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Gonna buy used Odyssey, have questions

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Hi guys, prospective Odyssey buyer here. Going to try and buy a 2007 Odyssey EX sometime soon and I have a rough sort of plan when I do get one. 3rd row seats fold flat, which is great but the 2nd row does not, probably going to delete 2nd row seats altogether because this thing is going to be used mainly for hauling cargo and towing a trailer. I have tried searching online for a complete, one piece cargo floor liner that covers the entire floor assuming you delete the 2nd row seats, so far I haven't found anything, if any of you guys know where I can find something like this I'd appreciate it!
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Probably not going to find one for the entire floor but if you do a search many members have fabricated a false floor to go over the floor.
 

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From the photos it looks pretty clean, a lot like mine. But it is a bit concerning that everything including the engine bay looks very clean. As if something is being hidden.

Timing belt isn't necessarily a huge deal, you can always get it done after purchase.
 

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I have yet to go see it, that being said I will absolutely be crawling underneath to check for rust and fluids. How likely is it that it's made it to 151k without a belt snapping or being replaced?
Fairly likely. The interval is fairly conservative and the system can often go considerably longer. The first thing to go is typically the tensioner. Listen for a tick on cold start, which would indicate a tensioner on the way out.
 

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Really there are two possibilities with this van:
  • The previous owner cleaned it up very nicely to try and hide something major that's wrong (clean vehicle can mask a lot of sins, especially if the engine bay is clean)
  • The previous owner kept it clean because they cared about the car and maintained it well
 

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Update: I am still looking for one to buy and I came across a NICE on with under 100k miles, EX, 2006 MY. I was initially not considering a 2005 or 2006 because of the transmission differences but this one is almost too nice to pass on. Through diagrams/parts interchange I can see there are quite a few internal differences from 2005-2006 models compared to 2007-2010, that being said how MUCH better is the 2007-2010 versus a 20005-2006?
If it's under 100k chances are even if the transmission was neglected a bit it's fine. The 05-06 models are slept on a bit if I'm being honest. The transmission is more than capable both in my experience and in the experience of many others.

From 05-06 to 07 the transmission was the biggest change, maybe a couple minor odds and ends changed in a couple spots but outside of that it's not that different.

08-10 is the refresh so some things changed, but since it's an EX, the engine is pretty much the same.

I wouldn't say the 07-10 is so much better that an 05-06 isn't worth considering. Check the condition of the ATF, if it still looks mostly red, you should be good if the rest of the car checks out.

Another thing that changed is the starter. From 05-06 all trim levels had the Mitsuba starter, for 07 all models had a Mitsubishi starter, and for 08-10 LX/EX models, the Mitsubishi starter remained, while 08-10 EX-L/Touring models got the Denso starter.

No major quality difference there, just something to note.
 

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I am tentatively going in to buy this one tonight/tomorrow, will update if it goes through. Given the climate with cat converter thefts I am very tempted to either shield the underbody or install one of these "delete kits" like here:


Plan would be to keep the old cat in case I need to smog it, based on my compatibility info the Ridgeline years listed on product page use the same secondary cat converter part number, this pipe looks like a direct fit, any feedback here?
My $0.02 would be to slap on an aftermarket converter if you're really that worried about it. Most likely a lot cheaper than shielding options, and thieves are not interested in aftermarket converters as much as the OEM converters. Especially if you leave signs in the surrounding area that make it really obvious that it's aftermarket.
 

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Not bad, basically an 08-10 version twin of mine.
 

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Looks great. Ocean Mist Metallic is really the best color on this generation. Looks especially sharp with the 08-10 styling.
 
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