I replaced this van at this time first of all because of the CARS program. Secondly 3 of the 4 kids are now on their own so it's bigger than I need and it's Momma's turn. : ) Otherwise this van served my family well for 7 years. We put over 130,000 miles on the van with minimal problems towards the end. And this last winter was the first real midwest winter since I've owned it -- the smaller tires on the larger vehicle had me in the ditch twice. Despite that I still recommend it to families with children.
The fold down 3rd row for football equipment, bulk groceries and Drive-in movies. :) And EVERYONE liked the fact that the windows roll down for the middle seats.
Yes the gear shifter is in the way a little of the radio but you get used to it. My only complaint is that you had to have the side doors shut in order to lock it and to roll the windows up or down.