I am Dutch person and will be starting a new job in the Reading area soon. My partner lives in Birmingham. I would like to be move in with her, which would mean commuting every day. I have been looking it up, and it seems to be just about doable (a little bit under 2 hours one day).
I would to ask your collective wisdom whether this is a horrible idea or not (with your experience in commuting in the UK), or if I am underestimating the time it would take.
Additionally, as I have no experience with buying cars in the UK, I was wondering if there are any pecularities I should pay particular attention to when buying a car. I think I would be looking for a reliable new-ish 2nd hand diesel car, any tips where to start?