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.
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

UPDATED: 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.
Nissan Versa vs Nissan Tsuru in a car-to-car crash test arranged by Global NCAP

Nissan cancels zero-star car after graphic crash test

Amid ongoing publicity about poor safety standards provided by car makers for vehicles sold in developing countries, Nissan has announced it will cease production of its "zero-star" Tsuru model in six months' time.
Nissan Sunderland production line

Nissan commits to UK manufacturing in Sunderland

Nissan has today committed to its car manufacturing operation in the UK, announcing that the next-generation Qashqai and X-Trail models will be built at its Sunderland factory.
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S saloon

New Mercedes-AMG E 63 powers in

Mercedes-AMG has revealed its take on the new E-Class with the E 63 and E 63 S models, which will be offered with all-wheel drive in right-hand drive markets for the first time when it goes on sale in early 2017.
Fiat Tipo Euro NCAP crash test

Thatcham slams Fiat Tipo Euro NCAP result

UK safety research experts Thatcham Research have described the Fiat Tipo's three-star performance in recent Euro NCAP crash tests as "disappointing".
Ford Edge Vignale

Ford expands Vignale range to Kuga and Edge SUVs

Ford is continuing to roll out its luxury Vignale specification models across the range, with the Edge and Kuga SUVs being the latest vehicles to receive the upmarket treatment.
Ford Kuga Titanium

Ford Kuga gets major update

Ford has given its Kuga crossover model a significant facelift, with updates to styling, engines, safety systems and infotainment among the highlights.
Autonomous car with Harman technology

British drivers still uncomfortable with autonomous vehicles

More than half of British drivers are not comfortable with the idea of autonomous cars, according to new research by the London School of Economics.
Road tax disc DVLA UK

What happens to the road tax when you sell your car?

The rules for paying road tax when buying or selling a car changed two years ago, yet it still causes confusion and has potentially cost the UK hundreds of millions of pounds.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Juro 01

Special edition Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Juro

Mitsubishi has launched a special edition of its big-selling Outlander PHEV called the Juro, as it celebrates a milestone in plug-in hybrid sales.
New BMW 5 Series saloon 01

New BMW 5 Series saloon revealed

BMW has officially revealed its seventh-generation 5 series saloon today, mixing evolutionary design with technology borrowed from the flagship 7 Series range.