Well, got it the end of May....
I put my troublesome Subaru Legacy diesel into an auction (DPF andEGR valve failed plus other emissions stuff was constantly going wrong), and bought this old 1993 1.5 Proton from Gumtree with 12 months MOT and 43k genuine miles as a runaround. Except the runaround is so fun I'm keeping it a while.
The Proton Owner's Club is amazingly helpful and I got a new cambelt, waterpump, 2 x belts, tensioner for a giveaway price. There's still a Proton dealer (Maple Garage) in Sproatley, near Hull, who got me a new window lifter rail for £14 from Malaysia.
The car hadn't been driven for a long time so as it's my only car and a daily driver, I also gave it new plugs, rotor arm, distributor, new CV gaiter, oil and filter change and new air filter. Probably equalled the car's value now in parts but it's reliable and runs/starts faultlessly. Nice to have a car I can tweak
It's amazingly comfortable and a two-hour drive across London went without a hitch.
Loving the HubNut videos - my latest time-loss activity