We do not love this van as much as we had hoped we would. We have three kids, age five and under, and yes, it is great with the kids. Easy to get everyone in and out, plenty of space, and the kids love it. It does make my life easier. But... road noise on the highway is really bad. Fuel economy is the pits. We seem to be getting far fewer mpg than other Ody drivers - not sure why. I had heard this about the Ody before we purchased, but didn't pay much attention. Wish I had! Around town we get 11-12 mpg -- yes, that's right! And pure highway driving with cruise control, we get about 17-18 mpg. Might as well be driving a big 3 row SUV! In the minivan category, wish we had gone with the Sienna.
Kids love the DVD player. Auto side doors are nice.
Do something about the road noise -- it's really bad! If road noise bugs you, this is not the vehicle for you! Better MPG. More secure storage space in front. Glove compartment(s) are really small.