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Can I take out car finance for someone else?

Can you take out car finance in your name if the car is for someone else? This is called an accommodation deal, and it causes considerable confusion.

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Can I take out car finance for someone else?

Can you take out car finance in your name if the car is for someone else? This is called an accommodation deal, and it causes considerable confusion.

Driving test change to boost accessibility

Video clips are to replace written scenarios in UK driving tests to make them more accessible.

Personal Contract Purchase: the PCP explained

The PCP (personal contract purchase) is the most popular type of car finance. This guide tells you everything you need to know about PCP car finance.

Britain’s best-selling cars – January 2020

Ford's best-selling models started the year strongly, while a few run-out models did very well too. Have a look at the best-selling cars of January 2020.

Car insurance providers cut coverage for misfuelling drivers

The number of car insurance providers refusing to cover damage caused by drivers putting the wrong fuel in their cars has increased considerably.

Car finance: Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP

Voluntary termination is your legal right to cancel your PCP or HP car finance agreement in certain circumstances. The Car Expert explains how it works.

Our latest Expert Ratings

Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X has been praised for its performance, styling and 'Falcon' wing doors, but it has been criticised for build quality compared to rivals.

SEAT Arona

The SEAT Arona currently has an Expert Rating of 76%, which puts it just behind its Volkswagen cousins but ahead of other class rivals we have analysed.

Skoda Superb

The Skoda Superb has received many outstanding media reviews and awards for its practicality, design and value for money.

Range Rover Velar

The Range Rover Velar has received many good reviews, with praise for its design and comfort. However, it is considered expensive compared to rivals.

Peugeot 208

Media reviews for the Peugeot 208 have been positive, with praise for its design and build quality. However, poor ride and handling have been criticised.

Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 has received very positive media reviews, with particular praise for its interior quality, equipment levels and driving experience.

Expert Ratings

We analyse and aggregate dozens of media reviews for each new car into an overall Expert Rating. Here are the latest cars we've rated.

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Nissan Leaf e+ gets limited entry-level model

Nissan is aiming to make its longer-range Leaf e+ more accessible with a cut-price trim grade.

Land Rover announces pricing for three-door Defender 90

Prices for the three-door Land Rover Defender 90 will start at £40,290, making it almost £5,000 less expensive than the starting price for the larger 110.

Striking new Polestar Precept concept showcases sustainable future

The Polestar Precept concept showcases the firm’s future design direction as well as its commitment to using more sustainable materials.

New DS 9 takes aim at premium saloon segment

DS Automobiles has revealed an all-new saloon called DS 9 for the premium segment, which will sit at the top of its range.

Three in ten car buyers don’t know whether to go petrol, diesel or electric with next car

Almost a third of UK car drivers have no idea whether petrol, diesel, hybrid or electric is the right choice for them...

Updates to Volvo S90 and V90 models

Volvo has revised its range-topping S90 saloon and V90 estate models, with the model sporting a lightly tweaked look and upgraded equipment.

Our latest Expert Reviews

Lexus RC F test drive

The Lexus RC F is very much an old-school machine, with a 5.0-litre V8 engine that is something to behold in an era of turbocharging and electrification.

Peugeot 2008 test drive

There’s much to like about the new Peugeot 2008. It drives well enough, has more than enough equipment and offers a spacious interior for this size of car.

Skoda Superb Estate test drive

This facelift may only bring marginal changes to the Skoda Superb, but with a fresher look and additional kit, it's helped to strengthen it further.

Mazda CX-30 review

The Mazda CX-30 may not be much smaller than a CX-5 or larger than a CX-3, but it's the best of all worlds with stylish looks and impressive quality.

Fiat 500 Hybrid test drive

The Fiat 500 Hybrid (actually a mild hybrid) is smooth and efficient, but it offers limited performance and is little better than the regular petrol model.

Tesla Model 3 test drive

It might not appeal on an emotional level, but the Tesla Model 3 manages to be fast yet serene, packed full of appealing tech and practical to boot.

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