So my '04 Ody with 87K has an internal transmission failure. Luckily for us, we just returned from a long driving trip Chicago to Wyoming and back. You don't see a lot of Honda cars on the road in South Dakota or Wyoming! I am getting quotes from the dealer of $5800 for a Honda rebuild (warranty 3 year 36K) or $2800 if sent out locally to a third party (2 year 24K warranty). I will be looking for a new Ody soon and would already have done so if not for my fear of taking the first year of a new model like the 2011. Thus, this would only need to last a year or so until the 2012 are widely available. I assume trying to trade-in the van (trade in value about $8K in good condition) needing a new tranny would be rather challenging, also assuming I break my no first year model rule. Thus, I am leaning towards the local rebuild. I am surprised at how fast this went given that I paid for the tow package which adds a TX cooler, did little towing and most of the mileage is highway. Can anyone comment? Do you agree with my conclusion of the local rebuild vs. Honda? Thanks.