stephen | April 29, 2007 ( 1:51 PM)

Our New Odyssey

Last week we bought a new Honda Odyssey EX. We had been hoping that we wouldn't need to buy another car just yet, but over the past few months we have been realizing that it was necessary. Although we got many comments suggesting we go with a used car, we decided to go new for a few important reasons:

  1. We got an online quote from the local dealer that was below the invoice price.
  2. We wanted the current design, which started in 2005 and used 2005 models are not that much cheaper than a new one.
  3. We are pretentious, elitist snobs.

Earlier this year we had posted about how we wanted a Honda Pilot. Well, after we test drove both vehicles and it was pretty obvious that the Pilot has less personal space, less cargo space, a useless 3rd row (at least for adults), costs more, uses more gas, is difficult to fit a bike with rear passengers, is harder to move around in, and is harder to get Sophia in and out of. Surprise, surprise, a mini-van is better suited for a family. We have quickly gotten over the idea that SUVs are cool and mini-vans are boring. If anything, we've found the opposite to be true. Our Odyssey is so cool that Sophia won't stop asking to play in it and cries every time we take her out.

our new odyssey

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Date Events Location
2/10 swim meet Brighton
2/17 swim meet Grand Haven
3/2 swim meet West Bloomfield
3/16 swim meet Milford
3/30 YMCA Indoor Tri Ann Arbor
4/5 10k Martian Meteor
4/18 - 4/20 1650 free,
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500 free,
200 free,
100 free,
200 IM,
100 IM
State meet @ EMU
5/4 10k Burns Park Run
6/1 Half Mary Dexter/A2
6/8 Sprint A2 Tri
7/13 Sprint Waterloo
8/2 Half IM Steelhead