For me, an A reg Opel Ascona 1.6 Diesel. Absolutely knackered but, needed cheap transport fast to get to work. No idea how many miles it had done but, presumably a LOT. Engine was hopeless, very smokey, noisy, woefully underpowered (struggled at even the sight of a hill) and difficult to start. Brakes needed the leg strength of a racing cyclist to stop it. Fortunately I was doing a lot of cycling and Time Trialing. Ride was very poor even though it had old-school high profile tyres. Steering was very low geared, very heavy (no PAS) and as vague a Tory MP in an interview. The steering wheel's softish plastic covering was loose on the metal frame underneath, which didn't help the steering. The windscreen was cracked and the white bodywork was rusty to the point of looking like a Dalmation with brown spots instead of black.