With our minivan's check engine light on and an estimated $3000 to possibly turn it off, we decided to get a new vehicle. We were thinking of getting some sort of hybrid vehicle but ultimately decided on a 2007 Honda CRV for it's versatility and safety ratings. It's all-wheel drive, so we can take it up to the Sierra for our occasional ski trips. Sharon is very happy with it. Reasons: (1) Looks nice inside and out, (2) Drives well, very smooth, (3) Simple, no-nonsense dashboard controls, (4) It's shorter than our minivan, so it fits better in the garage.