Second-hand Cars - Help!

edited December 1969 in Market Place
Hi All,
What a fantastic forum this is, full of useful info, lovely people (mostly) and interesting characters.
We moved in at end of Feb (just back in UK for Easter now) and we just cannot beleive the price of new & second-hand cars on the island. What's the justification? It can't be shipping costs because new cars are shipped all over the world anyway before first sale.
What happens to ex-hire cars? Are they sold or auctioned off anywhere?
Has anyone tried buying on the mainland of Portugal now there's the ferry? Is it any cheaper? If so, might bring prices down here eventually.
We need a reliable, four-door runabout up to say 5,000 euros.
Can anyone recommend a reliable dealer?
Would be grateful for any advice or comment.
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