Re: AHM has abandoned the middle class family.
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Inebriated Snake wrote:
shifter25 wrote: Maybe it's time to switch allegiance. There's that Mazda CX-5 Sport crossover with a 2.0L motor, 6sp MT, and 35mpg. All for about $25k. Sounds like the perfect car for you.
I agree just leave. Don't settle for something you don't necessarily want just because its a Honda. Its your hard earned money and you should get exactly what you want and/or need for it. Honda needs to earn its money from you in every single purchase.
The CX-5, Jetta Sportwagon, Elantra touring, Mazda 5, Forte, Focus, Impreza, Mazda 3, Forester, and Outback are all 5doors with manual transmissions and decent price/features/mpg. And if your really craving that Honda of old feel, then just get an old Honda cause the current Honda will not make a similar one.
And maybe, just maybe Honda will build something in the future that brings you back. But until then why wait for them to make a car they may never happen. Enjoy whats offered elsewhere.
I don't think you understand... we get a huge discount on Hondas... there's no way I'm going to get a different brand.
Now, if my wife worked at Chrysler... I might definitely drive a different brand.
But I would NOT get a VeeDub or Hyundai... As I said, the only other automaker (other than Honda) that has really ever appealed to me (since I left the Scirocco and the Alfetta) is Mazda.
However, I'm afraid Mazda as a business is in a very, VERY bad place.
I do sort of like Subarus.. but only if I lived in the Puget Sound where everybody drives at a Sub Warp Speeds... you know, Hawaiian Time in the Cold Drizzle...