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Meet the team behind The Car Expert
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 150,000 people per month now visit The Car Expert for car finance and buying advice, and we welcomed our seven millionth visitor in August 2018.
We were awarded ‘Best Automotive Blog’ at the 2017 UK Blog Awards, after being highly commended in 2016, and we are a finalist in the 2019 Vuelio Online Influence Awards.

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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 the BBC or other media outlets with car buying advice.

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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.

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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

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Latest articles

Calls made for zero tolerance on drink-driving

Calls are being made for a zero-tolerance policy towards drink-driving as a recent study confirmed that alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in the UK.

2020 Volkswagen Golf test drive

The outgoing Volkswagen Golf was still a near-class-leading model after seven years on sale, but the new 2020 model is a big leap forward again.

Mercedes-Benz unveils second-generation GLA

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its latest GLA — the second generation of the A-Class-based crossover model.

Election nerves keep customers away from showrooms in November

Private new car sales were down by 6% in November compared to the same month last year, with the general election predictably causing havoc for retailers.

Vauxhall Insignia updated for 2020

Vauxhall has revealed the first look at its facelifted Vauxhall Insignia, which is now only available in a liftback body style.

What can we expect from the Fiat-Peugeot merger?

By creating the fourth-largest car group in the world, the proposed merger between FCA and PSA will see a new powerhouse in the automotive industry.

A brief history of The Car Expert

2019 – finalist, Vuelio Online Influence Awards
2019 
– ranked 4th most influential UK automotive blog by Vuelio
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

2016The Car Expert takes over Car & Van News
2016 – ranked 3rd most influential UK automotive blog by Vuelio (formerly Cision)
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 – Finalist, Best Automotive Blog, National UK Blog Awards 2015
2015– Nominated, Rising Star Award, AA Car 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

Award-winning consumer advice

The Car Expert provides award-winning advice on every aspect of buying and owning a car, plus our exclusive Expert Rating aggregator for new cars, as well as new car reviews and the latest automotive news.