I bought a 08 EX (not an EX-L) from a private seller last August. I would recommend an EX over the EX-L or Touring because, to quote an independent Honda mechanic I know, "the longer the name on the vehicle, the more things that will go bad and will need to be repaired and/or replaced over time" There are a lot of posts about problems with the VCM engines on both the EX-L and Touring and on the Touring, the PAX tire system. I would search using “2008 or 2009 EX-L” or “2008 or 2009 Touring” and you will see some of the problems others have had. PM me if you have any other questions about the late 3rd Gen Odys.I'm looking for a used Odyssey and have settled on a 2008-09 (can't afford the new model at the moment). I have looked around and found that they range from $20K to $25K. Are there issues that I should be aware of in these model years?