At least you can learn from the past - join the AA & Green Flag, now.
But £80 for a car. What do you expect? 4 months is pretty good for £80! It’s like the old joke, ‘How do you double the value of a Skoda? Fill it with petrol’, or ‘What do you call a convertible £80 car? A skip’
Yep - reckon 4 months for £80 was superb value - works out at £240 a year!
The one b4 that though - nightmare - once broke down in the middle lane of a motorway in heavy traffic - then all the traffic cleared - leaving me broke down in the middle lane in 70mph traffic. I never did properly thank the lorry who blocked all three lanes whilst we pushed it onto the hard shoulder.
i bought both my cars of a mate - he’s had and looked after them both - I’d rather buy like that where I know the history of the car than some dealer/ebay/garage who you don’t know in the slightest and are just a business trying to make as much money as possible out of you.
I learnt when I bought from a mate once, but his ‘reliable, no problems car’ gave me all sorts of hassle which turned out to be due to it being an unrecorded insurance write-off - he knew, had had all sorts of problems with it, and had lied through his teeth to me. He’s no longer my mate, or many of my mates’ mate…
I also learnt when I bought a car off a good acquaintance (not quite a mate) who was a Gulf War hero, been on tv many times. He took me for a complete ride (pardon the pun) when he sold me his car on his return from Germany to the UK. He told me it was a real bird-puller, and as he had lots of girlfriends I paid a really good price, but when he’d gone I never pulled with it, not once…