Looking to buy a reasonaly cheap (£2200) family car with enough power for towing a small caravan and also fun to drive. Looking at less then 10 years old, big engines (people seem to be avoiding them at the moment) and high milage but well serviced. Current choices are Honda Accord 2.2 Diesel Honda Accord 2.4 Petrol Madza 6 2.3 Petrol (not MPS) Volvo (any really) T5 or D5 Honda accord 2.2 Diesel is favourite at the moment. However I have been reading some info on this car and the ones in my price range 120k miles+ appear to be liable to a Rattling Timing Chain. Honda Accord 2.2I CTDI SPORT 4DR 2004 <- last sentence on this add. Obviously a rattling timing chain is easy to spot and should be avoided at all costs. I've read repair bills of £4000? However if i was to buy one without this issue and it developed what's the problem with just living with it - Will it write the engine off after time or is it just annoying? If it has already been replaced under warranty what's the chance of it happening again? Probably will be doing 12-15k miles per year and wanting to keep the car going for about 2 years. Happy to service myself. On the 2.2 I understand regular oil changes are important. 0W30 oil recommended but how much will oil, air & oil filter set me back if I do it ever 4 months? Does it have to be Honda oil. Isn't Castrol edge or similar good enough?