I'm a student buying my first car - what should I look out for?

I am a university student with a budget of £4000 buying a small first car. What are the most important things I should look out for to ensure I get something reliable?

Asked on 20 November 2017 by Ben

Answered by Honest John
Probably a Toyota badge, but also a service record (preferably service invoices) showing it has been serviced at least once a year and a sheaf of MoT print-outs showing a progressively increasing mileage. Then trust your instincts. Never ever argue yourself into a car. If something worries you about it, walk away.
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