Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson
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Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.
UK Blog Awards 2017 - The Car Expert wins!

The Car Expert wins at UK Blog Awards

The Car Expert has been awarded Best Automotive Blog (company division) at the UK’s largest awards event for independently-produced digital content, the UK Blog Awards.
Toyota FT-4X concept (The Car Expert)

New York: Toyota FT-4X SUV concept unveiled

Toyota has unveiled a new crossover SUV concept at the New York motor show, called the Toyota FT-4X, aimed at young urban people.
Jaguar F-Pace - World Car of the Year 2017

Jaguar F-Pace wins 2017 World Car of the Year

The new Jaguar F-Pace has been selected as the 2017 World Car of the Year, which was announced at the New York motor show today.
Spares or repair - dodgy car dealers use all sorts of tricks

Spares or repair – and other dodgy trader tricks

There are various tricks employed by dodgy traders to try and get around the laws that apply when selling cars, using phrases like "spares or repair only".
Used car warranty - what is the law and what are your rights?

Used car warranty– the law and your rights

If you are buying a second-hand car, there can be considerable confusion as to what to expect in terms of a used car warranty and what your rights are when something goes wrong.
Volkswagen Golf GTE facelift 2017 (The Car Expert)

Volkswagen Golf GTE gets more kit for less cash

Volkswagen has updated the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid hatch to bring it in line with the rest of the range. And it has increased kit while reducing the price.
What is GAP insurance? (The Car Expert)

What is GAP insurance and should you have it?

If you've ever bought a car from a dealer, you will know how hard they try to sell you GAP insurance. But what is GAP and should you be buying it?
Car finance - the negative equity problem (The Car Expert)

Car finance: Negative equity and why it’s a problem

One problem car buyers often get caught out by with regard to their car finance is negative equity, and it can get them into financial trouble. But why?
Lotus Elie Sprint (The Car Expert)

Lightweight Lotus Elise Sprint leads range update

Lotus has done what many would have thought impossible, and reduced the weight of its already tiny Elise sports car to create the Lotus Elise Sprint.
All-new Audi RS 5 revealed The Car Expert)

Audi RS 5 Coupe launched: V6 twin-turbo replaces V8

The all-new Audi RS 5 Coupe made its debut at the Geneva motor show last week, representing the apex of the new A5 range that has rolled out over the last six months.
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Aston Martin launches AMR performance brand

Aston Martin has launched a performance sub-brand called AMR, which will offer higher-performance versions of its core models.
The best of the Geneva motor show 2017 (The Car Expert)

The best of the Geneva motor show 2017

The Geneva motor show is generally regarded as the best motor show in the world, and this year's event certainly lived up to the reputation.
RUF CTR Yellowbird 2017 - Geneva motor show

Geneva: RUF CTR Yellowbird reboot a box-office hit

Famous for modifying Porsche 911s, RUF has designed and built its first-ever car from scratch. And the new RUF CTR Yellowbird looks exactly like an old 911.
Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year 2017

Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year

The new Peugeot 3008 SUV has been awarded the European Car of the Year 2017, in a presentation made ahead of the Geneva motor show.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed (The Car Expert)

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact SUV revealed

Mitsubishi has unveiled the next model in its SUV offensive with the sporty new Eclipse Cross, which will debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show.
Peugeot Instinct concept (The Car Expert)

Peugeot Instinct concept previews self-driving future

The Peugeot Instinct concept car offers a glimpse into the company's vision for how future vehicles will switch between manual and autonomous driving.
Ford Fiesta ST revealed ahead of Geneva debut

New Ford Fiesta ST revealed ahead of Geneva debut

The all-new Ford Fiesta ST has been revealed ahead of its global premiere at the upcoming Geneva motor show, powered by a new 200hp, three-cylinder engine.
Should I buy a pre-registered car? (The Car Expert)

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?
Follow The Car Expert's Ten Golden Rules for Buying a Car

The ten golden rules for buying a car

After much requesting, here are The Car Expert’s Ten Golden Rules on buying a new or used car. Follow these pearls of wisdom and you are will end up with the right car at the right price.
Ford Mustang two-star Euro NCAP rating

Safety experts slam Ford Mustang over poor crash results

The Ford Mustang has drawn heavy criticism from Thatcham Research after scoring the worst crash test rating for a top 10 car brand in nearly a decade.
What to consider before buying a car

What to think about before buying a car

There are about two million people in the UK who are currently thinking about buying a new or used car of some sort. If you're one of them, what sort of things should you really be considering?
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2017 (The Car Expert)

Updates for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has announced a number of minor improvements to its best-selling Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV for 2017.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition rosso 01

Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition announced

Alfa Romeo has unveiled the next model and engine in its new SUV model, with the announcement of the Stelvio First Edition.
Thatcham Research ten safest new cars of 2017

The ten safest new cars of 2017 revealed

The UK's independent car safety experts have put together their list of the ten safest new cars of 2017. We look at all of the top ten choices.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe (The Car Expert)

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe revealed

After numerous online leaks, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupé has been unveiled ahead of its expected debut at the Detroit motor show in January.