If you're looking to buy a new car, it's best not rush things.
New or used? Manual or automatic? A compact city car or a spacious family car? These are just some of the things you need to think about. And that's before you make your choice from dozens of makes, engine types, design and equipment lines, options and accessories.
The possibilities are virtually endless, but don't forget that certain choices can have a major impact on the overall cost. And that's not all. Another thing to take account of from the outset are the additional running costs.
If you're starting to think there's too much information to take on board, don't worry. We'll set out the main things you should focus on.