Up to £500
At this end of the market it could go either way. It is certainly easy to buy an MOT-borderline car with all sorts of electrical issues and a head gasket that's about to blow. Then again you could just find yourself a Toyota Corolla.
When i buy a s/h car it's like 3 or 4 years old car not 10-15years old that's what you call a wreck
DO NOT buy an A CLASS as they have starter motor problems and i have herd of one that cost a staggering £1,500 to repair as the whole engine and gearbox has to come out