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    odyssey vs venture vs sienna

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    2004-2005 Chevy Venture with 150000-180000 kms

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    2003 Honda Odyssey with 227000 kms

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    2002 Toyota Sienna with 258000kms

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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

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    2001-2002 MazdaMPV with 140,000 to 180,000 kms


    What's the best vehicle that will last the longest?

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    We just got an '03 Honda in fall, and we are very happy with it, so that would be my vote

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    How much is the Ody? Are you still in Winnipeg?

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    Wow, ok I just checked kijiji. $3900 is super cheap for an '03 Ody. I assume that is the one you are looking at. I would wonder if there is something wrong with it. If everything checks out that is an amazing deal. If not, I happen to know there is a '98 Ody on there, and the owner is willing to deal

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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

    if the 2003 Canadian Odyssey is like the US one, it'll come with a faulty transmission. I'd go with the Sienna, personally, as the oil sludge issue there is less common than the trans issue in the Odyssey. However, if you've got the spare cash to deal with the trans replacement, should it be necessary, then the Odyssey is a slightly safer vehicle.

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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

    So high kms are ok?

    Is an older sienna or odyssey with higher kms better than a newer caravan or venture with lower kms?

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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

    I've had my '02 MPV for almost a year now and I love it. Just know that RF space in the 3rd row is really really tight and there are only 3 top tethers.

    The kms on the Odyssey and the Sienna are too high IMO unless they've had a lot of work done.
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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

    Quote Originally Posted by cdncasper View Post
    So high kms are ok?

    Is an older sienna or odyssey with higher kms better than a newer caravan or venture with lower kms?
    Yes, both from a maintenance and a safety perspective.

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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

    How high is too high?

    1998 odyssey with almost 300000 kms?

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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

    We looked at the 2003 Odyssey today and love if BUT the guy has no idea what type of mainthence or work has been done (ex: transmission)

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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

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    We looked at the 2003 Odyssey today and love if BUT the guy has no idea what type of mainthence or work has been done (ex: transmission)
    Yeah, I'd add 3k to the price of the vehicle as a precaution.

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    Sienna unless Honda USA can confirm via VIN that tranny done on the Ody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbaray View Post
    Sienna unless Honda USA can confirm via VIN that tranny done on the Ody.
    I agree. Also , 300 would be too high for my comfort.

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    Re: odyssey vs venture vs sienna

    There is a way to check? We are in Canada.

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