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Old 02-03-2014, 10:01 AM   #1
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'11 Honda Odyssey (New Baby Hauler)

Well, as many as you know, we have a third baby coming at the end of this month – that means the Ford Escape just won’t cut it anymore. In all of our research, we decided on a Honda Odyssey and found the perfect one last month via CarMax. It is the Touring Elite model, so (aside from any factory installed options) it has all of the available features. We’ve had it for almost three weeks now and love every aspect of it. (We’ve already reaped the benefits of not having to take two separate vehicle when even one person comes to visit.)

Obviously, there won’t be any performance mods on this ride (yet), but there are a few cosmetic and technological areas on which we’d like to improve.

Current mods:
  • Window tint
  • HID Fog Lights
  • Car Seats (x2)

Future Mods:
  • Third Car Seat
  • Secondary RES monitor (for rear facing occupants)
  • Interior camera (to keep an eye on the little ones)


Here’s a quick pic I took yesterday:


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Old 02-03-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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Talked to Bradley Buchanan about custom coil overs and a turbo Acura V6 yet?

Should be a nice way to haul the kiddos around. It should get better mileage than a big SUV, anyway.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #3
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Talked to Bradley Buchanan about custom coil overs and a turbo Acura V6 yet?
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Should be a nice way to haul the kiddos around. It should get better mileage than a big SUV, anyway.
I'm hoping for decent mileage. It likely won't get near what the Escape got, but it certainly should be respectable for its size and features. It definitely drives better that any SUV I have been in -- this thing actually handle more like a car. And, in my opinion, it's one of the better looking minivans out there, so I'm not too embarrassed when I'm driving it around. (Not that anyone could see me through the tint. )
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Awesome Congrats
Thanks!

. . .and thanks for the tint recommendation. Shane did an excellent job on all 11 windows.
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Thanks!

. . .and thanks for the tint recommendation. Shane did an excellent job on all 11 windows.
you are welcome. Shane is the best guy for tint!!
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Great choice!

Let me know when you need parts or major service.
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Great choice!

Let me know when you need parts or major service.
Thanks.

Actually, if you happen to know a source where I could buy some male/female OEM connectors, that would be very helpful. I need to interface with the DVD and NAV unit, but I'd rather not hack into the factory wiring.

Specifically, I need Connector 'E' (16P) on the Audio-Navigation unit and Connector 'A' (32P) on the Audio Display -- male and female of each.
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Here's a picture of what Alexis drove when we were married, and what she drives now.


. . . amazing what a difference 5 years and 3 kids makes.



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At least you guys still have the 'vert for her to enjoy once in a while. A lot of people have to give up their toys completely.
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