My dad currently has a 1997 3rd Generation Renault Espace 2.2DT (not the 2.2DCi engine which kept blowing up), he is looking to replace this with a newer more fuel efficiant diesel car. One thing he likes is comfort, the Renault was good at that, but after spending around £2k fixing faults with the car (ne clutch, clutch master cylinder, dash cluster bulbs, tyres which keep wearing out prematurely, suspension and brakes) he has decided that it might be time to replace it with a newer car. I've tried to steer him towards something from the Honda range, namely the CR-V, as he specified that he wanted a 4x4 vehicle, thats comfortable. So far he has looked at buying second hand, maybe 2 - 3 years old Skoda Yeti 4x4 Honda CR-V (atm he's looking at the latest models from 2012 onwards) VW Tiguan Mazda CX5 If anyone has any reviews or imformation about the CR-V in terms of actual fuel economy, and any problems that might be encountered (not expecting any really as its Honda) I'm trying to sway him towards it as much as possible, for the same reasons I chose my Accord, which is reliabily and so far ride comfort, as well as actually handling. By the way, he is doing 1000 miles a week so although 4x4 fuel economy is quite important as well.