Buying a new car should not resemble a proctologist’s examination. Hub was in the market for a new car. His Honda Odyssey had served him well for 12 years but it was time for something newer and sexier. Being the scrupulous engineer that he is, he did a ton of research and decided on…a 2012 Honda Odyssey. That suited me fine. The vehicle is comfy, quiet and large, which is good because we carry a lot of stuff. In the summer, a folding picnic table, chairs, hamper and plug-in fridge (to keep the wine and salad cool!). In the winter, there’s our sports gear and roadside safety equipment. But I digress. He signed up for the Automobile Protection Agency (APA), downloaded the new vehicle specs and pricing and information on what he might get for a trade in.…

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