Coming from two Aerostar vans (no snickering). I don't have a family but for some reason I've taken a shining to mini vans late in life. My Aerostars work for their keep, hauled dirt, lumber, trees, ut trailers. But recently I wanted something a little more refined and comfortable for when I'm not working. Test drove some used Odys for the first time and fell in love. Bought a 2000 w/170,000km for "now", and plan on pampering it. I hope to keep her as long as she can be kept roadworthy, and will likely pick up another Ody somewhere down the road.