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.
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.
Ferrari J50 limited edition model (The Car Expert)

New Ferrari J50 unveiled in Tokyo

Ferrari has stunned the automotive world with a sensational new limited-edition model called the Ferrari J50, unveiled today in Tokyo.
Win a Porsche 911 flat-six engine kit thanks to The Car Expert

WIN a Porsche 911 engine!*

We have a fantastic prize to give away to motoring fans who love classic cars, and just in time for Christmas. It's a 1:4 scale Porsche 911 flat-six engine set!
The car dealership experience is not a lot of fun for most people

Why does buying a car have to be so unfriendly?

If you’ve ever walked into a car showroom, you'll know that buying a car is quite different from shopping in any other retail environment #AskTCE
McLaren M23 – Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016

Goodwood announces 2017 dates

Goodwood Motor Sport has announced provisional 2017 dates for its two flagship motorsport events, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival.
Car finance glossary (The Car Expert) 2016

Car finance glossary

The Car Expert has put together this comprehensive glossary of car finance terms to help you understand exactly what all the jargon means.
Christmas new and used car bargains for clever car buyers

Christmas bargains for clever car buyers

As another year draws to a close, car dealers start looking at their sales numbers and many of them will be getting quite nervous. If you are in the market to buy a car, you are in a strong position to get a deal on your perfect new set of wheels this Christmas.
Diesel car exhaust

Has the High Court killed diesel cars in the UK?

This week's high court ruling that the government's air pollution policies are inadequate could have major ramifications for the UK automotive landscape.