High seating capacity, along with comfort and performance makes this minivan a pleasure to drive. There are minor glitches here or there, but nothing to get alarmed about.
Between me and my fiance, we have 5 kids total. So I upgraded from my Saturn 4-door sedan to my first minivan. She still has a sedan, a 1999 Ford Taurus, but prefers to drive the "2003 Kia Sedona EX" minivan.
We got a "demo" model, which had almost 5000 miles on it. But in exchange for that, we got a power sunroof and leather seats for free.
It's very comfortable to sit in. The front two seats are fully adjustable electronically. The bucket seats in the middle are nice also. There is a tray between the front seats that I use a lot. Plenty of drink holders and space to put things.
Visibility is OK for being a minivan. The side mirrors are large, and if your kids are small enough, you can remove the headrests from the rear seats to improve visibility through the rear view mirror.
Somebody ran into my rear bumper just a couple of weeks after I got the van. It looked like a small amount of damage, but ended up costing their insurance company close to $1000 for just the bumper.
It's a 6-cylinder, which is OK. There is a slight hesitation when you accelerate quickly, but once it kicks in, it goes!
Turning on the windshield wipers seems to be back-wards to me. Maybe it's just me, but in other cars, it seemed that I twisted the blinker knob the other way. I'm still getting used to it.
Also, bright lights (which I never use anyway) are pulled toward you to flash, and push away from you to click on. I'm used to pulling it half way to flash and pull it all the way to click them on. Again, it seems back-wards. But, it's something I can live with.
On the back sliding doors, the kids are still learning to pull them back all the way until it clicks. Otherwise, if you're on a slant, the door will start sliding shut on you.
I like the option where locking the driver's door locks all the doors. There is an electric door lock on both front doors as well. The way the sliding doors work, is if they're open when you lock the doors, they will lock after they're closed.
There is also a button on the driver's door to lock the windows. What I don't like about this is that it locks the passenger window and the two rear windows (which only slightly slant open). I want the kids to not play with the power buttons in the rear, but I also want my girlfriend to be able to roll her window up/down in the passenger seat. It would be nice if these were separated.
There was an ashtray in the rear which was easily removed to leave a round drink holder. The ashtray in the front is permanent, unfortunately. Since my car will forever be a non-smoking vehicle, it would be nice if they reused this wasted space. Smokers will like the ashtrays in this vehicle. There are 2 cigarette lighters in the front (3 total) which is really good for charging both of our cell phones at the same time.
There is a luggage rack on top, which I'll probably never use, but it's nice to know it's there if I ever need it.
The fog lights only come on if the headlights are on (maybe a legal reason?). They're not very bright, and are probably only there for aesthetics.
I like having the third glove compartment, it gives me someplace to store the garage door opener.
It comes with buttons that can be programmed for garage doors. But, after spending several days trying to figure out how to get it programmed (yes, I read the manual), I was told by the dealership that it only works on newer models (1999 or above, I think) of garage door openers. So, that would be a nice feature, but it doesn't work for me.
Overall, in spite of all the little troubles I've had with it, I'm very pleased with my vehicle on a day-to-day basis. The service department has taken care of me every time, except for the door they couldn't get adjusted, but they tried and tried. I'm definitely glad I made the purchase.
It's a lot of vehicle for the price.