Many people will choose cars based on looks and performance. Whilst this can be satisfying, it isn’t necessarily sensible. When you have to think about the finances associated with that car, for example, when something has gone wrong, then you may regret the decision to go for a car because it has a big spoiler and is a nice colour.
It is often advisable to go for a British-made car brand. This will often make it cheaper for you to insure. If something goes wrong with the car, then it will be cheaper for you to obtain the parts to fix it. Whilst this might not matter especially if the repair is post accident and covered by insurance, you might be stung with a hefty bill if your car needs a repair simply after an MOT or service. It may also be cheaper to service the car in the first place, too.