Decided to buy the LX as everyone else was buying the EX model, leaving LX's on the lot. Didn't want the electric doors as I saw that as something that could go wrong. The van has never let us down, gets great mileage, and is comfortable enough. Honda replaced the EGR valve and transmission based on technicians recommendation during normal maintenance. Since the transmissions replacement mileage went up from 24 mpg to 27 mpg on the highway. Otherwise just routine maintenance. We've kept it simply because of what it can haul, sheets of plywood and more important my kids junk to and from college. Since buying this we've bought 3 more Honda's, but have kept the van for its utility.
Fold down rear seat, ease of removing middle seats. Great mileage for what it can haul.
Helper springs or airbags in the rear. When fully loaded it squats at the rear. The van is also very particular with the type/brand of tire. Found out the hard way, and had to go back to the pricier Michelins. The seats are OK, but could be better for support, comfort.
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