I know what you mean...at this stage in the process people are eager for information since there hasn't been anything new for a while.It's frustrating when someone joins the forum claiming to be a new owner, but does not answer or even acknowledge questions he would be in a unique position to know.
I joined the forum to gather and share info about a vehicle I am seriously considering for purchase.
What is your purpose in joining the forum Aussie Pete?
Unless he has had other vehicles of similar build quality from competing brands like Honda, Toyota, etc... it shouldn't be too bad.how do you find the road noise compared to the other cars you trialed? That was a downside to the CX-5...
This sums up us Americans.>> It's raining in Australia? That's good news, aren't you guys perpetually in a drought?
As an American with a close friend in Australia, it's always amusing to me to see American misconceptions about Australia. They always seem to envision the Outback Steak House guy wrestling alligators or something like that.
It's about as big as the continental USA. It has a wide variety of climates, from arid to subtropical to temperate. It has a highly varied economy, including some serious high tech. It has better health care than the USA, a better retirement system than the USA, and a generally balanced budget. Makes me wonder if maybe we shouldn't subcontract US government to Australians.
It goes the other way around too. My friend's conceptions of the USA are mainly formed by Hollywood movies. We're all fat, crazed, world-bullying, nuke-obsessed warmongers with inflated opinions of ourselves. Hmmm...
Sorry for wandering off-topic.