2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: Rising Fuel Prices
April 22, 2011
At 6 o'clock this morning I found myself at the gas station filling up our 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring. An older man pulled up to the adjoining pump in his rusty, 70s era VW Beetle. He started and finished pumping before the Honda was satisfied. My side eventually clicked off, and as I reached to return the nozzle to its holster he got my attention.
The man asked, "How much did it cost you?" I looked at the meter to find that 18.726 gallons of regular just cost 79 bucks. In response to this he said, "Paid 10 dollars. Went into the city to get some duck with my son last night." He looked down at the receipt in his hand, scratched his white goatee and continued, "Cost me 10 dollars just to go into the city. We have to do something about this. Well, have a good day."
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 4,501 miles