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#191 of 747 Re: 2011 Odyssey Touring [mllefkow]
Oct 04, 2010 (4:54 am)
Bought 2011 this weekend for $1000 over invoice on EX. They put in all-weather package with mudflaps, rubber mats as per my deal request.
The car buying service price will be this and should be online to print and prove in next couple of weeks. Participating dealers have likely set these already, so ask if you do not wish to wait. Invoice on the EX is 28,042, MSRP is 30,950. Not including delivery.
Pohanka Honda in Stafford, VA
Last night, a touring left the lot for $100 under MSRP. Now that seems riciculous, and in couple of weeks - when car buying service prices are online for it - should be gone. I guess they really wanted the theatre room on wheels for the house price right now.
Probably could have waited and done a bit better, but drove my 2002 bought in 2001 and it needed brakes, tires, windshield cracked . . . . just wanted this one in this color and went for it. LOVE IT!
BTW the middle console can come out all together for pass through, second row seating is MUCH improved. Headroom is still great for 6'3'' person, and much roomier. . . more leg room. . . much wider. . . better milage without roof rack and lower stance. Luxurious feel, tons of compartments and hoders. Great sliding door button placement so no turning back any more, extra handle to get in. Very sharp IMO.
#192 of 747 Stupid idea on the built-in HD music library
Oct 04, 2010 (1:49 pm)
One of the cool features in the new odyssey will be the built-in music system, where you can upload your own music and store them in vehicle (2GB in lower-end models; 15GB from EX-L and up). I was waiting for something like this since Chrysler introduced this system in their minivans, which I loved so much. It's more convenient than an iPod interface (for me at least) so you don't need to schlep along with you anything on-board.
To my big disappointment, this is what Honda states several times in their press release: "The system will not copy music from burned CDs or from USB flash drives.." I could not believe it! So it will only copy from original CD's! Why did they do this limitation? The Chrysler minivans copies just anything! I think that this (among other design flaws) is killing the whole purpose and idea! OMG! Why do designers always loose their mind when in design process???????
#193 of 747 Can somebody confirm if the 2011 Navi is a touch screen?
Oct 04, 2010 (5:29 pm)
From the looks of it, the 2011 Odyssey with Nav is now controlled with a dial/buttons instead of a touch screen, is that correct? That would be a big mistake, I've always hated the dial for Navigation in European cars, entering an address is quite an ordeal
#194 of 747 Re: Can somebody confirm if the 2011 Navi is a touch screen? [wiu_bimmer]
Oct 04, 2010 (6:04 pm)
Whomever pays MSRP for a car in crazy in the 1st place.....whomever pays dollars over MSRP is missing their brain....negotiate people......make the salesmen bleed..!!!
#195 of 747 Re: Can somebody confirm if the 2011 Navi is a touch screen? [wiu_bimmer]
Oct 04, 2010 (6:28 pm)
Yes it was touchscreen.
#196 of 747 Re: Test drove 2011 Touring [mnajera]
Oct 04, 2010 (8:53 pm)
Quoted $100 over invoice today for any 2011 Odyssey at Honda City Chicago.
2010 EXL with Res/Nav: 32.3
2011 EXL with Nav: 33.9
$1600 premium for new model and less features, I believe the prices will crash harder in time.
#197 of 747 Re: Stupid idea on the built-in HD music library [samnoe]
Oct 05, 2010 (6:25 am)
To my big disappointment, this is what Honda states several times in their press release: "The system will not copy music from burned CDs or from USB flash drives.." I could not believe it! So it will only copy from original CD's! Why did they do this limitation?
Probably to protect themselves against possible copyright infringement lawsuits from the recording industry.
#198 of 747 Re: Stupid idea on the built-in HD music library [robr2]
Oct 05, 2010 (7:01 am)
I get what you're saying but music that is paid for and downloaded to a USB or burnt to a CD is a perfectly legal way to listen to music. Why would they let you listen to music you've burned to a CD in the CD player of the car but not let you store the same music on the hard drive? It doesn't make sense?
On another note, has anyone seen a Touring Elite? There seems to be a delay in dealerships receiving those on the lot. I'm curious how the blind spot sensor works? Is it linked to your turn signal?
#199 of 747 Re: Stupid idea on the built-in HD music library [babsmiller]
Oct 05, 2010 (7:13 am)
I've got to agree with Babs. I don't buy CDs too often any more. Most of my music comes from downloading from Amazon or iTunes. I guess I'm out of luck if I want to transfer any of those tracks.
Pretty ignorant of Honda to have this restriction.
#200 of 747 Re: Stupid idea on the built-in HD music library [babsmiller]
Oct 05, 2010 (7:21 am)
I totally agree, this limitation on loading music is actually close to making the HD based sound system a useless feature. I hope this is simply a mistake and not actual fact. The trend in music is quite clear and has been growing every year.... legal sales of digital music (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) has been increasing while sales of physical disks has been decreasing. In a few years, CDs will be as common as vinyl is today. I buy music every month (typically non-DRM from Amazon), but haven't bought a CD in a couple years.
Even companies like Sony, who are notorious for their music rights (after all they are a publisher - Sony Music), sells devices where you can load non-DRM music (http://goo.gl/ftjk).