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post #1 of 27 Old 05-16-2017, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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I left for a bit but now I'm back and its great!

Hi everyone, last year I was stupid and I sold my 2013 Sport last January and bought a couple different cars including a new 2016 Subaru Legacy, "Bad mistake"! I owned that for 6 months and my wife and I absolutely hated it! Terrible handling in the wind, wandering steering,touchy brakes and vague oversensitive power steering. So we traded it in for a new 2016 Mazda6 Touring 6 speed manual, great car! But I always missed the roomy feeling of my 2013 Accord sport.
So a week ago we stopped at our local Honda dealer that we bought our previous Hondas at and I drove a 2017 Modern metallic Sport SE CVT. My wife and I fell back in love immediately. So we made a deal and got a great interest rate and trade in on my Mazda6. It feels awesome to be back and I love my new sport se so much more. I'm looking forward to a long smooth relationship with it. Here are some pics of my new Accord the day I brought it home.




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post #2 of 27 Old 05-16-2017, 12:42 PM
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9th gen Accord Sport, Subaru Legacy, Maadza 6 and now 9.5th gen Sport? In a little over 1 year?! Wow

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9th gen Accord Sport, Subaru Legacy, Maadza 6 and now 9.5th gen Sport? In a little over 1 year?! Wow
Yup,what a long strange trip its been.....LOL!
From this.
To this
Then to this.
And finally.
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Welcome back!

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Thanks,its great to be back.
This is an awesome forum too.
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Welcome back! Nice ride and wheels. Those Sport wheels...Chicago be drooling.

But let me ask you this, "Why did you sell the Accord only to get that Subbie?!"

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Cool! Welcome back! And I take it you traded that Pilot for a Mazda too?

One thing, though, is for sure: get ready for rattles and squeaks. Something a Subaru simply does not have (well, my 5th gen does not, anyway). I will give you that there is some adjustment to driving a Subaru AWD car. I'll drive it, but my wife, interestingly, loves her Legacy.

I like the Accord but IMO Mazda 6 looks better than all of them.
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RE: But let me ask you this, "Why did you sell the Accord only to get that Subbie?!"

{snip}

Good question, especially since we are talking going from one CVT vehicle to another CVT vehicle (presumably).

Reminds me of that movie......"Dumb and Dumber."

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Welcome back! Glad you are happy to be back in an Accord!

But, I have to say, as I read your post two words kept echoing in my head.........Negative Equity.
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Did you roll your negative equity into this loan? I love the way the Mazda 3 looks, but they depreciate quickly.
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Dang that Mazda 6 is a fine looking ride. Wouldn't buy one because it's a Mazda but it does look good.
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Congrats on your new Accord and please stay away from dealerships for next few years.
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Not to mention that old Mercury (I think it's a Mercury?) in the background changed color.
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You sound like me when I was younger. There was a time when I traded out of two brand new cars in one year. As long as you didn't put a ton of money down on the Subaru and Mazda (and they gave you a decent amount on the trade in) your losses probably weren't too bad. But, like a few people have said, I'd try to hold on to the new Accord for as long as you can and get your money out of it.

My last Accord was a 2003 that I paid off in three years and kept for almost 12. It was awesome to go 8+ years without a payment. The experts say that once you pay off your car, just start making those payments into an account for yourself and then in five years or so you'll have enough money to pay cash for your next car. Something you might want to consider!

Good luck and enjoy the new car!
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Welcome back! Nice ride and wheels. Those Sport wheels...Chicago be drooling.

But let me ask you this, "Why did you sell the Accord only to get that Subbie?!"

I'm still trying to figure that out myself,LOL!!

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