Hi, I posted an introduction that asked for some pre-purchase advice, but I'll repeat the query here. Recently purchased a Gen 3 Honda CR-V EX with FSH & 90,000 miles, which we returned to the dealer after we had confirmed via a VOSA retest that the car should have failed its MOT. (Failed track rod end ball joint excessive play, suspension arm ball joint excessively worn & dust cover not preventing ingress of dirt together with an advisory of free play detected at steering wheel + others) From the numerous MOT histories of Gen 3 Honda CR-Vs I've looked at it appears that the car's steering/suspension parts are more likely to require replacement after 80,000+ miles, which is to be expected for such a heavy vehicle under normal use. Steering play is commonly described in past MOT histories? If I take the view that regardless of our budget for a 07/08 FSH CR-V EX version that it won't be IF the parts require replacement, but more a case of WHEN if such parts are still the original parts, can anyone kindly give me an indication of how much it would cost to replace the steering/suspension parts that will require changing. Am I more realistic to expect to buy a decent CR-V but in reality expect to need to replace the parts that are causing the aforementioned common steering play issues? Also I note that corrosion is also frequently described in MOT histories of 2007/08 CR-Vs. The one we returned had advisories (not in the original dealer MOT) of suspension component mountings corroded & exhaust mounting defective so is corrosion a significant issue for models this old or can a new corrosion coating measures be provided to the car to curb this problem? Thanks in anticipation.