Yeah. In answer to the first, im also going to be buying a second hand car.
The mot's due February, and even though ive spent over a grand on it in the last 4 months (new flywheel, clutch, replacement alloy, tyre, new bonnet lock and battery) I know the reverse switch, brakes and suspension need another £450 of work on top of service and MOT) basically I intended keeping it for about 3 more years, but I'm sick of repairing it and have lost faith in it.
Reason for selling, apart from the above, is we no longer need such a big car to cram our tent and stuff in to drive down to southern france, because last summer my wife bought something big enough as she didn't trust mine to get us there after it broke down in the champagne region the year before.
I just need something to fit my drums and the occasional child in, so im officially downsizing.
Anyhow currently getting it valeted, the price of which is now £36!!! If it looks good I may reconsider cos the radio still works and after the new clutch it drives well..
increasing doubt, decreasing hope, even my imaginary friend went and changed his mind.