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Ohh, hahaha that is funny! Yeah I think my husband thinks the same thing about me "another website" ugh! Oh well at least we are educating ourselves right?!?!
Have fun on odyclub tonight!
Have fun on odyclub tonight!
The purpose of the Plus-One seat is to provide additional seating "when needed". The Plus-One seat is a compact size so that it can also be used as a center console and stored under the floor. The result of this compact size is that not all sizes of child seats, boosters (or people) can fit properly in the Plus-One seat.
If a child seat or booster will fit the space provided and can be properly secured by the vehicle's seat belt, it is an acceptable use of the Plus-One seat.
Both the Pilot and Odyssey are based on the same Honda Global Light Truck platform. Technically, it is a car-based unibody platform and not a true truck frame platform. The Honda Ridgeline and Acura MDX also use this platform. I suspect the MDX probably gets even more soundproofing and may be the quietest of the bunch.
All I can say is that my SO's MDX was like riding on a cloud.... Man, I loved that vehicle - decent MPG for a 7 passenger vehicle, too - I was pissed when he decided not to buy it after the lease ran out, LOL! Carseats installed nicely, too *SIGH*
Odyssey has more cabin capacity. I looked at both also and went with the Ody because I wanted the flexibility of putting three car seats in the vehicle. Hard to do in the Pilot as the second row is a bench (buckets are not even an option) and with 2 car seats already, the third row wouldn't even be functional unless I asked my guests to climb through the back. I'm not one to take my car seats out but that would be a option, I guess. Honda rates very well on safety so it's really up to preferences. I really love my Odyssey (the sliding back doors are great for putting in little ones).
For the thread record - love my 05 Touring Odyssey, but the gas mileage stinks. Right now we are lucky if we get 23 on the Highway, but our normal tank average is 19.
But, it's been great as a gas - has some VERY annoying quirks. I'm a VW Girl though, so well, I guess I think German
And, i'll agree with the road noise assessment.
That is the one feature I miss in my EX-L. I had absolutely no interest in the DVD system. For me, I'd rather have portables. Each kid can have their own and I can replace them a few times each for less than the cost of the rear entertainment system. Plus they can be brought into a hotel or another car.
What about the concern of a portable becoming a projectile in a crash?
I'm just asking because this is why I won't allow my kids to have them in our vehicle.
If there is a safe way to install them, then I'm all for it. It would certainly give me some peace for long trips (12+ hours to Florida)
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