Exactly. I'd buy same year CPO, but not a first year model. Never that. I refuse to. The only reasoning I did with my 2019 cx5 gtr is the drivetrain was several years old in the cx9, and doing great.That's not a bad tactic.
Not only do you save the $$$ by buying used, but you give the new engine (and I understand new transmission) a couple of years to see if design issues manifest themselves.