So this is what I've got to show off. 56,000 miles since '99, learning to drive in it as its my first car and I've gotta say I'm enjoying having it. £700 was the cost.
I can't believe how much of a step-up in quality it feels compared to, say, an equivalent Ka/Saxo/other city car than probably a Smart, to say its in banger exterior shape and for banger money it feels proper.
Done a few jobs on it - wheel nuts, MOT repairs - but there's a couple of things still wrong. Bumped it into a hedge so there's slight front bumper damage and I wish it was wind-up not electric windows (persistent issues). Other than that... loving the thing.
This forum's been a major help, btw. I'd still have a wrong clock if I didn't use Club Lupo!