Re: What to lookout for on a 147 JTD?
Thanks. I would love to keep on the with barges (they tended to be hundreds of pounds cars, not thousands), but when a years repairs cost more than the car, and it hasn't got to mot time yet, she might have a point.
The Celsior/LS400 was the nicest car I have ever had, bit wallowy, but so smooth even for a £600 relic. But it wasn't in the best state of tune and drank fuel at 23 to the gallon on a good week. Tended to use about £60 of tescos premium unleaded every week for about 220 miles. Really couldn't afford it.
SWMBO now wants me in something reliable, and figures with the downturn, I can find a lot of car which is cheaper to tax, cheaper to fuel, and with which we can screw a struggling dealer down lowest by waving real folding cash at them, even if the insurance goes up a bit because it is a £4k car instead of a £400 one. Bit mercenary I know, but to her a car is a thing, not a thing of beauty and pleasure.
We won't be financing because her parents have already offered to loan the cash "as long as we get it back before we retire", no strings.