My wife and I just bought our first van, a 2000 Odyssey. We only have one baby, but she is a photographer and is forever lugging around props and equipment so we needed the space. She was completely anti - van, so I didn't want to lay down a ton of money on a new one, so when we found the right buy on ours I jumped at it. We are now 2 1/2 months into it, and she has already told me that her next vehicle will just be a newer Odyssey. Fixing to leave tomorrow on our first long trip (SE Texas to Colorado and back) but so far I have no reservations about it.