It seems pointless to pretend I know anything about cars. I have arrived at this conclusion based on the following evidence.
1) Until one month ago I have inflated my tires in all vehicles since I was 17 to 26 psi - Apparently this has cost me thousands
2) I have never sold a car - I have killed them all
3) My current car is a BMW 320d - I have had x2 complete engine rebuilds in this bastard which has enriched my original £5K investment by an additional £6K
Having had the swirl flaps go, the engine blew up. Fixed that and 8 months later the Turbo went taking the best part of the engine with it. The turbo has begun to whine in a completely non sexy way. Looking at the evidence I suspect my Bavarian Bastard Works vehicle is preparing for death.
Mr. Mws covers a lot of ground - 500 miles per week average. Sadly it needs to be an estate the car as it will be shit high with large shit from hither and thither (He also needs enough room to lie down in the back and nap / host failed fondlings.
I am looking for something which will not fuck up, cost a shit load to fix and is efficient. I believe the car speak would be economical and reliable. It must also be comfortable for a man blessed with a mighty hind quarter.
Might it be worth looking at a contract type purchase? (Never done this before, any pointers?)
Budget is 10K top whack