Having decided against the family minibus idea as we'd probably only ever fill it twice a year, I need to pick a good value family car. Needs to be safe, good value to run, half decent to look at, good size have a few creature comforts. I think things like air-con are a must as it's nightare with all the kids in summer if it's hot. Currently the wife is liking the Honda FV-R and Audi A4. I'm not too keen. I'm leaning towards the Honda Accord 2.2 cdti. Audi A4's are ok but I don't think you get much for your money compared to most, I think the FV-R might be harder to sell when the time comes. Is the Accord a good buy? Or are the more common Vectra's and Mondeo's a better bet these days? In terms of budget I'm thinking around the £6k mark for decent value but it's not set in stone.