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 petrol retailers look to introduce Uber-style surge pricing

Petrol stations to adopt Uber-style surge pricing?

UK petrol stations will introduce demand-based surge pricing within months, similar to the model used by taxi company Uber, according to media reports.
Kia Stonic unveiled (The Car Expert)

Kia Stonic crossover unveiled

The new Kia Stonic is the company's entry into the highly competitive compact crossover market. But how will it stack up against the Nissan Juke and others?
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Steve McQueen in Le Mans – the graphic novel

"Steve McQueen in Le Mans" is a stunning new graphic novel interpretation of the cult racing movie, released with the blessing of McQueen's estate.
Suzuki new Swift PCP finance offer June 2017

Suzuki announces finance and loyalty offers on new Swift

Suzuki has announced new personal finance and loyalty offers to support the launch of the all-new Swift range, which went on sale in the UK this week.
Car finance borrowing results for April 2017

Volumes down but values up for car finance borrowing

Latest car finance results show that buyers continue to borrow more money on their cars, although the number of loan agreements fell in line with car sales.
MG MG3 low deposit finance offer (The Car Expert)

MG offers 0% finance on MG3 range

MG Motor UK is currently offering 0% finance on selected finance agreements for the MG3 range until the end of June.
Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R

Final edition Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R to launch at Goodwood

The end is approaching for the Vauxhall VXR8, and a final edition of the super-saloon known as the VXR8 GTS-R will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Array of electric vehicles

Diesel sales slump dramatically in May

There has been a significant fall in the registrations of new diesel cars during May, down 20% on last year. Is this the beginning of the end for diesel?
Jaguar XF S | car reviews 2017 (The Car Expert)

Jaguar XF S review

The Jaguar XF S, with its supercharged V6 engine, is a worthy competitor in a very tough market. It's not perfect, but it is a fine car.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles moves into personal contract hire market

Fiat brands move into personal contract hire market

Fiat's finance arm has begun offering personal contract hire (PCH) packages on selected Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep models from its dealerships.
The Bank of England has opened an investigation into the car finance sector

Why the Bank of England is looking into the car finance market

Why has the Bank of England recently decided to open an investigation into the UK car finance market, and what is it looking for?
Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium petrol engine production

Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre

The UK's newest engine factory is the Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre, a £1 billion facility that builds JLR's latest Ingenium engines.

PCP car finance debate highlights widespread media confusion

With all the noise about PCP car finance in the media, it's amazing to see how many major media institutions fundamentally misunderstand how a PCP works.
PCP car finance in crisis? (The Car Expert)

Is the sky really about to fall in for PCP car finance?

The media is reporting that tougher rules on selling PCP car finance could be disastrous for the car industry, but what would it mean for car buyers?
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.