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Bought a 2016 Civic EX-L just before Christmas. Needed a car that was reliable and that I can use to chauffeur my elderly parents around in (my other car is a Corvette). I initially wanted to sell/trade the Vette for something more family oriented, but trying to get rid of car like that during the winter wasn't going to be easy.

Test drove the Civic and loved it. Wasn't a huge fan of the previous couple generations (I had a 7th gen and loved it). So I didn't bother with my initial idea of selling the Vette, I went straight for the Civic. What a great improvement over the previous generations. Love the way this car drives and handles for being an economy car.

Anyways, just thought I'd share my initial thoughts and reasoning for purchase before I dive into the forum.
 

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So you are going to keep the Vette in the end?

Welcome to the forum!
I'm planning on selling the Vette. I was going to trade it in before I bought the Civic, but most dealers don't want that car sitting on their lot all winter, so I got low ball offers on it.

To be honest, I bought it thinking it would be a good daily driver, but of course its not and I sort of regret it (Its a **** nice car, its just not for me)

So I bought the Civic because I knew it would be a great car that doesn't break the bank. I'll sell the Vette in the spring and go from there. I am strongly considering the purchase of a used Tesla Model S, but whether I get that or not, the Civic is staying. Having a depending, frugal on gas car in my garage is a must.

And thanks for the welcome!
 

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So I bought the Civic because I knew it would be a great car that doesn't break the bank. I'll sell the Vette in the spring and go from there. I am strongly considering the purchase of a used Tesla Model S, but whether I get that or not, the Civic is staying. Having a depending, frugal on gas car in my garage is a must.
Depending on how used it is, the Model S might not be a good investment. I've been reading a lot lately on how the drivetrain needs replacement on some of those vehicles at 60k miles. Unless you can get a drivetrain warranty on it used, I'd be cautious at least, even though they are excellent cars.
 

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Depending on how used it is, the Model S might not be a good investment. I've been reading a lot lately on how the drivetrain needs replacement on some of those vehicles at 60k miles. Unless you can get a drivetrain warranty on it used, I'd be cautious at least, even though they are excellent cars.
That's the thing, I don't want a 2012/2013. I'd like a 2015 since they have autopilot function and dual motors, and I'd definitely look into an extended warranty.

But right now, its just a thought.
 

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From what I hear Tesla is starting up a CPO program so you could be in luck, but how many CPO 2015's you're going to find, me no know... anyways, welcome to the boards and congrats!!!

Who says the Civic isn't a performance car, it just outperformed the Corvette (in relation to this mans needs ;))
 
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