So my 1998 Ford Focus Mk1 needs a whole lot of work doing to get it through its MOT, looking to be around £300 (that's buying bits from a scrappie and doing some of the work myself) - more than the car is worth probably.
2 options - try and find a similar car for under £500, or "splash out" a bit and spend around £1000-1200.
I'm a student, hence the tight budgets. Needs to be reliable, have a decent amount of MOT left, not be a total grandad car, hold bikes and people well, but not be huge. I loved the size of my 3 door Focus - the reliability not so much.
Any thoughts on what I could replace it with? Easy option is find another Focus and hope it runs a bit better, but don't want to limit myself.