Have a '98 Volvo V70, bought new, now has 146,000 miles. This is a front wheel drive 5-cyl non-turbo model. As you can see, we do a lot of driving. It is comfortable and big enough for the wife and me. Gas mileage isn't great, but not a hog: 25mpg (actual) uses premium gasoline. Not a good snow car here in Maine. Whenever we've got some real snow, we take our Nissan Frontier 4WD. Looking for a replacement for the Volvo that has better snow traction and lower costs of ownership (for scheduled maint.). Thinking of a Honda CR-V 4WD EX model (26mpg advertized). Don't want another Volvo (high cost of ownership). Anyone have any experience with one of these CR-Vs? .