Honda cures cruddy minivans with a built-in vacuum
Now there's really no excuse for your family hauler looking like a garbage bin.
On top-level Touring Elite models, a built-in vacuum can inhale crumbs from every corner of the cabin. But instead of a portable unit, Honda's vacuum operates more like the central vacuum units found in new homes.
That means the motor, filter, dust bin and the hose itself are part of the car, and the vacuum never needs to be plugged in or charged.
A small bin below the left rear window in the cargo area stows the hose, which is long enough to reach the front seats, and two attachments. The vacuum can run at any time, and even when the engine is shut off, the Odyssey has enough power to keep it running for eight minutes.
Could this spell the end of the smelly, filthy minivan? As this vacuum is standard only on the $40,000-plus trim, we think not.
Good Idea. But the $1 to vacum my car at a carwash kind of trumps the $40K price tag.
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