September was a very different month for GCBC’s long-term 2015 Honda Odyssey, the van on which we spent our own money.
With many of our nephews and nieces back in their Sonoran, Pennsylvanian, and Albertan homes, there were no journeys to the Bay of Fundy, far fewer trips to the grandparents’ home across town, and lighter loads overall.
It’s clearly still summer on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, but September means school is in session, work is serious, and evenings are shorter.
As a result, the mileage racked up by our Odyssey was far lower in September than it was in August or July, when a couple of trips to Prince Edward Island dramatically increased the odometer’s read-out.
2015 HONDA ODYSSEY EX Base Price: $32,145 * As-Tested Price: $37,195 *
NRCAN OEE City: 12.3 L/100km NRCAN OEE Hwy: 8.5 L/100km Sept. Observed: 23.5 mpg Sept. Observed: 10.0 L/100km Best Trip: 7.9 L/100km Worst Trip: 12.2 L/100km Lifetime: 9.7 L/100km Monthly Mileage: 740 km Total Mileage To Date: 5221 km
* Canadian dollars, includes $1795 in fees.
Less time with the Odyssey doesn’t serve to change our minds about the vehicle’s status as one of the best all-around automotive values available in 2015. In fact, as time goes by, the little things start to mean much more.