I have been really happy with my wife's 2018 Mazda CX-5. Happy enough that I was thinking about replacing my car with a Mazda6 (same as a CX-6, but the sedan and not an SUV). If I got the Grand Touring, it would have the more powerful turbo engine. I was willing to give up a manual to make this happen. Hey, I could get one in navy blue to match my new guitar! This "want" started in July or August; we did a two week vacation in September, followed by a Stones weekend in Pittsburgh (I was just the chauffer), so I was just waiting a bit. During that time, I read that this is the last year for the Mazda6, so if I wanted to do it, I had better get on it. I took my VW for an oil change on Tuesday. I also ran across the street to re-schedule an oil change for my wife's Mazda. Here is what I noticed: There are no new cars in either the VW or Mazda dealer showroom. There are only single digits of new cars on the lots. Used cars are waaaaaay overpriced. From this, I assume there are no "deals" on new cars either. I had heard that there were shortages of new and used cars, but until you see it for yourself, you just don't appreciate to what extent. The dealership I was at is four brand buildings with 6 or 7 brands total on both sides of a street. The main building used to be a nightmare to drive through, as the cars were just so tight and wrapped around the building. You could now drive that parking lot blindfolded and not hit anything (maybe a slight exaggeration...) It looks like the dream may die on the vine. My current car, a 2014 VW Jetta SE, has less than 50,300 miles on it, so it looks like I may be keeping that for a while, unless the chip shortage ends soon. Real soon.