Some context: never done it before on my own, and I do have family advising me on it, but I like hearing other experiences.
So I've decided on a 2017 Civic Hatch, either the Sport Touring or the EX-L. Drove it, shopped around, didn't love any of the other options after taking a week to consider. Now I'm just putting some money together to bring to the table.
However, the 18s are set to roll out very soon, and from what two separate dealers have told me, the trims I'm interested in are becoming hard to find in anything other than Black, which I have no interest in. Babylon Honda and Nardy Honda, if it matters. Both checked inventories and only had two color options. I'm sure a lot of it is sales speak since car salesmen do what they do, but when it comes time to buy, and the next model year is oncoming, how realistic is it that you can "miss out" on getting the car you want as they make room for new models? First salesman was gracious enough to suggest a $1000 "location fee" if they didn't have what I wanted, which turned me off from even going back there again.
The other problem is that the larger dealerships like Atlantic have inventory, but horrific reviews from buyers complaining about treatment and service.