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What are your options at the end of a PCP?

Many car buyers are confused about what their choices at the end of a PCP car finance agreement. We explain your options to help you make the best choice.

Audi and Suzuki dealers lead the way for customer service

The annual J.D. Power Customer Service Index has been published today, which rates customer satisfaction with their service experience at a franchised dealership.

Range Rover Evoque takes five-star safety honours

The new Range Rover Evoque has earned a top five-star rating from safety body Euro NCAP.

Explained: London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone

A new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into force in central London. We take a look at everything you need to know about the new zone.

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.

All new cars from 2022 to be fitted with speed limiters

New cars sold in the UK from 2022 are set to have devices fitted to stop the driver breaking the speed limit.

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

One of the big problems in car finance is negative equity, and it can get you into financial trouble. But what is negative equity and why is it a problem?

The UK's ten best-selling cars

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is a small supermini-class hatchback, available in both three- and five-door body styles. It has been the best-selling car...

Vauxhall Corsa

All the key Vauxhall Corsa news, reviews, safety and eco ratings from across the UK automotive media, brought to you by The Car Expert.

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is a medium-sized family hatchback, available in three- and five-door body styles. Over more than 40 years, the Golf...

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has received many good reviews and awards from the UK media, and has been praised for its comfort, refinement and safety systems.

Nissan Qashqai

All the key Nissan Qashqai news, reviews, safety and eco ratings from across the UK automotive media, brought to you by The Car Expert.

Ford Focus

The Focus has received good scores compared to its rivals from most UK media sources, along with several awards. It has been widely praised for its driving dynamics and safety kit.

Mini hatch

The Mini gets generally good to very good reviews from the UK media, with praise for its driving dynamics. However, it's criticised for being too kitsch.

Volkswagen Polo

All the key Volkswagen Polo news, reviews, safety and eco ratings from across the UK automotive media, brought to you by The Car Expert.

BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series received mostly good to very good scores from the UK media, especially for the high-performance M140i model. Reviewers generally praised the car's driving dynamics, but criticised the lack of interior and boot space.

Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris has generally received average to good scores from most UK media sources, with the hybrid power unit being better regarded than the regular petrol versions.

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New car reviews

Mercedes-Benz CLA test drive

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is handsome, good to drive and packed with kit, but if you're after practicality you'd be better waiting for the estate version.

Skoda Scala test drive

The Skoda Scala is everything you'd expect. It’s good to look at, hugely practical and comfortable, yet the brand’s core principle of value remains.

Audi e-tron test drive

Audi’s hotly-anticipated entry into the EV market is here, and the Audi e-tron brings with it a seamless blend of quality and electric power.

Honda HR-V Sport test drive

The Honda HR-V Sport is a seriously fun and genuinely interesting small SUV, although the price is a hefty jump over other HR-V models in the range.

News

Kia ‘Everything Car’ set to evolve into next Niro

Kia describes the HabaNiro, unveiled at the New York Auto Show, as its 'Everything Car', but the electric concept is seen as a pointer to the next Niro.

Jaguar I-Pace completes set with World Car of the Year title

The Jaguar I-Pace has swept the international automotive industry's major awards, adding the World Car of the Year prize to its European...

Shanghai debut for first Aston Martin electric car

The Aston Martin Rapide E has been unveiled at the Shanghai motor show – the first all-electric car from the brand and limited to only 155 examples.

Teaser images point to next Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley has released teaser images confirming that a third generation of the Flying Spur grand tourer is on the way.

Hyundai hints at Venue, its smallest SUV yet

Hyundai has revealed the first sketches of the Venue, an upcoming SUV that is set to become the smallest in the Korean brand's range.

Industry news

Only 0.5 per cent of cars on UK roads are ultra-low emission

Only one in every 200 vehicles on UK roads emit ultra low levels of carbon, according to newly released figures from the Department of Transport.

New car sales slip in March

New car registrations fell by 3% in March, traditionally one of the biggest months of the year, according to the latest results published this morning.

Suzuki hybrid to be built in Toyota’s UK plant

Toyota is joining forces with Suzuki to build a hybrid car for the fellow Japanese brand at its factory in Derbyshire.

Private car buyers lift new car market in February

New car sales rose slightly in February, thanks to strong growth from private new car buyers, while fleet registrations slipped slightly.

Volvo to limit top speed on all new cars

Volvo Cars has used this week's Geneva motor show to announce that it will limit the top speed of its new cars at 180km/h (112mph) from next year.

Five-star safety ratings for Mercedes, Honda and SEAT

Three of the latest new SUVs have all achieved a five-star safety rating from crash testing organisation Euro NCAP.

Car finance report 2018: record debt for new and used cars

Despite private new car sales falling more than 6% in 2018, it was yet another record-breaking year for car finance borrowing for both new and used cars.

New car buyers defy Brexit gloom in January

Private new car sales were up by 3% in January, confounding expert predictions that buyers were staying away from showrooms due to uncertainty over Brexit.

Best of British

Infiniti Q30

The Infiniti Q30 has received mixed scores from the UK motoring media, with praise for being an improvement on the Mercedes A-Class upon which it's based.

Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley Continental GT has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from good to outstanding, with particular praise for its improved driving dynamics and luxurious cabin.

Mulliner appeal for Bentley Bentayga SUV

Bentley has unveiled a Design Series limited edition version of its V8-powered Bentayga SUV, with elements added from the Mulliner customisation arm.

Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque has received consistently good reviews from the UK media, with particular praise for its comfort and safety assist technology. The main criticisms have mainly been directed at its evolutionary styling.

Range Rover Evoque review

Land Rover has played with its best-seller just enough to ensure it is a credible threat to all the new rivals, without losing the basics that made the first Evoque such a success.

New Bentley Continental GT V8 revealed

Bentley has revealed the latest V8 variant of its Continental GT and GT Convertible, which will go on sale alongside the W12 version launched last year.

The best used V6 cars for under £10,000

The V6 engine has featured in all manner of cars over the years, but which are the ones can you now buy for under £10,000?

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.

Is the Geneva show the best of a dying breed?

There were some big-name absentees from Geneva this year as automotive manufacturers increasingly fall out of love with motor shows.

Financial watchdog to crack down on rip-off car dealers

Car dealers are ripping off buyers on their car finance by more than £1,000 to pocket higher commissions, Britain’s financial watchdog has found.

How does the UK number plate system work?

Many people find the British number plate system bewildering. The Car Expert explains how it all works and what all the letters and numbers really mean.

What’s an electric car like to drive?

More people than ever are considering a switch from fossil fuels to electricity for their next car. But what is an electric car actually like to drive and live with?

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