Time for me to move on, after nearly 2 years and 23,000 miles with my Type-S diesel. Buying the Accord was a sensible decision after many years of enjoying some powerful, but thirsty petrol-engined cars, and it did exactly what I expected: faultless reliability, good motorway cruiser, all the toys and 51 MPG to boot. But I really missed the performance of the cars I had in the past, the broader power range of a petrol engine and the sheer fun of driving them. And, before you ask, switching to a petrol-engined Type-S isn't an option in France, as it was never sold here, and the forthcoming Civic Type-R looks a bit too extreme and boy-racerish for me. I thought too about getting a sports car to run alongside the Accord, but that would mean finding another parking space (£35-40K to buy, or at least £200 a month to rent in the area of central Paris where I live) and I'm not sure I would make enough use of a second car. I rarely need the space of the Accord, so I've decided to go back to something sporting as my sole car and hang the cost of petrol! The Accord is still worth a decent amount to trade in, so I can make the switch without spending too much. Good luck with your Hondas and long live the forum! Julian.