Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Car Shopping

When all of us go out together we either have to take two vehicles or I have the pleasure of squeezing my cheeks in the back seat of Augie Dawgs car, between the two car seats.  And such a pleasure it is!  First we have to pull the front passenger seat all the way forward and I climb in.  Then I have to ease my way in sideways and squiggle a bit to get everything in the right place, then put my feet up on the hump and pray for a quick trip.  Whynot has refused to do this ever, claiming back pain.  Sometimes he drives and Augie Dawgs and I fight for the front seat.  The boys loving me as much as they do usually ask for me to sit in back with them.  I secretly think their mother bribes them with sugary treats to do that.

My SUV is even narrower then Augie Dawg's car so it's not really a better option.  Times like this have me wishing I had bought the model of my vehicle on steroids so we'd have more seating.

A few springs ago, we all flew to Phoenix and rented a van.  There was a seat for everyone and I swear I heard angelic choirs singing whenever we got in.  It was perfect for us and ever since I've been telling Augie Dawgs that she needs to trade her vehicle for something more suited for all of us.  I think she's just about ready to become that mom, you know the one that drives the van filled with happily screaming kids and millions of dollars of sports equipment.

I've been whispering sweet nothings in her ear about going to visit Chicago Honda Dealer in nearby Oak Lawn to test drive some of their vehicles.

I think the Honda Odyssey would fit her needs perfectly.  It seats 7, with captain chairs in the second row and a split bench in the third row, and has plenty of cup holders.  It gets decent gas mileage with 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

I've read some of the articles on the Honda Dealer Blog and I like what I see.  Now I just need to convince her that it's a great idea.

Disclaimer:  This was a paid post, links were provided but opinions are my own.
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