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Pootle barge

I'm leaving London for the country and want to buy a tax-free car to pootle around in locally. I'm not overly-mechanically skilled, though can do the basics; cannot afford mega-repair bills; would buy with great caution from a reputable, probably trade source. Limited funds and nostalgia have led to my choice involving three cars - in no order of preference. First, a Rover 90/100/110 (learned to drive on one in 1958), an early '60's VW Beetle (my first successful ‘modern’ car, after a 'Wellington Boot' Mini) or a Morris Minor convertible (never had one but father had a saloon - and they're relatively cheap). Please, which of these would be best in my circumstances?

Asked on 28 November 2009 by

Answered by Honest John
In the UK a Morris Minor is probably best because if its relative simplicity and its excellent Club (www.morrisminoroc.co.uk) that can help you out with almost any problem. A modified Minor with Marina running gear and brakes makes more sense to me as a daily runner than an original car, and, though more practical, will probably be cheaper.
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