Hi, new member here. Bought myself a 2004 CR-V as a second car to do the stuff that my wife's E90 3-series can't do (i.e. carry bulky items, stay mobile in the snow). I've only ever bought newish, low mileage cars, so it was a leap into the unknown to buy a car with 140k miles on the clock. The condition of the car is great. Unkerbed alloy wheels, clean engine compartment, interior in good shape. It's a manual SE, with black plastic bumpers, which I think suit the look of the car. The car has a full (mostly) Honda service history and I intend to keep this up (although I'd welcome any recommendations of good Honda independents in the London/Middlesex area). I've had it for about a month now, and it has been great in the snow. It has been used on quite a few long journeys in that time, and is a good car for road trips, although I wish the gearing was a bit higher on the motorway. So far I've averaged 22mpg, which is below my low expectations, but I'll give the car the benefit of the doubt and assume the cold weather and corresponding heavy load on the electrics are making the fuel economy look worse than it really is. Small pic attached. Will post better ones when the weather improves and I've given it a good clean.