Questions - Prospective buyer - Touring or GT?

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'16.5 JBM CX-5 AWD GT tech, '19 Veloster N
Another line of thought, that some may disagree with...

*Who buys a car with the resale/next owner in mind?*

I don*t *save* miles. My M4 had over 26K miles on it in ~18 months. I know guy that have had theirs longer and drive it on the weekends. For me, it doesn*t matter, I*m not buying a car to resell or keep in the garage.

Totally don't agree- for me (like most) cars are a need but in my case they're also a habit- an expensive habit so the more I can limit the outlay of said habit the better/less guilt I feel about feeding it. Buying a 60k M2 along side a new or maybe CPO (Rav or CX-5- for dd'ing) is what I'd want but I also don't want to get financially porked when I do eventually resell it as I tend not to keep much past the 5 year mark..read: expensive, habit...now having said that something more special like an M2 vs another car in that price range may hold up better in that regard but resale is a big part of this picture financially- if money matters to you and you don't keep your cars idk a decade or more I don't grasp how resale couldn't/wouldn't be considered on a purchase- I just don't.
 
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ColoradoDriver

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2014 CX-5 Touring
Totally don't agree- for me (like most) cars are a need but also a habit- an expensive habit so the more I can limit the outlay of said habit the better/less guilt I feel about feeding it. Buying a 60k M2 along side a new or maybe CPO (Rav or CX-5- for dd'ing) is what I'd want but I also don't want to get financially porked when I do eventually resell it as I tend not to keep much past the 5 year mark..read: expensive, habit.
Yeah from your angle I totally get it.

For me, I don't churn through new cars every few years, so resell pretty much doesn't matter to me at all.
 

boandlkramer

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'17 CX-5 GT AWD; '18 BMW X3
I just dont drive with the thought of whos getting my sloppy seconds. Whether its a 75k car (which will have much greater depreciation) or a 32k Mazda
 
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'16.5 JBM CX-5 AWD GT tech, '19 Veloster N
Maybe I misunderstood then- I'm not concerned with the next buyer per se- I am concerned with how much I'm going to get for this heap of s*** when the time comes..and bottom line- the more the merrier as it makes the next purchase a bit(but maybe significantly) less costly..that's all. Prime example- Alfa Giulia- sure I'd love to have one but the resale (not just the reliability) is a f'n nightmare which is also why they want like 5-6k down to get that monthly lease number competitive..to which I say no thx- not spending upwards of 20k(when all's said and done) to drive a 45k msrp sedan for 3yrs/30k miles- not even a chance!
 
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'16.5 JBM CX-5 AWD GT tech, '19 Veloster N
OP: GT w/o premium or GTR to get the turbo would be my top CX-5 choices for the 19MY..I couldn't see going GT/premium and not going GTR unless you hate turbos or slightly worse fe. I do like that the 19 touring went back to 17s but don't think I'd go w/pkg without going to GT- if just for the leather- don't care for the touring's seat fabric.
 

NelsonLewis

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16.5 CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech BRMica
Maybe I misunderstood then- I'm not concerned with the next buyer per se- I am concerned with how much I'm going to get for this heap of s*** when the time comes..and bottom line- the more the merrier as it makes the next purchase a bit(but maybe significantly) less costly..that's all. Another example- Alfa Giulia- sure I'd love to have one but the resale (not just the reliability) are a f'n nightmare which is also why they want like 5-6k down to get that monthly lease number competitive..to which I say no thx.

I agree. Also, I couldn*t careless about the next owner of my cars, but they*re a by-product of my-product, in that I take great care of my cars...
 

NelsonLewis

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16.5 CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech BRMica
OP: GT w/o premium or GTR to get the turbo would be my top CX-5 choices for the 19MY..I couldn't see going GT/premium and not going GTR unless you hate turbos or slightly worse fe. I do like that the 19 touring went back to 17s but don't think I'd go w/pkg without going to GT- if just for the leather- don't care for the touring's seat fabric.

I agree...I*d actually want the Signature if I was a buyer, but it automatically gets scratched because of the Brown Leather only. What a bummer...
 
