At this present moment I'm driving around in a 20k mile Rover 111, This is my 3rd Metro/100, and I'm thinking of getting a "different" 2nd car to mess about with from the cheap end of the market. Stuff like old Rover 800s or Hillman Avengers and the like. I have an idea of what I don't want, but not so much what I do want.
The "no" list is:
VW beetle: Too slow, rusty and useless for anything other than a fashion statement
Original Mini: Expensive now, only really any good in 1275 guise
MK1/2 Escorts: Silly prices and not many left
other than that, anything goes!