Technically, the MSRP on a 2002 EXL-RES is $29,750 if you look at Honda's website. Honda does not include the $440 destination charge in the van's official MSRP. However, with the $440 destination charge, the price is $30,190. Honda refers to this as "total vehicle price."
I suspect that most dealers and buyers would consider the $30,190 price to be "MSRP," even though that price is actually the "total vehicle price" (or MSRP plus destination charge) according to Honda.
When I say I ordered my Odyssey for "MSRP minus $500," I mean that I ordered it for $500 less than the "total vehicle price," not for $500 less than the real "MSRP." I suspect most others also mistakenly use the phrase "MSRP" when they really mean "toal vehicle price" in Honda-speak when referring to what they paid for their Odysseys.
Just my opinion. I'd be curious to see what anyone else thinks.
[This message has been edited by MJF (edited 03-06-2002).]