Walt43 said:Ricers buy the v-tech stickers and plaster them all over their cars. You can find them online on ebay or do a google search. You'll find plenty to choose from. Honda doesn't put ANY on their Odysseys.
Honda has no control over whether or not a dealer puts a v-tech sticker on its vehicles. I'm pretty sure that's the case. I've seen a couple of Ody's around here with vtech stickers that obviously were made by Honda for the Accord. I'd say that the stickers were dealer add-ons, NOT factory installed.sbosecker said:Walt43,
I'm not the only one who has gotten a Odyssey from the dealership with a VTEC sticker on it. Please see the General Discussion Forum.
To me it seems implausible (not impossible!) that different dealers might do exactly the same same thing (place a black VTEC sticker directly under the rear nameplate) so I'm going to suggest that your statement that "...Honda doesn't put ANY on their Odysseys" may need to be investigated a bit further. I think my white 2002 EX was built in the Alabama plant; the VIN is 5FNRL18602B010707 and I purchased it at the Morristown TN dealership. If anyone else with a VTEC sticker Odyssey reads this forum, posting the particulars of your vehicle might pick up a pattern.
Since I learned of this oddity a few days ago, I have been looking at other Odysseys for a VTEC sticker. So far I haven't seen any others.
Walt43 said:Honda has no control over whether or not a dealer puts a v-tech sticker on its vehicles. I'm pretty sure that's the case. I've seen a couple of Ody's around here with vtech stickers that obviously were made by Honda for the Accord. I'd say that the stickers were dealer add-ons, NOT factory installed.
I'm in central NJ. I've seen white stickers on dark Ody's and even the silver plastic V-Tech from an Accord on a white, riced Ody with super-fast striping and road-gripping low profile tires, along with a wing that could launch it into the air.sbosecker said:Walt43,
May I ask where you are located. Do you happen to recall if the "stickered" Odyssey's you have seen were any color other than White?
No problem at all. I actually saw a 'Spyder' sticker on an Ody, right above the v-tech. A Spyder is a convertible!:stupid:sbosecker said:Walt43,
The idea of a "riced" mini-van is a concept that hasn't made it to Peachtree City, Georgia yet so I hadn't even considered that possibility.
I've gotten a response to one of the two emails that I sent regarding the VTEC sticker. He had bought his van from the same dealership in Tennessee that I had and apparently he was told the dealership liked the look and was putting them on.
Too bad; I was hoping for some story that could be added to Odyssey lore.
Thanks for your patient responses to my questions.