Ok guys - sorry this isnt exactly totally Clio related, but its still to do with cars and my mate needs your advice
Basically, the head on his 1996 vintage Rover 400 1.6 (K-series jobbie) has cracked - and taken lots of ancillary bits with it - so a new engine is the "cheapest" option. That looks like the best part of £1200+ (i.e. the trade value of his car).
The question is whether he should bother to fix it, as the book value of the car is pretty low anyway. Hes also going to need a reliable mile-muncher - what are your ideas?
Hes been thinking of something like a Passat, but I reckon theyre still too much money.
Ive told him he can get a reliable big(ish) car for under £3k. Am thinking along the lines of a Mk3 Golf (possibly a TDi), Volvo, Omega etc.
So the question is: what is the most reliable big car you can think of that is available for about £2-4,000??