This is it, my new baby! We are due for a new car because Jeff's Passat lease is up in 12 days. Our next door neighbor, Wendy, is a marketing director at Keeler Motors, so we talked to her and decided to start our search at Keeler Honda. After a quick look at what was on the market with other dealers, we decided that the 2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L was for us. The Odyssey has so many things that we desire: safety, reliability, higher resale value, comfort...
Wendy put in a good word with the GM and our salesman and when we went back today, we were given the red carpet treatment. Everything was great. The service was excellent and we got our final price down to a place where we felt very comfortable.
Did I mention yet that I love the car? I love it. We pick it up on Monday and I cannot wait. I love the leather seats, the heated seats, the sunroof, the spacious interior. And this one has a rear camera so I can see what is directly behind the car when I back up. And the best part is, it handles like a car, not a van. It's so comfortable to drive.
OK, I'm done swooning, at least here.
PS - I am so enamored with the car that I completely forgot about everything else we did today. This morning, Jeff's parents came by to be with the girls while we went to help put the new playground at Kelley Park together. We met up with other MOMS Club members and their spouses and we spent the morning doing all kinds of neat stuff. Go Team! This kind of community spirit is what makes things happen.