Sadly, our old car has given up after 19 years of good service. A repair would have cost at least 3 times the value of the car, so we decided that this wasn't worth doing. We spent a week test-driving a couple of cars and ended up buying a relatively new car, a 2.5 year old Subaru Forester. It is the same model that we had when we lived in Australia and with which we had good experiences. It doesn't have the greatest colour, but it should be reliable.