As this is "the barbie" forum, what better place to talk cars...
I'll be arriving in less than 3 weeks and the first job on my list is to buy a used car. I've not lived in Australia since 1999 and a lot has changed in the car market there and in my requirements since then. I'll be looking for a car costing up to $15,000 (though that would be a stretch, would prefer more like $12,000). We're a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (7 and 11). I want the kids to be comfortable in the back with rear aircon vents for the summer heat. Also looking for reliability and low service costs. Not concerned about the make or prestige of the car.
Would obviously prefer low kms and age.
I've been looking on carsales.com.au, but all the models seem so unfamiliar, I'm having trouble narrowing it down.
Any suggestions or advice from other recent arrivals who are more used to Vauxhalls than Holdens?
Or should I just do the obvious thing and buy a Falcon or Commodore?