My missus' car has finally carked it and we are thinking about getting her a newer one. I am going to see a 1998 1.0 suzuki swift tomorrow with 55,000 on the clock, full mot and tax, at £1200. Looked on parkers and they have this year cart with 60,000 miles at just over £1100. Would offering £1000 for her car be a smack in the face? I have only ever bought my car before, and I had my knowledable father-in-law with me who has a gift of the gab to talk down the price on that I only really have £1000 to spare, can't afford anything more, and the swift seems like the best option. I also saw a 1993 vw polo, with 40,000 on the clock at £700. Would I be better off going for that?