AMen to all that.
My wife was going to buy a fairly new family hatchback, she liked the Corsa, Before she got the chance I spent just less than 2 grande on a neglected GT, ignorant owner with the mechanical nouse of a bucket of frogs. In two weeks the handbrake and reversing lights were working again, a replacement bonnet was found. more recently the brakes and clutch slave cyl have been bled and the gear selector ball joints and top hats lubricated so the lever self centres again. two bits of draught excluder stopped the rear shelf from clonking and one drop link did the same for the front suspension. Now all her mates tell her what a lovely car it is but their blokes couldn't look after one, and she loves it.
Infamy, Infamy, They've all got it In For me!