Hi all. Came across this link hondakarma.com/threads/severe-service-gd1.768/ on Honest John, and it was such a good tale I had to join! Currently have a recent Yeti 1.8 TSI but am planning on getting back to Honda, not that the Yeti is bad. But the reliability cliff looms! Had two Hondas: pokey Type-S 2 litre, from 2002 till 2011. Excellent in most ways. Jazz iDSI (SWMBO's favourite) for much the same time. Again, largely trouble free. Sadly, not inspired by the 8th Generation Civic, nor the weedy current Jazz but 9th Generation and the forthcoming 3rd Generation Jazz or HR-V look promising. Prefer the NA 1.8 Civic for simplicity and longer term reliability, but will consider the Jazz 1) if it is here before summer, 2) has some sparkle performance wise. Don't want a rocket ship, but neither do we want a plodder tarted up as an Si. HUK are not inspired are they? Pardon the frankness, but we seem to be lacking something in the choices available.