Ok, a month or so ago I asked what people would buy for £500ish...
I've been saving up, so now I should have about £900 and the Golf to play
with, this is what I want from a car...
Rear wheel drive (but a 4x4 Sierra V6 Estate would be damn tempting so 4x4
Cheap insurance if possible (but it's highly unlikely)
25-30 mpg on a run, 17+ in town
Reasonable reliability (across Europe planned next year, maybe to Sweden)
Easy to get bits
Easy to work on
Reasonably quick would be nice, i.e. less than 10.5 sec to 60, nice and
Nothing fwd thank you very much.
The shortlist is as follows.
Audi 90 Quattro, can you find an Audi 200 Quattro cheap these days?
Jag XJ6 4.2, though 25 mpg is highly unlikely
Triumph 2500 PI, but that rules out the reliability, is 2500S reasonably
Alfa 75 3.0, might even consider a nice 2.0.
Rover P6 3500, dubious in high temperatures though, anyone found a fix?
Rover 3500 SD1
Cortina 2.0 Ghia, maybe a 2.3 (if I can find a Granada with a decent 2.8 in
BMW 735i or 535i, ideally a 750i, but reliability and parts costs look
I'm sure some people will be screaming "They're not classics", but who
cares, there doesn't seem to be a shite old cars forum.
Besides, I'm a child of the 70s, grew up watching the Sweeney and the
Professionals and it seems to have affected my taste in cars. 
Ta in advance :)
 Did own a 2.3S Mk4 Cortina, VHK 473S. Bought it for £150, drove it into
the ground, scrapped it, watched it get cubed, went home, saw it in the
Professionals.. How gutted was I? Only needed a diff and cosmetics round the
sunroof. Thing was only worth buttons at the time. 1989 IIRC. Had a nice S
trim in it an all, black with the grey stripes.
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