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Life has taken us in a whole new direction with the introduction of a small fussy crybaby into our lives. We needed the extra room and safety of a car that wasn't at eye level with every other SUV around here.

My wife and I got really good trade in offers for our two 2017 Honda civic's. We cross shopped with a Rav4 (marshmallow), CRV (turnip), outback XT (potato), and Q5 ($$$). In the end, the design of the new CX-50's really made it an emotional purchase. Plus our dealer had zero markups for the higher level models. The car is almost station wagon like and the wheel arches are so flared out that the body is almost flush with the side mirrors. She, being the red head, ended up with a red turbo premium, and I have the more outdoorsy looking dirt colored turbo premium plus.

Really enjoying the CX-50's. The 320 ft-lbs of torque gives it great acceleration at on-ramps, especially for a car that weighs almost 1000 pounds more. With the 245/45R18 tires, it handles like a slightly heavier civic with heavier steering. It definitely feels more car like than most SUV's. I was getting 28-29mpg in the Civic during aggressive highway driving, the same driving at the same speeds in the CX-50 is around 21-22mpg.

We loved our Honda's over the past 5 years but between the small size, road noise, lack of rear AC vents, it was time to move on. I really miss our civics. They always punched above their class in terms of performance and reliability. Good honest cars that will always remind me of simpler carefree times. But onwards and upwards!
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Life has taken us in a whole new direction with the introduction of a small fussy crybaby into our lives. We needed the extra room and safety of a car that wasn't at eye level with every other SUV around here.

My wife and I got really good trade in offers for our two 2017 Honda civic's. We cross shopped with a Rav4 (marshmallow), CRV (turnip), outback XT (potato), and Q5 ($$$). In the end, the design of the new CX-50's really made it an emotional purchase. Plus our dealer had zero markups for the higher level models. The car is almost station wagon like and the wheel arches are so flared out that the body is almost flush with the side mirrors. She, being the red head, ended up with a red turbo premium, and I have the more outdoorsy looking dirt colored turbo premium plus.

Really enjoying the CX-50's. The 320 ft-lbs of torque gives it great acceleration at on-ramps, especially for a car that weighs almost 1000 pounds more. With the 245/45R18 tires, it handles like a slightly heavier civic with heavier steering. It definitely feels more car like than most SUV's. I was getting 28-29mpg in the Civic during aggressive highway driving, the same driving at the same speeds in the CX-50 is around 21-22mpg.

We loved our Honda's over the past 5 years but between the small size, road noise, lack of rear AC vents, it was time to move on. I really miss our civics. They always punched above their class in terms of performance and reliability. Good honest cars that will always remind me of simpler carefree times. But onwards and upwards! View attachment 526
Lovely simply lovely 馃槏 we cannot wait to see what your two babies get into together 馃槂There's a guy on Reddit who just came from Honda as well and chose exact same colors. Great minds think alike 馃檪
 

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Life has taken us in a whole new direction with the introduction of a small fussy crybaby into our lives. We needed the extra room and safety of a car that wasn't at eye level with every other SUV around here.

My wife and I got really good trade in offers for our two 2017 Honda civic's. We cross shopped with a Rav4 (marshmallow), CRV (turnip), outback XT (potato), and Q5 ($$$). In the end, the design of the new CX-50's really made it an emotional purchase. Plus our dealer had zero markups for the higher level models. The car is almost station wagon like and the wheel arches are so flared out that the body is almost flush with the side mirrors. She, being the red head, ended up with a red turbo premium, and I have the more outdoorsy looking dirt colored turbo premium plus.

Really enjoying the CX-50's. The 320 ft-lbs of torque gives it great acceleration at on-ramps, especially for a car that weighs almost 1000 pounds more. With the 245/45R18 tires, it handles like a slightly heavier civic with heavier steering. It definitely feels more car like than most SUV's. I was getting 28-29mpg in the Civic during aggressive highway driving, the same driving at the same speeds in the CX-50 is around 21-22mpg.

We loved our Honda's over the past 5 years but between the small size, road noise, lack of rear AC vents, it was time to move on. I really miss our civics. They always punched above their class in terms of performance and reliability. Good honest cars that will always remind me of simpler carefree times. But onwards and upwards! View attachment 526
Congratulations on getting your new CX-50s (and your newborn) @CXXX50 and welcome to the forum! Aside from the price and design, what else stood out about the CX-50 compared to the vehicles you and your wife looked at?
 

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Congratulations on getting your new CX-50s (and your newborn) @CXXX50 and welcome to the forum! Aside from the price and design, what else stood out about the CX-50 compared to the vehicles you and your wife looked at?
Mostly the simple but elegant interior, the physical buttons (we hate touchscreens), the availability of the turbo engine, the fact that it has a spare tire, the fact that it drives like a car, and the superior side-impact rating of the CX-5 (which should translate over to the CX-50)
 
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