This will be our first minivan purchase and I have narrowed it down to the ‘18 or newer Odyssey or a Sienna (open to other years in this). We currently have 2 kids in forward facing seats and baby on the way due soon. I tend to do extended rear facing so will probably rear face for 3+ years. I like the way they both drive and there are little things I like about each one but I really like the Odyssey overall a little more but all these problems and negative reviews scare me. We did notice the AC never seemed to get cool in the ‘18 we drove compared to the Sienna which could be a huge deal in the humid state I live in so I would want to check that once I narrow down a model. I much prefer to buy used and not new however, I’m wondering if the reliability seems to be better on a new model as far as transmission and electrical issues. I want leather for sure and prefer the RES although I’m open to having an aftermarket version installed through the dealership. Would you recommend trying to find a ‘18 touring, ‘19 touring, or ‘20 Ex-L + Nav RES or ‘20 EX-L and add aftermarket RES? I really don’t want to spring for the ‘20 but if they seem to have worked all the “kinks” out I would strongly consider it and weigh the options. I imagine it’s too soon to tell and will be speculation at this point. The only reason I’m considering the touring in the other years is for the 10 speed transmission which is supposed to be better, correct? Does anyone recommend just going with the Sienna and avoiding the potential headache of all these seeming issues? If Sienna had the same safety ratings and magic seats, I would go that route without question after reading about all the potential problems. I have researched myself to death and just become more confused and indecisive.