After many years of owning Ford windstars, I made the switch to Honda. I just recently purchased a 2001 Honda Odyssey and really wish I had done it much sooner. My last straw with ford involved a recall (fifth one) regarding the rear axle and dangers of it cracking due to salt that is used on the roads. Third week in oct last year i sent the wife to the dealer and have it checked. Well it was cracked. Ford said no parts were availabe til after first of the year. Ford then put us in a rental at thier expense.fast forward 4 mos later, still at the dealer another recall came out for the sub frame. Took another 2 mos befor they could get to it. Now after being in a rental for 6 mos. courtesy of ford, i get a phone call from the dealer telling me it was unfixable and ford after having me in a rental for 6 mos decided to offer me a buy back option. $7k they gave me for my van. Thats when I crossed to the other side and got my odyssey. Do you realize the dealer told me not one recall has been issued for the odyssey? Should have done this a long time ago. and so far i am pleased.