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Who’s on The Car Expert team?

The Car Expert provides you with award-winning independent, impartial advice to help you with buying a new or used car. We also publish news and information from across the automotive world.

When you are looking for a new or used car, our site is your best independent resource to help you choose the best car for your needs and get it for the best possible price.

Over 160,000 people per month now visit The Car Expert for car finance and buying advice, and we welcomed our six millionth visitor in August 2018. We were awarded ‘Best Automotive Blog’ at the 2017 UK Blog Awards, after being highly commended in 2016.

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Editorial Director: Stuart Masson

Stuart founded The Car Expert in 2011. 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. You'll often hear him popping up on BBC Radio 4 or other stations with car buying advice.

Managing Director: John Blauth

John is Vice-President of the Guild of Motoring Writers, with over 40 years’ experience in automotive media. He has previously been Motoring Editor for the Daily Express, Editor for Company Car and Business Editor for Motor Transport, among many other roles.

News & road test editor: Andrew Charman

Andrew is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has had senior writing and editing roles at many magazines, including Car & Van News, Fast Car, Top Car, Super Touring (which he founded), Touring Car Worldwide, Classics, Retro and Carbuyer. His website is at www.andrewcharman.co.uk

Latest articles

Vauxhall Corsa GSi review

While an adequate warm hatch, it offers no price advantage suffers from a significant performance disadvantage against the Ford Fiesta ST.

Parking firm trials plastic bottle payment

Parking firm CitiPark is offering customers the chance to trade in waste plastic bottles in exchange for parking vouchers.

Twin test: Volkswagen Up! vs. Kia Picanto

We’re testing out two key city car competitors, the Volkswagen Up! and the Kia Picanto, to see which one is the best urban runabout.

MPs urge faster ban of petrol and diesel cars

A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans should be brought forward eight years to drive the take-up of electric vehicles, MPs have said.

Renault simplifies trim levels on Scenic and Koleos

Renault has restructured its line-up for the Scenic, Grand Scenic and Koleos models, with fewer choices but improved overall specifications.

Toyota Prius tops the poll in the Honest John Satisfaction Index 2018

(press release) It’s easy to claim that a car “ticks all the boxes,” but that’s exactly what the Toyota Prius has achieved.

A brief history of The Car Expert

2018 – ranked 4th most influential UK automotive blog by Vuelio
2017 – WINNER, Best Automotive Blog, National UK Blog Awards 2017
2017 – ranked 3rd most influential UK automotive blog by Vuelio
2016 – ranked 68th in the Best 100 Car Blogs on the Planet by Feedspot
2016 – ranked 3rd most influential UK automotive blog by Vuelio (formerly Cision)

2016The Car Expert takes over Car & Van News
2016 – Shortlisted, Automotive Blog Award, Newspress Awards 2016
2016 – Finalist (highly commended), Best Automotive Blog, National UK Blog Awards 2016
2015 – starred in car finance video series for NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland
2015 – ranked 3rd most influential UK automotive blog by Cision.com
2015 – Nominated, Rising Star Award, AA Car Blog Awards 2015

2015 – Finalist, Best Automotive Blog, National UK Blog Awards 2015
2014 – ranked 3rd most influential UK automotive blog by Cision.com
2014 – Finalist, Best Automotive Blog, National UK Blog Awards 2014
2013 – ranked 2nd most influential UK automotive blog by Cision.com
2012 – expert author, Watch My Wallet
2011 – founded

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The Car Expert provides award-winning car finance and car buying advice, car reviews and the latest automotive news.

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