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We as in my wife and I will be getting another Odyssey in the next few months but the only problem is, oh and by the way, its for "her" so I want to get "her" another 1st gen with lowER miles and she wants a 2nd gen. She knows about the trans issues so we were going to look at 02-04 Lx's. My main issue is the gas guzzling V6 in the 2nd gen:( I already told her IF we get a 2nd gen, were getting an Lx because its got less bells and whistles and I can go to walmart and get a DVD unit and install it myself;) We have had 2 1st gen's and we both love(d) them to death but she wants something bigger and I will agree with that. I know the gas milage is not THAT BAD but I have a heavy foot and when we go anywhere as a family, I drive.
 

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Well, it's not that bad. My youngest brother traded his '95 for a '99, and no transmission problems. Later he added a used '02. My other brother got an '04 (i think). Bigger van, bigger cylinders- able to stuff more junk in the trunk!
I think the issues they have is rust along the bottom of the sliding door, and rust around the rear wheel well. None of my brothers report 'Wild Willie' mileage! :D
 

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I find it interesting that you have to base a vehicle choice on your personal inability to control your foot. The V6 should perform much better so why would you need to hammer on it? Get her what she wants and you'll be happy.
 

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Are you seriously complaining about (low) fuel mileage for a two-ton vehicle that will get 24-28 mpg on the highway?????

My 1971 Ford LTD, weight 4000+ lbs, with 6.6l motor, got 9mpg in town, 18 mpg on highway.

My 1988 Buick Electra, weight 3500 lbs, with 3.8l motor, got 18 mpg town and 24mpg highway.

My 2001 Odyssey, weight 4000+ lbs, with 3.5l motor, gets 18-20 mpg in town and 24-26 mpg highway (probably could get higher but can't keep my foot out of it and many highway trips are over a mountain pass).

And why limit yourself to an LX (which are really hard to find BTW)? Our used EX came with an aftermarket DVD player already installed ($1400 w/install that I didn't have to cough up) which works great for our kids.

Your main concern should be the transmission - look for a van cheap enough that you can afford to replace it, or find one that just had the transmission replaced.

Good luck in your search!
 

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Hey Jackrabbit- are you saying he can get a new Toyo for the price of an 02-04 Honda?? :eek:
 

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Hey Jackrabbit- are you saying he can get a new Toyo for the price of an 02-04 Honda?? :eek:
No, just wondering if he has looked at the new 2011 Sienna's. You never know, they might want one after seeing it even though it's more money.
 

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No, just wondering if he has looked at the new 2011 Sienna's. You never know, they might want one after seeing it even though it's more money.
You never know, they might want a 3rd gen ody if they looked at it.
 
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