We bought a 2007 Honda Odyssey this month. I've never owned a car this cool in my life. Features: leather, 8 passenger, fold away seating, dvd player with wireless headphones, cd changer, seat warmers, doors that open/close with pushing a button on my key remote, a key remote!, cruise control, like 13 cup holders, rearrangeable middle row seats, sunroof, and durability of a honda. it has 111,000 miles on it but we think we can push at least 100,000 more. We waited a while to make sure about what we wanted. oh, and the coolest thing...we paid in cash! yay! we always said we would but after going to dealerships it was so tempting to go newer. i'm glad we didn't though.
i love to see this when i walk out to the car (i mean minus the escaping baby.) As weird as it may sound to anybody who doesn't own/want a van, I feel so vain driving it. I feel luxurious. I feel blessed and cool. I know we are not all of the same opinion but I'm so glad to be at the van stage of life!