Odyssey. Pilot. Odyssey. Pilot. Odyssey. Pilot. Odyssey. Pilot.
Odyssey says: "We like safety and comfort. We travel with children and may be getting a dog. There is room for groceries, soccer balls and car pooling. Asphalt is necessary and desirable. Oh, dear, are those ruts?"
Pilot says: "We like safety and comfort. We travel to remote places and the kids may be a bit snug, if we bring friends. There is room for groceries or car pooling, but we aren't concerned about driving on a rural road. Ruts?: Okay, I can handle this"
I know from experience, if I ask for opinions I will get "opinions," and everyone has an opinion. Opinions are not the same as good advice. And good advice is not the same as a decision. Argghhh!! The curse of the blessed; too many options!!!
Old car. New car. Old car. New car. Old car. New car. Old car. New car.
Old car says: "Don't forget a shovel for prying open the hood, and two more tools, in case the door jams again. Hey, I'm paid for. 1995 was a bad year for Chevy and brakes, but you've got vehicle mass on your side. What is that smell? Sonoran desert? Sure. I've got nothing to lose."
New car says: "You can park me in 2 steps or less, and the movements of my steering wheel correspond with the direction I am turning. Please remove your shoes, and I don't do drive-thru, Mexico or Waipio Valley. The outside temperature is 72 degrees, and you have sufficient fuel to drive 236 miles. Carry tissue, because the first door ding is gonna make you cry like a baby."