We ordered our van when I was pregnant with my second child and have used it daily since. It's side air bags provide the safety every mom wants and works wonderfully with car seats. As my children have grown, they've been able to ride without fighting due to the comfortable and spacious seats. It drives and rides so well even on prolonged 10 hour drives for vacation. I love my Honda Odyssey and would recommend it to everyone!
The van is spacious and the seats are comfortable. The back seat folds down flat into the well. I call it a well, but it's actually a seat storage compartment. The middle seats are removable. I usually take one middle seat out and it gives me ample space to haul things. For instance, I recently purchased some furniture and was able to place the items nicely in my van. Plus, the items you are hauling do not get wet like a pickup. The van drives like a car so it should be easy for any driver. I love the backup camera as it helps me to avoid an accident while backing. As long as you keep the oil changed and do all of your service checkups, this vehicle will keep running and last a long time.
Had vehicle for 30 months @ 68,000 miles. Things gone bad around 36,000 miles during the warranty period and then right after. What is the problems? @ 10 miles: CD/DVD (RES) restarts when the ignition switch is turned OFF/ON. 10,000 miles: Front suspension creaking sounds in the front while turning. 10,000 miles: Wind noise from the front driver and passenger door(s). 15,000 miles: Auto sliding doors problems, sling door(s) jam/stuck and leaking fluids. 40,000 miles: Battery is dead. 45,000 miles: Replaced rear shock absorbers. 65,000 miles: Driver "outer: & passenger side "inner" CV Boot leaks. Leaks "NOT" because they have holes in them. It leaks because CV Boot clamps overtime become loose, a loose CV Boot clamps would "NOT" stay tight