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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.

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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.

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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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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

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Latest articles

Bentley Bentayga

The Bentley Bentayga has received good scores from the media sources we currently track but still lags behind its principal rival, the Range Rover.

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SsangYong Tivoli

The SsangYong Tivoli range has received mixed media reviews, ranging from poor to above average. The bigger XLV tends to score better than the regular Tivoli.

Porsche Cayenne gains plug-in hybrid flagship

A high-performance plug-in hybrid version of the Porsche Cayenne SUV will expand the German brand's portfolio of electrified models.

Jaguar XE test drive

The Jaguar XE has undergone a mid-life revamp that ticks boxes on all fronts. Jaguar has clearly listened to complaints and set out to answer its critics.

Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto has received an unusually broad variation of media review scores, ranging from "Best City Car" awards to "Don't Buy" recommendations.

A brief history of The Car Expert

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
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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