Hi all. I've found this forum as me and the other half are pretty set on a CR-V as a family car. Currently have a 2005 Corsa for those duties and it's just too small now we have a kid and she's dead against estates. So, we have about 7-10k to spend, the only essential being auto as she can't drive manual. Not really after diesel either and don't think you can get that and auto anyway. I'm happy about every aspect of the car bar some economy concerns so wanted to get some feedback on that if possible. Use will be local stuff for 3 days a week and a 40 mile commute each day 2 days a week. Am I likely to feel sick with the cost of running it or will it just be a marginal real world increase. Aside from that, is it worth the stretch to the newish 2008 shape? Like the fancy new dash and the looks, but tbh the 2006 I drove on the weekend was perfectly fine. Sorry to just arrive and drop a load of questions, but it's always been the best route I've found. If anyone wants advice on buying an ZM coupe I can help with that Cheers, D.