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How are you doing financially?

  • Very Well - I'm lucky to be doing well.

    Votes: 11 40.7%
  • Average - Ok.

    Votes: 9 33.3%
  • Getting by - Paycheck to paycheck

    Votes: 7 25.9%
  • Suffering - Can't really make ends meet.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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How are you doing financially? As minivan owners, I'm sure you all have kids. Most of you are probably married. And being able afford a Odyssey, are working, with a good paying job.

My question is, how are you doing financially?

* If you lost your job or other situations, please answer based on how you were.
 

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I don't know Honda's demographic for the typical owner -

We bought our first van for our two dogs - we were 'double-income/no kids', after the transmission BS - we took a break and returned to Honda in 08' as the economy started to dip - we bought a 2007 leftover. We maintain a single income and single car payment (I'm fortunate to have a company vehicle/work for an evergrowing company).

I would guess that for many - beyond functional practicality - the Odyssey is simply logical too -> good resale/low serious problems/best reputation and reviews.

A 'rainy day' can happen to any of us - but it seems like the best all around family choice until the economy recovers is the Honda Odyssey.
 

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* If you lost your job or other situations, please answer based on how you were.
I think WW was confused about this extra statement. I just wanted to add a disclaimer that if someone is out of work today (and are struggling), perhaps they should vote base on how they were instead.

I would like to think being out of work is a temporary thing.
 

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I think WW was confused about this extra statement. I just wanted to add a disclaimer that if someone is out of work today (and are struggling), perhaps they should vote base on how they were instead..

^^Bingo^^ that's where you lost me!! lol
 

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You can never tell exactly. I'm going to tell you a true story, but change as many identifying facts as possible. I do a lot of charity work and one of my biggest places is at a food bank. Its government funded so certain information does need to be collected. People come here to get food for their families when they can't afford it. Last July, a woman came in with a 3 week old (registration was still in the window) Honda Odyssey Touring. By the time I arrived that morning, it was already parked out front and I think my jaw dropped when I saw it. Now I understand that people buy cars then lose jobs, but I would love to know what the circumstances were that led to a car like that being in my parking lot just weeks after purchase. The best I came up with was that maybe they had a Navigator and had to trade down. It was bought at a local dealer and everything checks out. I have been doing this sort of thing for a long time and have come to know the chain of events that lead to the food bank and they don't normally come 3 weeks after the purchase of a 40k van. Its not the first time I've seen a car like that, the last time was a Sienna Limited, but it was 5 years old and clearly had enough time for an "income change" (I was also told the story). I also have clients from million dollar homes, but again, enough time passed from the time of purchase. So the point is you just never know, but I get what your saying, Ody buyers tend to be rather stable.
 
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