hi, I have been looking to buy a second hand car to replace my ford focus 1.6lx petrol.(it was a bargain! but although my partner drives it most of the time i hate it i am 6ft 2 and 17st and have now got young child)I had a short list of Honda Accord tourer 2.0 petrol(only do 8000 miles per year plus having read threads on most diesels, what ever make they are,they are more expensive to buy and maintain and not as reliable)toyota avensis 2.0,and mazda 6.2.0.I ultimately after alot of research kept coming back to the honda (don't mean to offend any one but prefer the looks, handling of mazda and spec ,looks of toyota.)However my budget is tight and i need a car that is reliable,a pleasure to be in,not the norm and well equipped,hence the honda.I am looking for ideally a 2.0 petrol with roof rails 17" alloys and parking sensor(tow bar an added bonus but i think i would rather add one myself,added wear etc.).Mileage not too concerned as long as f/s/h.Budget £2500.Am i dreaming or is there one out there,recently looked at 2.0 ex(2004,122k) with all of above but when i got there parking sensor did not work,tailgate opened about 6",A/C not cold and alloys in tatters.Any comments advice welcome good or bad.Or if any one out there knows of some one selling such a car please let me know.I would like to be a fully fledged member.Many thanks.