Happy New Years, everyone!
So, On the last day of the month and year of 2016, the wife and I traded in my 2015 CR-V and her 2015 Odyssey to get a 2017 CRV EX-L Navi for her and a 2017 Civic EX-L for me.
Our prior vehicles were new-ish, but we just lease anymore. We turn in our leases every 2 years or so and get into a newer model. We see no real sense in buying something that depreciates and gets harder to work on and more expensive to fix when things break. We just budget a lease payment into our overall monthly expenses and as long as we stay in that range, we are happy. All we really pay for is oil changes anymore.
So, the EX-L was a bittersweet choice:
- I REALLY wanted the Si (I miss my 8th gen Si sedan even now, the last true Si, if you ask me), but apparently the Si won't be out for close to another year.
- I REALLY wanted the hatchback (I have had many EG's and EK's). I liked its overall shape and such, but I thought it was just too "plastic-y" and a little too boy racer for me.
- The other niggling issue I have with the models below EX was the lack of options - no leather, no Apple carplay, no heated seats, no remote start, no smart entry etc
Also, facing the facts, I am older and the sedan just seemed to appeal to more "mature" me.
Maybe this will hold me down till the Si comes out. I also have my S2000, which I can never get rid of and is probably the best affordable drivers car ever made.
Today, I ordered some huskyliner all-weather mats today. Also, ordered some OEM, clear sidemarkers. I need to research some HID bulbs, foglights and interior LED's.
I am interested in the Hondata flashpro options, but the $695 seems steep. I do wonder if this thing will handle well with a swaybar, springs and some better tires.
Oh, here is a pic, a very bad pic! Apparently, I cannot hyperlink it when its my 1st post!
Thanks for reading!