OK folks, it's true. Please refer to page 183 of the Consumer Reports 2002 Buying Guide to see that the (new-99+) full sized Odyssey is on "The Worst Used Cars" list. In other words, don't buy this piece of junk. Specifically the 99 model. Since the 2000 has no mechanical or hardware changes, it can be safely assumed that it too is on this same list for the 2003 issue. The 2001 Ody has some minor changes but only the 2002 and on have significant changes to the motor and transmission. Furthermore, I verified with two dealerships in the Seattle area that the tranys have had some troubles and the cost of replacement to you (they don't do tear downs because of the labor involved) will be $6,800 !!! The unit costs about $4,800 and the labor is about $2,000. This is not good folks. The good news is this... NADA shows the resale is upside down, meaning that a used Ody could sell for more than MSRP right now. See page 82 of the Northwest regional edition for January 2002. I own a 2000LX and have suspected all along that it lacked quality for many reasons. I have had several problems such as shakes, won't start, rough engine, body panels not aligned, doors stuck, squeaks & rattles, paint chips easy, etc. Let's face it, these are not good family vans. A family should never risk facing a possible $7,000 bill for ANY car repair on a component that can occasionally fail, especially on an expensive vehicle where most folks paid OVER M.S.R.P. because of an expectation of reliability and quality. I'm just sorry I bought into the hype and purchased one of these things. Good luck everybody, I'm putting mine up for sale.