Get the Hyundai H-1, it's an overall better car
This is not my car actually. I took a trip at my friend's Alphard. I am very disappointed with the ride quality. Road noise is very clear to hear, cabin noise isolation is awful (it's like the window is being opened), seating position is uncomfortable, disappointing legroom for a big car.
Don't get me wrong, this car is pretty expensive in my country due to import cost, it costs around $70,000. I would rather buy the Hyundai H-1, which only costs around $40,000 and it's much more comfortable and it's more spacious. The Alphard is too overpriced and uncomfortable. Plus the sat/nav is written in Japanese letters, which is useless.
The only thing that you get from this car is prestige, as it's usually only upper class people who can afford this car in my country. But if you want a real comfortable car, go get the Hyundai.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th January, 2011