Relief from the Horcrux - 2011 Honda Odyssey Long-Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey: Relief from the Horcrux

December 13, 2011


My mother-in-law and two sisters-in-law just finished driving from Atlanta to Los Angeles in a Mini Cooper. Despite all three being small in stature, they nevertheless began referring to the Mini's backseat as the Horcrux. After a short while back there, the sister in question would get cranky and angry at the the other sitting up front (mom almost exclusively drove). Once they switched places or got out of the car, all crankiness miraculously disappeared. If you get the Harry Potter Horcrux reference that's nice, if you don't or barely do (like me), ask someone who does or read this nonsense.

Anyway, imagine the juxtaposition they experienced when climbing into the back of our Odyssey a few hours after completing their journey. Eight seats, power-opening doors, probably five Minis worth of space and tons of entertainment features. Forget the Horcrux, 18-year-old Breanne was blown away by the TV screen, multiple AV inputs and especially the household-style electrical outlet.

"I could plug in my hair straightener back here!" she said. Well sure.

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