So, as posted in the shiny thread, we’ve purchased a secondhand VW Sharan.
The lefthand mirror is cracked, but replacing it (the mirror only and not the whole unit) should be a doddle.
Two new rear tyres need to be fitted.
New CV boots and steering rack boots, plus steering bushes are required. And a parking light and head light that need to be replaced, that’s about it. Oh, and the oil pump for the power steering.
Currently I’m poking around here and there, trying to figure out how the central locking is wired up. Seems that there is an aftermarket controller fitted (instead of the VW original) and it is not working as it should. At least the alarm is working.
Apart from that I’m impressed with the car. Enough power for Africa, you don’t need to struggle with pullaway or maintaining speed even on uphills. Enough seat space for the kids, no more fighting and moaning and all those things kids do on long road trips.
Went to the fruit and veg market yesterday, we had more than enough space for all our purchases, no more trying to squeeze things into a small car. Yay.