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David G
12-20-2016, 01:08 PM
I'm not car shopping - but if I were, the new Honda Odyssey might make me reconsider the notion of a minivan --

http://www.tflcar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2018-honda-odyssey-designer-sketch-1024x662.jpg

epoxyboy
12-20-2016, 01:24 PM
With a roof line that low, I'd put this very solidly in the "station wagon" segment.

Pete

OliverBendix
12-20-2016, 01:25 PM
Even the old Odyssey is a very car-like mini van. I'm in the market for a van but looking for something more voluminous - likely an imported second hand from Japan Toyota Alphard

Steve McMahon
12-20-2016, 01:28 PM
I had a 2009 Honda Odyssey. Hands down it was the best vehicle I ever had. Unfortunately I needed to move into a 4wd truck because of the mines I go to.

LeeG
12-20-2016, 02:19 PM
Funny how modern minivans look like old Civic hatchbacks.

Paul Pless
12-20-2016, 02:38 PM
Swagger wagon. She really is kind of a big deal. Is scot in a good enough holiday spirit that we can post the acronym 'mi**'?


https://youtu.be/ql-N3F1FhW4

David G
12-20-2016, 02:43 PM
It's true that the wild popularity of SUV's has affected most car design. Also the makers are blurring the boundaries as they try to find 'acceptable uniqueness' in the interstices. Will it be available w/4wd? Maybe it's a SUV. Or an all-terrain shooting brake? <G> Mighty tasty looking, though - and bound to be more voluminous than the old Mazda MPV that served as the company vehicle for Harbor Woodworks for many years. Honda really does a nice job with interior design and packaging. In fact, I call our teeny-tiny Honda Fit my mini-mini truck. Amazing how much stuff I can get in there.

Too Little Time
12-20-2016, 06:55 PM
The drawing in the original post looks better than the actual van.

The first thing I look for in a car now is a light colored interior. The Odyssey only has grey. I don't like that. White or light tan in leather makes a ride much more pleasant for me. I like the Sprinter van in the above post. But I prefer something smaller.

Dave Wright
12-20-2016, 07:39 PM
I like the Sprinter van in the above post. But I prefer something smaller.

How about the Nissan compact cargo van? $21K and up.

http://pictures.dealer.com/m/mossynissan/0885/f0d896dc0a0d028a002219b4b27c7488.jpg

Edward Pearson
12-21-2016, 04:27 AM
Love the new colour metallic orange VW Caddy van (here in Europe).

http://images.clickedit.co.uk/2513/24492341.jpg

They've just brought a new Caddy beach mini camper on the lwb (half the price of a California and alot more mpg and easier parkling etc) you can sleep in. Has an awning that attaches to the tailgate, some storage and a bed.

http://www.internetauto24.de/var/galerie/20685_1024.jpg

Too Little Time
12-21-2016, 09:23 AM
How about the Nissan compact cargo van? $21K and up.
There are a lot of attractive options.

Norman Bernstein
12-21-2016, 09:31 AM
Swagger wagon. She really is kind of a big deal. Is scot in a good enough holiday spirit that we can post the acronym 'mi**'?


https://youtu.be/ql-N3F1FhW4

Absolutely hysterical! :):)

It has a lot of personal meaning to me... we went through two minivans when my daughters were growing up, so I'm 'intimately familiar' with them.... hated the cars, but when you've got a pair of toddlers, there's nothing better :d

Osborne Russell
12-21-2016, 10:33 AM
Where do you tie off the tie downs for the canoe?

leikec
12-21-2016, 10:52 AM
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRMVHArvh1XOs5nokmgwtjWfyyxEEUmq 0wPI453pKetgL2XmJE5mA

Over 20mpg on the highway and can tow 5000lbs. Also available in AWD.

Jeff C

Gerarddm
12-21-2016, 11:01 AM
That drawing looks like a wagon, but perhaps of the sensibility of the Chrysler Pacifica.

LeeG
12-21-2016, 01:48 PM
Where do you tie off the tie downs for the canoe?

Oh lord what a nightmare it is with some new cars finding a roof rack.

Beowolf
12-21-2016, 02:04 PM
We bought our Odyssey new in '06. About to hit 170,000 on the odometer. Repairs include a $239 dollar repair to one of the sliders because the guide wore out and uhhh, ummmm, huh. That's it. I really can't say enough good things about this vehicle. Handles like a car, comfortable seating, room for four plus dog and luggage, absolutely no driving fatigue. It is truly the ultimate road tripper.