So I'm sitting here waiting for my appointed pick-up time for my brand spanking new CR-V EX 1.6 and I'm still thinking, 'have I made the right decision?' Not so much in buying the CR-V, but in trading in my wonderful S2000. 13 years old. Never pranged. Never broken down. Never even had a puncture. Sure, the driver's seat is looking a little polished and its sill-side bolster squab is looking a bit flattened due to me dropping my rapidly expanding lardy arse into it and of course there's a few stone chips here and there, but overall the car's in damn good condition for its 64k miles and I can't think of a more fantastic sound that that glorious engine singing out as it hits its 9000rpm redline. Can't see that happening with the CR-V's 4500rpm limit. The S2000 never fails to turn heads as it glides through the town traffic and I'll so miss those passing comments from young and old alike on what a beautiful car it is. I'm sure the Indy Yellow paintwork has had as much to do with that as anything else. Such a fabulous colour and IMO the best the car was ever available in. I've even experienced someone chasing me through heavy traffic in Antwerp, just to make me an offer to buy it. Truly a timeless dream machine. Truth be told, I think its more my own age than the car's that has swayed my decision to part with it, so at the end of the day, I can only hope its new owner has a degree of passion for the marque and more than a sprinkling of understanding on those odd occasions it decides to step out of line as is its want on wet and slippery roads; certainly something that been improved with the fitting of Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance tyres when the historic Bridgestone Potenzas were withdrawn. So in closing, please don't tell me I've made a mistake. It's hard enough to live with that thought as it is. Time for a new chapter. Goodbye old friend.