You got it.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bluesramsrock:
Your kidding aren't you? Or is this anti-slavery thing a 2002 New Year's Resolution? Aren't these your "consumptions" you listed on your previous posts?
'01 SS Honda Odyssey EX
'99 F150 XL SUPER Cab
'00 Kawasaki ZR-T
And the only thing not paid for completely is the Ody . . and it will be soon . . and the house as soon as possible after that.
The F150 replaced a ragged out '92 Accord that was in disrepair. The F150 was the least expensive thing we could get that would carry the the five of us and provide adequate utility needed for a household of five. At under 17k off the lot, what else should I have chosen?
We moved out of a compact sedan into the Ody with the birth of our third child. The Ody was an anti-consumer idea in and of itself: eschewing the sport-utility craze with all their high prices, gas guzzling, resource wasting excess--all for the poseur image most of them project.
If I were interested in the "trendiest" (Harley) or "Fastest" (superbikes) then I certainly wouldn't have chosen the ZR-7. I never said we should deny ourselves simple pleasures in life--and at 750ccs and around 5k I'd say my minimalist motorbike is anything but ostentatious or excessive. I use it extensively for commuting great distances to work, where it makes sense with it's lack of depreciation (doesn't have very far down to do) and its 50 mpg fuel economy. I certainly don't have a buy-it-to-polish-it-and-put-100-miles-a-year-on-it-to-impress-my-friends-$15,000 Harley.
I wear a 3 year old $15 dollar watch. I refuse to wear anything with Tommy Hilfiger on it (or some other obnoxious brand). We live in a house that's about 1/3 of what we can "afford" because I refuse to be a slave to my employer, the banks, or the designers.
I wasn't trying to bust on the new Ody. If I were in the market, I'd probably choose the Ody again based on utility, value, reliability, etc. The new features certainly raise the bar and made an already great vehicle even better.
But to suddenly be unhappy enough with my perfectly splendid late-model vehicle just because Honda made a few incremental improvements smacks of consumerism run amuck.
Does that bigger H (both on the steering wheel AND on the grille) stand for Honda or Hilfiger?