With 235,000 miles, my CRV still runs like a dream. If you keep up with the preventative maintainence, you can easily get 500,000 miles out of them, at least the older models, and they are fuel cheap.. I could easily buy a new vehicle but why should I? Personal property taxes and insurance are amost nothing and women don't pester me thinking i have resource for them to extract. Also, my 2002 CRV is great cover for action - i can leave thousands of dollars worth of gear inside and no one would think about breaking into such an old vehicle - and its great in snow. Bottom line, i love my 2002 CRV and i'll drive it until it blows up.