At 4,000 miles over the certified warranty, our catalytic converter in the van went *poof* and needed to be replaced. Ok, it didn't technically go "poof", but the little check-engine light came on and when we took it to Honda, they told us what was what. And for reasons unknown to us, Honda corporate worked it out with Honda local and they're doing the work for 5% *less than* the warranty price. Not ones to look a gift horse in the mouth, Michael and I just said yespleaseandthankyou and left quickly. But, the van is still there, with its insides all taken apart, as Honda local won't have the part in until tomorrow (which they didn't discover until they'd disassembled the exhaust system...oops!).
In the meantime, they gave us a brand new 2012 Odyssey to drive. Um, holy bejeemenie. Michael actually asked if they could give him not a brand new van to drive, as he didn't want
us me getting van-envy, lol. After driving it tonight, we're pretty sure the whole "we don't have the part in stock" line was just a ruse to get us to test drive a new van :) I won't bore you with the details, but if you're in the market for a new van, seriously check this one out. We are definitely going to be a little sad to hand over the keys tomorrow :)
Here is an unrelated picture of Charlotte in a fairy costume :)