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'16.5 JBM CX-5 AWD GT tech, '19 Veloster N
^Same..and for that reason I'd actually consider the sport now too I think- I'd miss seat heaters- and tilting the roof..not that much else really now that LEDs are part of the deal.
 
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CX5 GT-R
Maybe I misunderstood then- I'm not concerned with the next buyer per se- I am concerned with how much I'm going to get for this heap of s*** when the time comes..and bottom line- the more the merrier as it makes the next purchase a bit(but maybe significantly) less costly..that's all. Prime example- Alfa Giulia- sure I'd love to have one but the resale (not just the reliability) is a f'n nightmare which is also why they want like 5-6k down to get that monthly lease number competitive..to which I say no thx- not spending upwards of 20k(when all's said and done) to drive a 45k msrp sedan for 3yrs/30k miles- not even a chance!

Then get a Toyota/Lexus product. Subaru also actually retains value pretty decent among some of their products. Mazda, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Hyundai, etc. etc. they all pretty much plummet. Mercedes and BMW run like a lemming off a cliff.
 

boandlkramer

US Specs in Europe
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'17 CX-5 GT AWD; '18 BMW X3
Then get a Toyota/Lexus product. Subaru also actually retains value pretty decent among some of their products. Mazda, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Hyundai, etc. etc. they all pretty much plummet. Mercedes and BMW run like a lemming off a cliff.

Especially the M and AMGs

2016 M5

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Thanks everyone for the opinions; FWIW I went to another dealer this a.m. & took a GT w/ PP for a good test drive.
Again, very impressed with how it drove & also with all the safety features (coming from an old Prius V with none).

I'm not in a position to start negotiating for a week or two so will have to see what's available when I can - sales guy said they're not getting in any more CX5's until the 19's start coming in.
The 18 Touring with PP I test drove last week is already gone...
BT
 
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CX5 GT-R
Especially the M and AMGs

Yep. That's what's got me looking at AMG stuff actually. I could snag a $75K ride 2 years and 30K miles out the gate for $35-40K. Blows my mind. It makes me feel like I'm getting a deal until year 4 when it's worth $18K, and then I'm all thinking about how I'll be blessing it with chicken blood and rituals to not break because I'm stuck in it.

In all honesty, The SA-X Mazda 3 has my attention. If they can go AWD + manual, I'd really consider it. I like the WRX's, but they just look terrible to me and the interior screams "WE MISS 1999!!!!" That said, I was getting a haircut today when I saw a 2.5XT Forester with a Perrin exhaust that was clean AF! I mean, if an alien popped out and said "You time traveled to 2005 bro!" I'd believe it! Super clean! THOSE were fast little CUV's. Low 5's to 60 stock, as I recall.

But then, I see stuff like this on the way home all the time. Tons of AMG, Viper, Lambo around here, and I know I need to just stay the course until I can buy another lower end supercar and enjoy rolling around like t here's an egg between my foot and the skinny pedal again.

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CX5 GT-R
Thanks everyone for the opinions; FWIW I went to another dealer this a.m. & took a GT w/ PP for a good test drive.
Again, very impressed with how it drove & also with all the safety features (coming from an old Prius V with none).

I'm not in a position to start negotiating for a week or two so will have to see what's available when I can - sales guy said they're not getting in any more CX5's until the 19's start coming in.
The 18 Touring with PP I test drove last week is already gone...
BT

The Prius V is probably the safest vehicle on the planet.

-You have a long time to consider your actions before you achieve terminal velocity.
-You are very unlikely to be exposed to STD's while owning one.
-Pregnancy, unintentional or otherwise, is a very low risk.
-Hi-jacking is not a concern.
 

Kaps

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CX-5 Touring 2016.5
Thanks everyone for the opinions; FWIW I went to another dealer this a.m. & took a GT w/ PP for a good test drive.
Again, very impressed with how it drove & also with all the safety features (coming from an old Prius V with none).

I'm not in a position to start negotiating for a week or two so will have to see what's available when I can - sales guy said they're not getting in any more CX5's until the 19's start coming in.
The 18 Touring with PP I test drove last week is already gone...
BT

Mazda lost 44000 vehicles due to the typhoon in Japan this quarter. Not sure how many were for USA. So keep an eye out. Maybe buy when inventory is healthy.