Originally Posted by hiroftm
Age? Preferance on type?
Something small to medium, and as new as possible, mainly for the sake of reliability.
On my searches, MG/Rovers have popped up alot, cheap because they're not made anymore, but low miles and reasonably new. i.e 2004, < 50k on the click, and under £2k. Downside is possible problems with the K series engine, but manageable.
Originally Posted by Treacle
Alfa Romeo 156 V6.
or Alfa Romeo 156 JTD
Can be bought for the £1500-£2 mark now, make sure it has a history with it.
The 156 is a tad ugly, the 147 is nice though but I think they're a little more expensive.