We just wrecked and lost the best car ever, the 1996 Honda Odyssey.
We have been looking for a new car replacement for several months, but nothing compares.
Today's vans are gigantic by comparison and have those stupid sliding doors.
Absolutely nothing today under $60K has seats as comfortable as the FOUR captains chairs in our 96 Odyssey.
Closest available today are the Mazda5 or Toyota Hylander, but for long trips, we will have to live without the luxury seating of our 96 Odyssey.
Only reason we are not just finding another 96 Odyssey is that the new cars have all those airbags and other safety features.
Reliability - you can count on at least 200,000 without major repairs.
#1 in seating comfort in first and second rows (with optional captain's chairs in second row).
Seating for 7 when needed (third row is tight).
Van with regular doors.
Too late for improvements, but the only down sides to this car are that it could have used a little more power (small 4) and somewhat weak A.C., both set up for the sedan on which this van is based.
However, the limited horses is rarely an issue.
The A.C. just takes some time to get to the back seats and is fine on long trips in scalding weather.