Sorry mate, I misunderstood the angle you were coming from, my bad ;(
Hopefully you don't mean one of those horrid, totally unreliable VW rust buckets?
Garage forecourts appear to have 15k mile models for £13.5k but once you've negotiated a discount, allowed for the extra 5k miles and taken into account that as a private seller, you don't achieve garage prices, £12k is more realistic.
He sure did - however he wasn't referring to consumer goods.
That's fair enough, except by more reliable you no doubt mean something German, rather than something that actually is more reliable...