Evening all, posted earlier in the newbie section but would be grateful for your thoughts re a prospective purchase..
I know I should buy on condition rather than age/price so I'd be grateful for some advice.
Car one- 98 Model, Blue, needs some TLC, roof ~(electic) isnt working, has an aftermarket exhaust (which the dealer says is a bit loud), -needs some overall tidying but not an issue for me- around 90k with recent belts etc. It has tan leather/beige carpet- and speakers/amps all over the rear dealer wants £1000 (up for 1250).
Car two- 00 Model so facelift, silver- very tidy, everything works as it should and had a replacement engine last year ( I suspect Cam belt failure),100k miles but is priced at £1750- I haven't negotiated price yet but would expect there to be a bit of movement downwards in that.
I'm thinking from a project perspective that car one will need work but 'could' be better value, but has a couple of unknowns-roof , stereo etc, whereas Car 2 needs no work but costs more- does that make sense?? Both have lots of history, MOT etc-
Its going to be a second (third) car for the summer, then I'll probably give it to my mother.
So guys, what would you go for??