I know this is not about the Odyssey but because you mentioned it I want to talk about it.
I have a gorgeous looking 05 EXL. I stayed away from the touring model because no way will I ever spend $2000 to replace run flats.
I thought I did a lot of research on it and you see it everywhere in ATL so you figure it is a safe bet. But you just don't know what to ask sometimes, take for instance engine mounts.
$1200 a piece for the mount (for the one that matters) before labor and pulling the engine out. Very common that they go out around 60,000 or so miles. The engine mounts are built to help deal with the extra heavy engine they installed. They have them on display at the dealership to show you what a broken one looks like because it's such a common event and costly.
To keep this on topic about Delta, I finished my quarterly CD before anyone had to call. THX.
Look under the front bumper of an 05 to 09 and you'll see a gap. Behind that open gap is the A/C system. If it gets a rock chip from the road it will not be covered under warranty. It was not uncommon for a brand new Odyssey to have this happen and returned to the dealer only to find out the $1000+ bill is not covered. Some had it happen twice in a few months. Class action lawsuit. I spray painted gutter guard black and zip tied it to the front, you should see it as it has chips in it so it worked. Problem is the A/C failed anyways for another reason... $850.
Mine may or may not have a rear seal leak. Just hit 100,000 miles. Between that in the engine mounts I'm looking at $2K to fix, if I'm lucky.
The timing belt is not on a chain. $700-$1200. Honda wants you to do it at 60,000 miles but their marketing department says 100,000. fwiw.
The steering pump had a recall and thank goodness, that thing would've cost me $600+ to replace. It squealed in the winter when cold and it doesn't go away. I found if you replaced the fluid you could make it go away for a while but Honda replaced it on my van at 99,400 miles. whew. And that was only because the service tech fought for it... and themselves really.
Personally this is the second Honda car and it will be the last. I like driving it although the wind noise is obnoxious but it's not as mechanically sound as I think it should be. I think Honda's QA is going downhill very rapidly and the one telling thing to me is they fight hard now on recalls.
I think this will also be my last van. My 2000 F-150 is absolutely trouble free and no timing belt. It's great. Trucks are built to carry their own weight plus some, a van is not built to carry its own weight plus the options. As evidenced by blown tire belts which come to find out is also common on a Odyssey in the heat.
And to keep this on topic, I've moved down 2% in ATL on the 88. I was really hoping to one day bust that 80% threshold. But I'm still here. So that's all that matters anymore. But looking at the bid, my word, A320 wow. Senior. I think my next plane when the day comes will be... ready... ready... 73N. Unless the 320 gets more junior. I plan to do this when I can hold at least 70% or so on the 73N/320 which I estimate to be around 2021.
Wow. I thought I was depressed after watching football all day last Saturday...
If you're gonna be a buzz kill, you probably need to start drinking as well. Only seems fair.
Thankfully we have a 2011 model so I'm sure they've replaced all your old problems with newer more creative (and expensive) problems!
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I have no idea what that has to do with talking about this tender and unchangeable subject. When you offer up your position on this as though somebody needed to be "eaten alive" for it, that shows a great deal of pure dumb.
Moderators should know better.
When people bring up the DOH or relative argument, I just state what the ruling was. Three arbitrators decided what they thought was fair. End of story.
We had a CRV until we up gauged to a Honda Odyssey (after second kid and, ugh, fourth dog). Nothing bad to say. Midrange trim is more than adequate (at least it was for us), and we owned the thing 6 years with no major problems. Had to have the brake rotors replaced after about 2 years, but I suspect that was mostly driver induced. Only negative I can think of is that Honda does fall short on their warranties compared to their closest competitors.
Hava a friend with a Kia and it was in and out of MX the first year pretty frequently but has been reliable since then. Don't know anything about the RAV 4.
We have a Sonata (2009) and you can't beat the warranty (5/60 bumper to bumper and 10/100 powertrain). The Kias are all rebadged Hyundais. If you like the styling I don't think you can go wrong with a Kia. They also have great features even with the low end models (much better and usually cheaper than the competition). They are getting great writeups for value and dependability.