So, it seems that Mrs North and I need to move on her MX5. At 5 years old, we've had some ace fun in it, but for various reasons - mainly carrying bikes and other people - something a little more practical wouldn't go amiss.
Part of me wants something swanky, but a bigger part of me is feeling parsimonious and doesn't want to spend too much cash.
The Mazda will be worth £5k max (and less on trade in), so I'd quite like not to spend more than about £10k (before trade in) and s/h Focus seems to obvious alternative.
I know I'll die a slow and tedious death, but apart from that is there any reason not to buy one?