Think about what you'll be using the car for before you go shopping. Ask yourself the following questions:

What size, 4, 6 or 8 cylinder?

If you're planning on city driving and parking then a small car that is economical on fuel would be the most suitable. On the other hand if you intend to do a lot of cruising on the open road then a large car may be better.

Small (1-1.6 litre) Medium (2-3 litre) Large (3.8 litre and over)

Will you be carrying anything other than people?

Roof racks or a large boot may be enough to handle your needs or you may want to think about a station wagon or ute.

Do you need special features?

You may need a car with air conditioning for those hot days and/or cold mornings.

Auto or manual?

Which type of transmission do you prefer, a manual or an automatic?