A1 Service - 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: A1 Service

June 17, 2011

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We waited a day to relay our first service of the 2011 Honda Odyssey just to keep you in suspense. Well, this was an easy one. We pulled into the service drive at Santa Monica Honda without an appointment, were greeted by a porter immediately and ushered inside to sit with an advisor.

After some small talk... "the body shop guy brings donuts on Tuesdays and Thursdays now instead of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He says it's because everybody is gone on Mondays and we're already happy for the weekend on Fridays. We think he did it so he only has to buy donuts two days a week instead of three..." we completed the check-in paperwork. Our advisor concluded the meeting with, "I'll call you when the van is ready. Should be pretty quick."

He wasn't kidding. News that the Odyssey was ready for pick up came about 30 minutes later. I've had many cars serviced at many dealerships. Only a handful were ever as prompt as this particular visit. And we didn't even have an appointment. Maybe we timed it right. Maybe it's because this was a minor service. Maybe our advisor had his act together. Whatever the reason, it deserves recognition.

Total Cost: $34.32

Days out of Service: None

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 7,943 miles


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