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Can I get a classic for daily use?

I would like to buy a pre-1986 classic car, it should be suitable for local trips and be useable 2 to 4 days per week, average 100 miles per week. Can you recommend makes/models that would still run well. Budget is £5000 or less.

Asked on 17 June 2015 by raymcd

Answered by Honest John
There is a massive following and consequently massive parts availability for Volkswagen Golf MK II GTI and GTI 16v. Not brilliantly reliable. Can be rust prone. But the enthusiasm of enthusiasts outweighs that and a well bought one should still be an investment.

The Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 drove and handled better and are fairly rust resistant, but of lighter construction so tend to deteriorate more.

Also, take a look here: classics.honestjohn.co.uk/top-10s/top-20-classic-8.../
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