We liked the 01 Odyssey very much so that we now own an 2007 also. The only problem to speak of was the tranmission. We had it replaced twice (under warranty). The van now has 92000 miles and going strong. The 01 is an EX the 07 is an EXL. Next year we plan on trading the 01 for an 08 Touring model.
The middle seats, together or apart and the hide away rear seats. We have a VCR in the 01 and a DVD in the 07. Great for our four grandsons ages 4 to 9.