I have just got a new job which is going to require me to do some serious mileage all year round...notably on country roads and in all weathers. that will be fun in the summer with the top down in the Z but... I have decided I do not want to subject my potentially mint condition and low mileage Z to this kind of treatment in all seasons so have decided to buy a second car... here are the issues and restrictions...(most financial) the only extra parking I have available is up a dirt track by the side of the cottage and the driving will be mostly country miles, so have decided it must be a 4x4 of some kind, I get a "car allowance of around £1000 per year and a mileage allowance of 45p per mile on top of that so have decided that for owning what will effectively be our 3rd car it must come in at around £1000 to be cost effective. I dont mind if I buy a high mileage car and run it into the ground...my thinking is I would buy a "new one every year to 18mths and scrap it at the end of its usable life if I have too...my yearly car allowance would cover this. so far I am looking at Honda CRV'S and Toyota rav 4's and my research suggests there are plenty of those around at 70-100k that fit the budget nicely and I feel if I do all the right mechanical checks and am careful I will be o.k.. any experience anyone has had with these cars would be be appreciated as would any other suggestions for a suitable vehicle... thanks very much!