor.
 

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Our EX-L 2010 has 250k. Lots of highway miles, long daily commute. Type of travel makes a difference. Mightbe time for us to look for a low mileage 120k. You selling?
 
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