my uncle(used to work for honda/now a car dealer in eugene) just called and confirmed that we are in the vortex....honda will not service us at all. Oh well...a transmission shop in portland is coming to pick up the van tonight and will hopefully have it done by next monday. I never realized how much I hate the jeep. super comfortable, but totally inconvient with little kids. I hate to admit it, but I am a van mom. I never thought I would hear myself utter those words!!! I love that the kids can climb in so quickly, both of my doors open automatically and I love all the room. But I still hold onto the dream that once my kids are grown up a bit more I will be sportin' a suburban or some other totally cool SUV. What I really want is that new chocolate brown honda element, but i would love it in green as well. Someday I will not be a mom with young kids and will once again have a car I love.