When it comes to buying a used car, some people take great risks. Buy from a private seller and you better have your wits about you because the odd bit of tyre kicking just isn't going to tell you all you need to know. After the sale, you have no comeback if there is a fault.
Anyone who has ever tried to teach a teenager how to drive on a standard transmission vehicle knows that clutches can go out - a lot. Transmissions, too, take a beating during regular day-to-day driving, not to mention during driving lessons.