I went for a longer drive in my CR-V today - down to Kent for a family get-together, about 230 miles for the round trip. One thing I have noticed it that I'm struggling to get a really comfortable driving position. Long term back pain means I have to be very careful how I sit while driving. The geometry of the CR-V seems designed for a more upright set-up, whereas I prefer the seat to be more tilted back. But if I do that, there doesn't seem to be enough in-out adjustment on the steering wheel to suit me. For the return journey, I got it set a bit more comfortable, but it's still not as good as I would like. Apart from that it was great, really smooth and pulled like a train. It was really noticeable how much quieter it was going over the sections of the M25 that have a concrete surface. These would usually produce a loud whining noise in other vehicles, but is much quieter in the CR-V. The greater weight of the vehicle became a bit more apparent when going up the steeper section of the A249 towards Detling, where other cars I've had have nipped up without a problem, the CR-V needed a bit more effort. On the return journey, I stopped to fill up with diesel. I have configured the computer to automatically reset the 'A' trip meter when the tank is filled and was pleased to see that, by the time I got home, the average consumption since the fill-up was 50.5 MPG (highest I saw on the trip was 50.9) . Part of that was due to the lengthy section of roadworks on the M25 with 50 mph average speed cameras (though the long bit where we down to walking pace couldn't have helped). However, most of the trip was 65 -70 mph. This makes me more optimistic about fuel consumption when the weather finally improves and I'm not just travelling to and from work in the cold.