Well crap. My trusty 1998 Accord w/240,000 is dying. Blown head casket and possible cylinder warping because of it. And...brake lines to the rear wheels are rusting out. Bought this car with 8 miles on it and have loved driving it for 15 years. Now what to buy? I'm tired of a manual transmission, I've had one going back to to 1981 and I'm tired of shifting. I want bigger and taller. I don't really care about mpg since I only drive the car about 9,000 miles per year these days. So far, on-line, looking at Equinox, Outback, Forester, Traverse, Escape, Acadia and Santa Fe. Feel free to throw out any opinions. I've only owned 2 two cars since 1981. I buy and run them forever. My previous car was a Saab and until I bought the Honda, I never realized how that Saab was killing me on maintenance. I'd really like to buy American this time around. It seems they have done a great job of improving their vehicles since 30 years ago, when I dumped my Ford Escort after two years. Brands like BMW, Benz, Jaguar, Cadillac and Lexus are not in consideration. A depressing thought for me...this might be the last car I ever own.