I'm a long term Honda owner and have never had a serious problem in owning 4 Accords. The current Accord has had no faults in 8 years! I'm considering buying a new 4WD CR-V. I drive about 8000 miles a year consisting of 2-3 months doing short journeys 3 miles - 25 miles then a long 300 mile motorway trip 4 times a year. I generally prefer petrol engines due to better refinement and they usually work out cheaper for low mileage users. However, my calculations show the 1.6 CR-V diesel is more cost effective than he petrol version within a few years. Please advise: 1. How likely are DPF problems with the 1.6 diesel considering my driving profile? 2. What typical fuel economy do you get from the 4WD petrol engines auto & manual versions for rural driving and long motorway journeys at 70mph? 3. What are your views on the UK built CR-V reliability and are there any reliability differences between the petrol and diesel versions?