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I was hoping you could advise me on what car I should buy to a budget of about £1,500. I have looked at things like a Land Rover Series 3, but they seem to a bit more expensive than I can afford, I also quite like Alfasuds and Alfettas but they seem to be hard to come by. What would you recommend? I was hoping for something pre 1985 that has got a bit of character.

Asked on 25 April 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
Just hang out at part exchange auctions where you occasionally see some unexpected gems being 'got gone' by big motor retail chains. If you go out with a preconceived idea of what you are looking for you will either pay too much, or end up with a dog, or both.
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