If you are looking to buy a family vehicle, I recommend you consider Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). They have plenty of space for both the passengers and the luggage, plus they come with extraordinary off-road driving capabilities.
While buying a used car in the UK, you want to make sure it is mechanically and physically fit. Fortunately, you can hire a vehicle inspection service to find out hidden problems in your preferred vehicle and ensure its roadworthiness and value for money. So, it looks like you need both a Vehicle Inspection and a Vehicle Check before purchasing a second-hand car in the UK.