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Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson
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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive 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.
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Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?
Citroën C3 (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Citroën C3

72 %
The Citroën C3 is a small supermini-class five-door hatchback. The current model was launched in the summer of 2016 before going on...
2019 Mini Clubman Cooper S new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Mini Clubman

74 %
The Mini Clubman has received generally positive scores from the UK motoring media, with fairly similar scoring for the Top-spec JCW model.
2020 Land Rover 110 launched | The Car Expert

All-new Land Rover Defender makes its debut

After years of concepts, rumours, teaser images and countless leaks, Land Rover has at last revealed the all-new Defender.
Tesla Model 3 is due to arrive in the UK in 2019 | The Car Expert

Britain’s best-selling cars – August 2019

Some familiar names and one very new face made up the top ten new car registration chart in August.
Volkswagen T-Roc (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Volkswagen T-Roc

79 %
The Volkswagen T-Roc has received generally positive media reviews, with an overall Expert Rating that is very competitive in its market segment.
Smart 2020 range goes all-electric | The Car Expert

Smart goes EV-only in range overhaul

Smart has revealed its new look line-up ahead of next week's Frankfurt motor show, as the firm makes the switch to only offering electric vehicles.
Tesla Model 3 has an impressive first month on sale in the UK | The Car Expert

New car registrations fall slightly in August

Private new car sales were down by less than 2% in August, which was a better result than recent months according to the latest figures published today.
Renault Clio (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Renault Clio

79 %
The initial reviews for the new Renault Clio have been broadly positive, with particular praise for its refinement and high-quality interior.
SsangYong Korando gets a five-star Euro NCAP safety score | The Car Expert

Seven stars in latest round of crash tests

Independent car safety regulator Euro NCAP has revealed that seven new cars have taken a top five-star rating in its latest round...
Porsche Taycan Turbo S - front | The Car Expert

All-electric, 760hp Porsche Taycan revealed

After what seems an eternity of previews, Porsche has revealed its all-electric Porsche Taycan in all its glory ahead of next week's Frankfurt motor show.
SEAT Ibiza (2018) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

SEAT Ibiza

83 %
The SEAT Ibiza is a small, supermini-class hatchback. The current model arrived in the UK in the summer of 2017 and shares...
Lotus Elise range (2010 - ) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Lotus Elise

80 %
The Lotus Elise is a lightweight, mid-engined, two-seat roadster. The current model is known as the Series 3 and has been in...
Car servicing requirements when you have a PCP

Do I have to service my car with the dealer if I have a...

The popularity of PCP car finance has allowed car manufacturers to be sneaky in forcing you to have your car serviced by their dealers.
Skoda Octavia hatchback (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Skoda Octavia

83 %
The Skoda Octavia has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, and has received numerous awards over the last six years.
Land Rover Discovery 5 (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Land Rover Discovery

82 %
The Land Rover Discovery has received a broad range of media reviews ranging from poor to outstanding, with particular praise for its off-road ability.
Hyundai Santa Fe (2018) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Hyundai Santa Fe

77 %
The Hyundai Santa Fe has received good to very good media reviews, and its overall Expert Rating is very competitive in the large SUV sector.
Jeep Renegade Night Eagle | The Car Expert

Night Eagle trim revealed for Jeep Renegade and Compass

Jeep has brought a darker side to its Renegade and Compass ranges with new Night Eagle grades.
heycar is a joint venture between Volkswagen Financial Services and Daimler Mobility

Can heycar change the used car market?

Heycar has launched its used car classifieds website this month, entering a crowded marketplace. This one, however, seems to have friends in high places.
Peugeot 5008 (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Peugeot 5008

80 %
The Peugeot 5008 has earned similar praise to the smaller 3008. Comfort and driving dynamics have both been praised, while Peugeot's i-Cockpit splits opinion.
Volvo S60 T8 R-Design Plus | The Car Expert

Volvo S60 range bolstered with plug-in hybrid powertrain

Volvo has broadened the appeal of its S60 range, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain now available alongside a range-topping specification.
Lamborghini Huracan (2014 onwards) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Lamborghini Huracán

83 %
The Lamborghini Huracán range has received very good media reviews, although not quite to the same level as its main rivals, the Ferrari 488 and McLaren 720S.
Dacia Duster TCe 100 | The Car Expert

Dacia Duster gets new entry-level engine

The Dacia Duster SUV range has been bolstered by a new entry-level petrol engine, although the good news is tempered by a £1,000 price rise.
Nissan Leaf (2018 onwards) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Nissan Leaf

78 %
The latest Nissan Leaf has received consistently good scores from the UK motoring media, although it has few electric family car rivals to measure against.
Toyota GT86 with 69-series number plate | The Car Expert

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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.

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