As car enthusiasts, we need to accept that the type of cars that we fell in love with are being replaced by electric vehicles and SUVs and pickup trucks, at least here in North America anyway. Don’t get me wrong, all those vehicles have their place, but few of them will give me butterflies in my stomach before, during, or after the drive.
Mazda entered the small crossover game in 2016 with the introduction of the CX-3. While that vehicle was well received (my local dealership had trouble keeping them on the lot), there were some of us who felt that the CX-3 was a little on the too small side, having been built on the Mazda2 platform.
Recognizing wants versus needs is an important part of making decisions. But it also takes privilege to be able to even consider wants over needs. I’m very privileged in many areas of my life, and I’m very thankful for that. I’ve been getting the new car itch for awhile now, and while I absolutely need a car, I kinda want a new car.