Shes about to go way over the mileage on her lease for a CX-5. Told me she wanted to get buy a new car so that she didn’t have to worry about that anymore. So I price out another CX-5 to buy and the payments are a bit rich for her blood, and she was hoping to get some extra options.

Look at other options and most of them are just as expensive or more-so. So I point out that other cars could do the trick, like Mazda3 Hatch, Focus, or Fiesta. She says no, she has to have a higher seating position. Its like, “well then, we’ve hit a wall, haven’t we?*”

*I also just remembered that they make subcompact CUVs now. Maybe those could work...