Budget of £500-800 for a car, what should I look for? Passing my test is imminent and I am now looking for a car. It needs to be somewhat of a family car, is it wise to buy something like a saloon. I would really love to get a Volvo S40 or something like that, could I get one? I need a car that is very reliable, automatic I really dont want to drive a manuel anymore and very good on petrol. Is a Citroen C3 big enough and could I get one for that price?