So, it's getting to the point where I'm going to be getting myself a car in the next few weeks. I have about £2k to spend (£2.5k max but that has to include insurance which is looking like about £5-600) I'm 25, but unfortunately have 0 no-claims, and have 3 points due to come off my licence next month (although insurance people ask for the past 5 years instead of 3 don't they?) Anyways, I'm looking for something reasonably comfortable and reliable, also with a bit of kick to it if possible! I've been looking at the following, which are round about my budget, however knowing virtually nothing about cars I would value some input from the more experienced members on here to avoid buying something completely turd! The ones I've been looking at in this price range are all around 8-10 years old. Couple of saloons, although I'm partly wondering if in this price range anything I get will be a bucket of rust?: Mitsubishi Galant - purely in terms of looks, I think this is the sex Volvo S40 BMW 3 series Ford Mondeo Also been thinking about hatchbacks: Honda Civic Renault Clio Peugot 206 Just wondering if there are any to avoid, any other suggestions, things to look out for etc? Any feedback appreciated.