We're about a month into our Ascent Touring and really like it for trips. It's so large to us that we continue to use the old Accord sedans (2006 V6 6MT and 2008 4cyl 5 speed) for most of our around town driving, but we got the Ascent mostly for trips. We put about 1500 miles on it right away but have slowed down the miles since that trip. So far everything seems pretty good, except we both still like manual transmissions the best, and the manual mode isn't quite the same. But for our first ever CVT, this one seems good enough. And gas mileage isn't the same, obviously, as the Accords, but man, the room - it was so easy to pack for the trip I think we are going to like this one.