Hello, my name is Paul & am from the north west coast of Lancashire, I have owned a few Hondas over the years. My favourite Honda that I have owned was a 1989 Honda Accord Aerodeck that I transplanted a B20b engine into. I still regret selling the Accord aerodeck to this day but sadly at the time it didn't fit with my needs so had to go. I am currently looking to replace my current car, a Mercedes c250td, which I have owned for 9 year now. I also restored/rebuilt a kitcar 10 years ago that I have run during the summer for the 5 years or so but that was left in the garage for the last few years due to me being unable to get out of the car being so low. Sadly that car moved onto pastures new last year. I am looking for something that has a higher seating position and must have a automatic gearbox, it must also be a nice place to drive/be driven and be as roomy and comfortable as possible for myself, my other half, the kids and the dog. I took a 2002 Honda CR-V out on a test drive and my other half and kids liked the car but sadly the dealer wasn't 100% honest about the car and their practises left a bad taste so didn't buy the car. The way it drove reminded me in some ways of the Civic and Accords I owned in the past. The only thing I disliked was the overlight steering, which I would get used to I hope and the fact the seat was rocking as I was driving. I have now have a short list of cars I would like. They are Honda CR-V auto 2002-2006 (I would like a exec model and post 2005 facelift but depends on what comes up), a Nissan Xtrail 2.5 automatic is also on the list but the doubts about the engine problems are putting me off somewhat. I realise that the Nissan may be better off road than the Honda but I doubt the car will see much more than a snow covered road and the occasional muddy track/field. When I started looking for a car there were plenty for sale but now I have the funds sorted there aren't so many. Sadly I can't travel too far to look at a car due to circumstances (40 or 50 miles for where I live maximum) I know it's only a matter of time and a car will appear sooner or later.