I have a kind of narrow margin though. Given I can do 45K miles on a busy year I have to look at cost effectiveness. The sweet spot is a four or five year old car that's done about 50k, taking it up to 140K with services, selling it and repeating the cycle. ....the last 18 months has seen a bit of a downturn, as I'm sure most are aware, that why I've only put 45K on it so far... Given the likely issues with the Accord I can't see me holding onto it for long, there's just too much risk involved. (The plan was to maybe upgrade on the next cycle, later this year/early next to a 2008/9, but once bitten... ) ..sorry for getting a bit off-topic.