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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 were 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.

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.

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

New Toyota Yaris goes on sale

The fourth-generation Toyota Yaris has now gone on sale in the UK and it’s available with a 0% APR finance deal.

Kia reveals updated Stonic with mild hybrid power

Kia has announced a range of upgrades to the Stonic crossover, with the key update being the introduction of a mild-hybrid powertrain.

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?

Ferrari Roma test drive

The Ferrari Roma outclasses rivals left, right and centre, and serves to show just what Ferrari can do when it is on tip-top form.

High Court rejects Volkswagen appeal over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has lost an appeal in a landmark High Court ruling on the Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal. # Volkswagen #VW #Dieselgate

Mini Electric

The Mini Electric has been praised for the way it drives, but criticised for its poor range compared to similarly-priced electric cars.

A brief history of The Car Expert

2020 – ranked 4th most influential UK automotive blog by Vuelio
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.