hey everyone, my name is dana. i had a black 2011 Odyssey EX-L. i had it for a year (almost exactly) and it had about 7,000 miles on it. the wife and i decided to trade it in for a white 2012 Odyssey Touring Elite. what a difference. i love the 6 speed, blind spot detection, dual screen dvd, etc. the only thing i have done is replace the fog lights with Luminics JDM style yellow bulbs. they should be delivered in about a week or so. i would like to have some of the silver interior parts painted white to match the exterior. we have four boys and definitely need a van. we have had a nissan quest and dodge grand caravan sport. theres nothing that competes with the odyssey though. we tried to go with an SUV for a while but getting into the third row was such a hassle and the gas mileage was just insane. we plan to stick with this one for the long haul. my car is a 2012 civic LX but im not sure how long that one will last.