Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson
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.
Volkswagen Passat (2015 – ) Expert Ratings | The Car Expert

Volkswagen Passat

79 %
The Volkswagen Passat range has received generally positive media reviews, with particular praise for its refinement, comfort and space.
Alfa Romeo 4C gets the axe | The Car Expert

Alfa Romeo 4C gets the axe

The Alfa Romeo 4C sports car is reported to have been cut from production, with the car deleted from the company's website in recent days.
Ford Fiesta Trend – side view

Britain’s best-selling cars – October 2019

Order was restored at the top of the sales charts in October, SUVs looked pretty popular and a surprise new entrant made its debut in the top ten this month.
Porsche Panamera GTS review | The Car Expert

Porsche Panamera GTS test drive

For a sports car that can do it all, the Porsche Panamera GTS might just be the one to go for – as long as you’re willing to stump up its steep price.
New car sales data | The Car Expert

October new car sales suffer setback

Private new car sales fell by more than 13% during October according to industry results published today, as customers stayed away from showrooms.
Car finance: the PCP early upgrade myth

Car finance: the early upgrade myth

Have you had a call from the car dealer with the "good news" that you are eligible for an early upgrade on your PCP? It may be good news for the dealer, but not necessarily for you.
Ford Mondeo (2015 - present) Expert Ratings | The Car Expert

Ford Mondeo

72 %
The Ford Mondeo has received praise for its comfort and refinement. However, it has been criticised for its interior quality and infotainment systems.
Mitsubishi Shogun Sport review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

49 %
The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport has received generally poor media reviews and is currently the the lowest-rated car analysed by our Expert Ratings aggregator.
FCA-PSA merger | The Car Expert

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group to merge

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group have announced plans to merge, creating the world’s fourth-largest car company, but what will it mean for Vauxhall?
Toyota C-HR (2016 - present) | Expert Ratings | The Car Expert

Toyota C-HR

76 %
The Toyota C-HR has received broadly positive media reviews, with our aggregated Expert Rating putting it near the top of the heap in a competitive market.
Storing your classic car over winter | The Car Expert

How to store a classic car for winter

As winter descends upon us, it’s a good idea to shield a classic car away from the elements. So what steps should you take to protect your pride and joy?
Bristol is proposing to ban diesel vehicles | The Car Expert

Bristol moves to ban diesel vehicles

Under proposals by Bristol City Council, diesel vehicles will be prohibited from entering a central area of the city between 7am and 3pm every day.

Updated Mitsubishi Outlander gets more efficient petrol option

Mitsubishi has given the Outlander SUV an update for 2020, bringing improved on-board technology and a lower emissions figure for the petrol model.
Smart motorways are too complicated, admists Highways England

Highways England admits smart motorways are too confusing

Smart motorways with a hard shoulder that is only used at busy times are “too complicated for people to use”, the boss...
Dacia Logan MCV (2013 - ) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Dacia Logan MCV

62 %
The Dacia Logan has received generally positive media reviews, with praise for its value for money and load space but criticism for a lack of refinement.
The car industry needs to be more honest when selling car finance

New car finance rules set to save customers millions

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced stricter new car finance rules, which it says will save car buyers of the UK £165 million each year.
PCP car finance quotation confusion

How to understand a PCP car finance quote

Thousands of people look at a PCP car finance quote and are hopelessly confused by all the different numbers. Cut through the confusion with this guide.
Fiat Panda (2012 - present) new car Expert Rating | The Car Expert

Fiat Panda

69 %
Despite its poor safety record, the Fiat Panda continues to receive mostly positive media reviews, although the scores have tended to decline over time.
BMW 3 Series Euro NCAP crash test | The Car Expert

Five-star safety for latest BMWs

The latest BMW 1 Series and 3 Series models have been awarded five-star safety ratings by Euro NCAP, while the Peugeot 208 and Jeep Cherokee scored four stars.
Vauxhall Corsa - the country's best-selling car in September 2019 | The Car Expert

Britain’s best-selling cars – September 2019

March and September usually bring big shifts to the new car registration results, and last month was no different. We take a look at the ten best sellers.
Jaguar XF (2015 onwards ) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Jaguar XF

79 %
The Jaguar XF is a large executive saloon and estate model, and is currently the largest saloon in the Jaguar range after...
Polestar 2 pricing confirmed | The Car Expert

All-electric Polestar 2 pricing confirmed

Prices for the upcoming all-electric Polestar 2 have been confirmed ahead of the car entering production early next year.
Vauxhall Corsa was the UK's best-selling car in September 2019 | The Car Expert

Vauxhall Corsa tops the sales charts in September

New car registrations showed a small increase in September, with the Vauxhall Corsa dethroning the Ford Fiesta from the top of the sales charts.
Suzuki Ignis – UK new car reviews and ratings | The Car Expert

Suzuki Ignis

70 %
The Suzuki Ignis has received mostly positive media reviews. However, it was also rated "Don't Buy" by Which? due to its poor three-star safety rating.
Mazda CX-3 new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Mazda CX-3

75 %
The Mazda CX-3 has earned generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating that is one of the highest in its class.

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2020 Skoda Octavia revealed | The Car Expert

All-new Skoda Octavia revealed

Skoda has revealed its all-new Octavia, with hybrid technology and a new look for the model debuting.
Vauxhall Astra test drive 2019 | The Car Expert

Vauxhall Astra test drive