On the cusp of taking delivery of a brand spanking new shiny CR-V diesel EX in Urban Titanium [metallic brown to you and I]. Highly excited and looking forward to going to Cardiff in it next Monday, a trip of exactly 100 miles one way from here on the Welsh coast. It is replacing a late 2006 Audi Q7 diesel auto bought new while on holiday that year. The CR-V isn't automatic, which I'll miss for a few seconds, but I have high expectations of it. No longer need seven seats, so that isn't an issue. Being British built and having a high specification at a reasonable price was an issue. As I get older [55 now, where have the years gone?] priorities change and I'm sure the CR-V will be ideal. I have other cars, including a year old diesel Nissan Juke that really is rather nice for a small car but has disappointing fuel economy by today's standards at 'only' 48 to 50 MPG. No issues with it and only didn't buy a Qashqai because the CR-V is a bit bigger and roomier etc. When the Juke is changed, might get a Qashqai then. If it is anything like as well built and reliable as my daily drive, a Toyota that is 15 years old and travelled 170,000 miles, then I'll be a happy man.