I know it's going to be expensive based on what I have read, but can anyone give a guide. Can I buy something reliable for £4000? Anyone know if there are long term rentals? Could this work out cheaper? Will be based near Athens
Not sure what type of car you would be looking at but for £4000 you could get a fairly decent car here in Greece. I think your best bet might be to try looking at Car.gr - ?????????????? A????????? - it's a bit like Automart in the uk.
Second hand cars seem far more expensive here on Crete than they are in the UK.
I have seen people spend €1000 on old bangers which would bearly fetch £150 in the UK.
If you can increase your budget slighty, it may be better to see if you can afford a brand new car - a Hyundai or something. It will be far better value in the long run as you, too, will benefit from inflated second hand values when you come to sell it.