Did I buy a reliable car
I bought a Honda Odyssey 2017 EX-L with 6,967 miles.
Is it a reliable vehicle? It has a handicap ramp which we needed.
It appears to not have much in the way of inherent failure trends but hopefully a mechanic gave it a clean bill of health before you purchased it. (The very low mileage for a 7-year-old vehicle is suspicious.)
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Well, it’s not as reliable as a Toyota Sienna nor will last as long. Your engine (3.5L V6 engine model J35Z8) has cylinder deactivation technology or what Honda calls VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) which is not good for the long term health of the engine. If it were my van, I would disable it via software. See link below:
Also, your vehicle has a regular automatic transmission (6-speed) by Honda which is better than the horrible 9-speed transmission by ZF found in the next generation. Anyways, I would change the transmission fluid (drain and fill) every 40,000 miles along with the filter (if it’s easily accessible). Use only genuine Honda fluid.
Thanks for the comments and suggestions.