Originally Posted by sgoldste01
Sigh. I saw this kind of thing a lot when I announced on the VW TDI forum that I was dumping my TDI and buying the Impreza. Some people just can't help but try to make the guy who is leaving "the club" feel bad. I don't know if this is motivated by jealousy, or by a need to make themselves feel somehow smarter or superior, or by fear that maybe someone else might have made a better choice.
Making the guy who is leaving the club feel bad doesn't work. I had my reasons for leaving the VW TDI club, and VWGTI has his reasons for leaving the Subaru club. And nobody is going to convince either of us that our reasons for leaving the club are wrong/illogical/stupid.
So don't bother trying. If you've got nothing supportive to say, try saying nothing at all, or be nice and wish the dude well.
I get what you are saying, but a the same time you are always referencing data from Consumer Reports or other outside authorities to point out reality.
The reality is that Subaru's, as a brand, retain a higher resale value over time. People don't mind being seen in an older Subaru, and they are easy to sell.
So you can harp on the prior poster all you wish, but the reality is that a Mazda will likely depreciate much more than a comparable Subaru. That's a fact, not an opinion.