The online used-car market is huge, and thanks to Mr Gordon Brown clean, reliable late model motors have never been so affordable with many car dealers feeling the pinch and having to reduce prices drastically. What type of car are you looking for? Many people swear by the reliability of the German marques such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi and certainly these makes tend to hold their prices very well. Some people's choices are affected by nostalgia so they prefer vehicles which were once manufactured in Britain, such as Rover, Land Rover, Mini, Vauxhall, Jaguar, Aston Martin, and MG. Others feel that French cars are more stylish, such as Citroen and Peugeot; I once owned a Peugeot 405 diesel engined saloon and stylish it most certainly was not, but it was probably the most reliable car I have ever owned. American cars such as Chevrolet, Dodge and Chrysler, have their supporters and cars from the far north such as Volvo, Saab and Skoda are certainly very surefooted in poor weather conditions. For sheer value for money it is difficult to beat the cars from the far east, such as Hyundai, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota and Daihatsu; whilst those old favourites Ford and Fiat are always amongst the best sellers. Many dealers offer long-term guarantees and warranties whether you are looking far a petrol or diesel engine, manual or automatic gearbox, sports car, saloon, hatchback or estate car, or perhaps a soft top, hard top or a roadster.