My younger brother is turning 18 in the next couple of weeks and has decided to ditch his motorbike in favour of a car.
He has been offered my nan and grandads Kia Pride 1.3 About an R Reg, EW, RCL as a free car. But being the ungrate ful little git that he is, he has thrown it back in their faces.
Someone has Persuaded him to get out a loan (bearing in mind he is an apprentice earning £80 a week, no guarantee of a full time job) to get either an old mini, a VW beetle or a Ford Capri.
Is it just me, or are all these three choices more like novelty cars rather than the real thing?
1. Mini, he is verging on the 6 foot mark, they aint exactly reliable or cheap.
2. VW Beetle, coming from one of the most over-rated companies in the world, i believe these are prone to heavy rusting and bad electrics.
3. Capri, Fix Or Repair Daily??? Every 40 year old has owned a capri, are they still legends, or washed out wannabe cars?
My opinion is, if he must get a loan for a car, he should get something reliable and sensible.
I am going to try and persuade him to keep the kia for a year, but does anyone have any info on the cars above regarding reliability, what to look out for and prices etc.
Shame i dont have the AX to sell him anymore