I'd hold out for a v6 there quite robust.
I'm just about to put a new radiator in the second replacement its had in its life, and new rear pads, this year alone i've done both upper and lower wishbones, and exhaust.
Its definately a case of spending more on them that they are worth, but compared to what your pay for a new car on finance services etc.
However mine does have 185 000 miles now, but still drivers lovely, just have to keep up with the services and general maintenance to keep it in good order, however I know if I was to sell i'd be lucky to get £800 back
The Car in front is my crumple zone
UNDERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the front of the car
OVERSTEER is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
HORSEPOWER is how fast you hit the wall
TORQUE is how far you take the wall with you