It's safely tucked up in the garage now having picked it up this morning.
Bearing in mind we only paid £185 for it, I wasn't surprised when the MOT failure check online showed up a couple more points than we'd been told about, but they are only a headlamp bulb and both front CV gaiters.
On the whole it's in great condition under the tree sap and leaves it's covered in.
The expensive one we've found is a new battery, as the old one won't take a charge or even light up the warning lights on the dash.
However, the rough running and suspected new coil pack required isn't going to be an issue.
I jump started it off the D3 and it was running as rough as anything, but then I do find that 4 cylinder engines run a lot better when all 4 spark plugs actually have a plug cap and lead attached to them
With jump leads attached it will sit and idle nicely now I've put all 4 leads on, but when you take the jump leads off it goes all lumpy and dies, a new battery should sort that.
It's really dirty on the outside, and needs a clean on the inside, but it's half term soon at college so he'll be able to sort that out then.
We've had a good search through the inside and found some interesting stuff.
The only thing in the glovebox was a Condom, still in it's packet I should add.
In the drivers door were a load of payslips.
Then the centre console looked a bit wonky and not clipped down properly. I pulled it off to reseat it and underneath was a collection of Rizler papers, filters, and small plastic bag with the remnants of somebodies stash
Used cars, don't you just love em.