Caretaker wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:52 pm
. I'm kinda stunned that more people don't add to this thread based on what they see at auto shows or in the showroom.
can't speak for others, but for my part, it comes down to buyer's remorse. I avoid that. I pulled the trigger about 2 years ago, and from the day I drove the new one off the lot, I stopped paying attention. I didn't want to keep looking at other models, new cars, new features, better deals. Goes back to the early days of PCs. At some point you'll buy in, knowing that if you wait a while what you bought will be cheaper, and new more glorious things will be available for what you paid. but at some point you've got to buy in. It's like the tag line for the weird coin commercials on TV, "Avoid disappointment and future regret"
I still compare what I bought to other things I ride in, but the pandemic has seriously limited that. I did get to spend another week as a passenger in a relative's 21 cx5, and again, I like mine better. This time, things that bugged me about the cx5 were that the rear seats fold down, but not nearly flat. Also, the rear seat headrest hits the back of the front seat unless the front seat is too far forward for me to fit in. And, the front door opening is short on foot space, should be able to just get in and out of the car, not require planning on how to fold your legs to do so.
As for flop around room, my first car was a '69 dodge, had a front bench seat. Came in handy when my right leg was in a crotch to ankle cast, just dropped that over to the passenger side and drove left footed (good thing it was an auto tranny)