I paid £200 for this car. It had been garaged for 18 months previously. what a bargain!
Handles like a barge and won't get you anywhere very quickly, but for a reliable bomb proof first car you can't get better.
The mechanics are simple enough to do most basic work you will need yourself if you want.
The car has 0 points for image, but on the plus side why would anyone want to nick it?
The car is almost 17 years old and has only just started to develop rust spots whcih I am amazed by.
The inside is pure 80's tat, with a large clock in place of the rev counter and a lovely brown interior? However I will say the seats are still very comfy.
If buying the car again I would try and find a 1.8 or 2.0 as I do quite a bit of motorway driving and my 1.6 struggles with acceleration, but for town driving the engine is nippy enough.
Fuel consumption is not great at about 30 miles per gallon, however that's not too bad for a car this age. It was already converted to unleaded when I got it.
Overall a great value tank like car which won't win any fashion competitions or races, but will get you from A to B every day in comfort.