Tom Church, 27, purchased the 1997 Honda Civic with 135,000 miles on the clock online for just one trip so he could travel 100 miles away.He wanted to see a friend but had been put off by rip-off train fares.
Then, after seeing someone else complaining about the same trains, Tom was inspired to do something different. He bought the second hand car, road tax, insurance and petrol all for £206.81 – more than £10 less than the £218.10 return train ticket he had been quoted.
The second hand car cost just £80. Road tax was £81.38, insurance for one day £20.43 and petrol £25. Peak-time return train tickets between London and Bristol cost between £210 – £218.10.