Ready to go from place to place with all of the kids easily accessible.
As far as a 'soccer-mom' vehicle goes, this van has been wonderful. The DVD player entertains the kids on long drives while the leather seats keep us all comfortable. We haven't had many problems or issues mechanically and it is 14 years old now. There is plenty of storage in the back for tools and emergency gear with the removable compartments and a good amount of space for groceries. My only complaints with this vehicle are pretty standard on any minivan. I do not appreciate how much road noise there is. Also, there is not a lot of room in the back for a dog or for luggage for 6 people on a trip. But again, those seem pretty standard for this type of vehicle and perhaps unique in situation. Overall, we love our van and how far it has taken us and our family for 14 years.