It’s finally done. We found a 2007 Honda Odyssey in a color we like with the features we wanted (EX-L, leather, DVD), with the miles mlhart was happy with (< 36k). The exterior had some scratches where the bumpers bumped (they are awfully low) and the carpet has the tel-tale signs of children with muddy feet and cherry Popsicles having enjoyed a ride or a thousand. Being willing to accept these blemishes saved us $11k over a new one. We plan to drive it for a month or so and then take it to have some body work done and then on over for a thorough detailing. The sellers were reasonable and pretty straight with us - which is a lot more than I can say of my previous experiences. Buying used from a private party was the way to go for us.