That's right, my new (tester) badass 2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite minivan is sitting in my driveway as we speak. That's right, they sent me the Elite. No base model for me, thank you very much. Honda spared no expense and wanted to make sure I get the whole Odyssey minivan experience, surrounded in superior quality and luxury. This isn't your neighbor's minivan, people. This minivan is like no other.
|Yeah, that's sitting in my driveway.|
(For those of you who have just joined the blog and have no idea what I'm so excited about, please take a few minutes and read this. It will catch you up on my minivan love. Then read this and you'll understand why the nice people at Honda have sent me this van to try out.)
If you want the Cliff's Notes then here's the gist:
I said I have a secret passion for minivans and that I'd love to own one. The Hubs thinks it's not a good fit for us since we only have 2 kids and he prefers for us to drive a smaller car with better gas mileage and no implied obligation of carpooling. I told him I didn't care, I want the slidey doors and all the other features of my very own MCC (Mobile Command Center, for those of you who aren't in the know). Honda read my post and contacted me. I wrote them back. We picked a date for a van to come and visit. That date is today. I get it for two weeks.
Yup! I got a minivan. True, I don't own it. Honda is just loaning it to me for the next two weeks...I may not want to give it back in the end. But still, it's pretty exciting for me. Of course I've driven minivans before, but always when we were on vacation somewhere and I never really got the chance to enjoy it. I was always looking for an exit on some unknown highway or keeping an eye out for the closest bathroom. I'll finally get to drive a minivan in my day to day life and really be able to show the Hubs what a great fit it is for our family.
So, what this means is that for the next 2 weeks I will be pointing out just a few of the special features of this badass MCC while my kids jump out of the slidey doors like parachuters and we drive around the block one more time just so we can watch another movie on our wide screen DVD player and hold drinks in our 15 cupholders spaced nicely throughout the vehicle for optimal beverage holdage.
|Just 4 of the 15 cupholders. Route 44s anyone?|
Oh, and I will be driving it to the PIWTPITT Kansas City Friend's Party on Thursday night, so if you want to see this badass MCC up close and personal, you should totally be there, but I won't be carpooling. Even though the Hubs isn't going, it will still throw him if I start carpooling already. We gotta start him off slow.
Disclaimer: A big thank you to Honda for sending me a 2012 Odyssey Touring Elite to drive for the next 2 weeks and enjoy immensely. And a special thank you to Sara - I hope you and the new addition to your family are getting some sleep!
My opinions are my own - you know how much I love these cars - I can't make this stuff up!