I bought my Belmont in 1998 from a garage. It was previously been owned by a middle aged couple, so it was completely standard with a full service history.
The SRi model was a fine looking and running car. It was well geared with a very gusty engine, which meant driving on the motorways was a pleasure. It was in A1 condition when I bought it, with low miles on it, it had no rust whatsoever and I always kept it in the garage.
The car was the best condition Belmont that I've ever seen. I was lucky to get it at what I thought was a bargain price for an H reg car in this condition, with this level of spec, which included power steering, electric windows, E/M, FFSR and C/L.
I spent very little money on it. The biggest expense was a brand new set of Goodyear eagle tyres. The items that went wrong with it, were due to lack of use. The car had been sitting previously for long periods, so a sticky window motor and fuel pump relay were replaced. The fuel injectors had to be cleaned due to tar build up from the engine doing little work!