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Old 06-15-2018, 04:30 PM   #31
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Just got home from signing paperwork and collecting the settlement check for Beauty.

Nice settlement, thankfully, at near book value because it had some fancy features and very low mileage for a nearly 10-year-old car.

We’re going shopping soon for a Honda Odyssey for Drew as a work car, and I’ll drive our current magical going-to-Disney minivan. Could be a challenge, because that car seems to want to keep going east-southeast every time we head east from home.

But failing to resist would be definite grounds for divorce in this house!
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Glad everything worked out well. I love my Honda Odyssey. The Magical Disney van could be problematic with you behind the wheel. You might end up in WDW more than you planned.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:44 AM   #34
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Got the new Odyssey last night, and it is gorgeous!

But, wow! were we ever tired when we finally got home. Took three solid hours to get all the finalities done plus demonstrating more features of the car than we could possibly recall five minutes later. Ridiculously long!

Drew’s happy, though, because the car is the blue he really wanted with interior colors we both like. Had to come from somewhere in Iowa, but it was fabulous that Honda will search the region for what you want and refund your deposit if they can’t get exactly that.

So, he went merrily off to work today in his new toy, a happy guy.
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It didn’t occur to me until our claims adjustor suggested contacting the dealer that I might be able to get a refund for the remaining years on the Volvo “free” maintenance program I had. It covered all regular maintenance costs, labor included. It was fabulous to get an oil change, fluids flushed out and refilled, tires rotated and brakes checked with a bill of 0.00.

I finally got ahold of the finance guy at the Volvo dealership a couple days ago and found out the program ran a bit longer than I recalled, four more years instead of two.

He assured me he could cancel it, and Volvo will send me a refund.

I’d had the extended program for about half the years allowed and far less than the mileage limit so will likely get a tidy little sum, no idea how much. Big whew!
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I'm glad that Drew is happy in his new Odyssey. You need to post a picture for us all to see. That's wonderful news about the refund on the maintenance plan. Every little bit is helpful when planning ahead. Perhaps it will help fund your next trip you know where.
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Here’s a great photo of the model we got that really shows off the color:

https://goo.gl/images/fCJT7Y

When you click on the link, it gives you the choice of clicking a dealer’s photo link or not.

Click on the thumbnail-like photo to get a full screen view.
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Very pretty! I love the color! Dory should be its name!
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Great news about your refund on the maintenance program funds! The van looks lovely. I like the blue, too. I myself bought a Honda, not a van but their compact SUV, the H-RV, two years ago, and I love it a lot. Honda really does make a quality product.
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Great car! Congrats on the refund!
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Here’s a car funny for ya.

Drew was trying out the Odyssey’s navigation voice command this morning, since a new car has to get accustomed to a person’s vocal patterns.

GPS Lady didn’t understand and replied very sweetly, “Pardon?” Isn’t that a hoot?
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