I am going to buy another car and try to baby this one along, just use the van for shows. Seems like I throw a twenty dollar bill in the gas tank every day, the mileage is killing me. I would like to have something that I can go off roading in on my photoshoots and not end up in a river getting pulled out by a Navajo with a chain like last year. Something that can handle the road to my home and not be too expensive. Looks good covered in dirt.
So I have been testing cars this week. I drove my friend's Subaru Forester and a friend's Hyundai
I liked the punch and cargo space of the Forester. All Subarus have an 8.7" clearance. The appointments and drive of the Mazda CX5. It has good ground clearance in 7.9" but a low spoiler which could be a problem.
My problem with the Subarus is all of these scary stories of the CVT transmission dying at about 70k and costing people about eight grand to replace. Nissan's have similar CVT problems.
Big Dave is going to drive one and share his thoughts with me. Try to find a new 2019 all wheel drive for a good price as the 2020's roll in. Very nice car, lovely ride, even in the base, sport configuration.