So are mud huts.
Can't see past a nice late model Merc or Beemer for this application. Class, comfort and cool.
Spending that much time in a vehicle is a fair chunk of life, you deserve a nice place to spend that time.
I present the Northstar engine:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northstar_engine_series
To summarise, ally block, chain driven quad quam 32v V8, distributorless wasted spark ignition, it's no pushrod motor
Cool! I would always prefer a large engine given the option.
I have pretty extensive experience of spannering older cars, but I don't touch moderns. I do drive them though, and have done a fair bit of buying and selling them.
Someone noted on another thread of this ilk a while ago, that there is much less difference between all the main players nowadays, and that it is hard to buy a bad car if you are careful.
LGF has the skills to check things out thoroughly so at the end of the day I guess he will get what he likes and fits the job.
6k buys a nice motor, middle aged with low miles or newer with average miles. You really can't go wrong.
The doctor diagnosed me with hereditary diarrhoea. I can't understand, I wear a kilt.