Kunk was really happy with his Honda Odyssey purchase. Raved about it. I've test driven a pretty wide range of makes lately looking to get a car as an extra vehicle for my family to use and that I'd use full time if/when I move out of Manhattan. Sedan with decent mileage, creature comfort, driving dynamics and decent power are my requirements. Oh and under 60k miles and $18k. Also ideally something that can be wrenched on myself for anything short of complete engine or transmission overhaul. 2012 Kia Optima. Impressive, for a Kia. Sloped roofline has low headroom for tall passengers. 2010 Mazda 6. Only got to try the 4 cyl, composed chassis, somewhat upright driving position, engine is lacking but would like to try the 6 cyl some day. The interior was pretty poor. 2009 Acura TL. I liked the driving dynamics, direct steering, responsive engine, comfortable and supportive seat for my tall frame, somewhat compromised rear legroom and smallish trunk. 2010 Nissan Maxima. Very throaty and fun engine note. The CVT was annoying. The non-leather interior was beyond abysma; VERY cheap feeling fabrics. The size and touring comfort was nice, but not terribly communicative or confidence inspiring. 2007 Volvo S80 V8 AWD. Non sport package so it was slightly soft with lighter than ideal steering. Lovely interior and very comfortable and quiet. Equipped with every luxury amenity necessary and more. Impressive brute strength yet very refined. The V8 just sings and roars at the same time; intoxicating engine note. Biggest smile rendered. 2011 Volkswagen CC. Sharp styling and interior. Seats were slightly too small and narrow across the shoulders. The 2.0t engine lacked character and the steering was too light and numb. Far too much extra road noise leaking into the frameless doors. Very reasonably priced.