Two months ago I bought an Astra G 1.8 16V Convertible. 76k on the clock. Just about to pass its MOT. I took it in a week early to get the once-over and then see what I could do myself. Needs a new rear N/S tyre because it's split down the side, not worn on the tread. Headlight plastic was cloudy, so I bought a £10 headlight restoration kit which has worked wonders with my 12v Makita drill. One of the front bulbs has gone. Not bad for £600 a couple of months ago. I'm going to have a convertible Astra with 12 months MOT for no more than £750 spent in total on the car.