As stated in a couple of prior threads here, I am poring over a possible CR-V buy, however, it won't happen until the spring so time is on my side. What I want is peoples views/feedack on what they would consider both a sensible and worthwhile move to make. Both 3rd and 4th Generation CR-V look great. What I have an issue is the price. I'm after a diesel in EX trim. The 4th Generation would have to be ADAS equipped, no less. Granted, there arent that many demonstrators about yet and that the 3rd Generation doesnt have LKAS, which I suppose I could live without. I have seen a few 2012 3rd Generation CR-Vs going for about £22-25k. Another £5k would take me into 4th Generation territory - but I am concerned that I would be overpaying for a 3rd Generation and/or not getting enough spec for the money on a 4th Generation. The 4th Generation puts me off a little by the bottom black plastic trim around the car, which I figure will definitely be colour-coded for the eventual 4th Generation facelift in 3-4 years. It makes the car look tacky somewhat whereas this is not the case on the colour-coded 3rd Generation. So should I stick with the 3rd Generation at a lower price and better spec or run the risk of an inflated budget for a 4th Generation that isnt yet as customisable as its predecessor? Please share your thoughts/ideas/suggestions/critique.