So we're selling my wife's Suzuki Cappuccino as it's done less than 800 miles in nearly 2 years. And we're going to buy something we can both drive (the cappu's are pretty small and at 6ft, it's a bit ickle).
Decided on a mk3 MX-5. 2008 or later (would like a 3.5 but they are too much money). Really want the 2.0 and definitely the hard top. Now the angst.
The difference between a private and a dealer one is about 1k (private about 7k/dealer 8k) for what we want with <40k miles. That seems a lot for a 3/6 month warranty and some piece of mind. But I know nothing about cars other than where to put petrol in.
So what's the STW view - get an AA man/mate to have a prod round a few private ones (all of which are blooming miles away) or bite the bullet and get a slightly older one from a dealer.
Option 3 is find someone I know to buy one off. That's not gone well so far