Our family of 4 is upgrading from a Civic to an Odyssey because we’re having a hard time crowding in! I have been researching the Odyssey for a couple of weeks now and at this point all I feel is confused. Our price range will allow us to buy a used 3rd generation with 100-150k miles. I have read so many varying descriptions stating that some years should be avoided altogether (2007 tranny problems?) but other things I’ve read said that by 100k miles any major defects should have outed. Are there years to avoid? I’m not as concerned with bells and whistles but mechanical reliability. Is there any difference in this regard that would make it worth it to pay a few extra hundred for a touring trim? Also, I’m checking to make sure service records indicate a timing belt service. Are there other things I should watch for in terms of service that should have been done at this mileage?
Thank you in advance for the help!