you may or may not remember in previous thread i harped on a about the reliabilty of Honda's as every body thinks that they are great, but the crv 2.2 cdti exec i had was'nt it needed 27 warranty claims in 30 months before i finally ditched it !!!
ok i did 108,000 miles in that time but even so
i have had all sorts of cars over the years generally doing between 30-45k miles per year and the most reliable of all of them was a mondeo 2 of them a 1.8 and a 2 litre
i ve had various stuff 2 A6, 3 CRV's Vectras lagunas p405/406 astras escort/focus megane etc etc
i now rather strangely have another CRV but touch wood 30k since oct 07 and not a single thing wrong yet ?
as for the queen drives a LR , that explains all the escorts that go with her, there their for when it breaks down again