Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. 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.

Interest rate rise fails to slow car finance borrowing

November's rise in interest rates by the Bank of England appears to have done nothing to slow the increase in car finance debt, according to the latest results published by the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA).

Skoda’s new year finance, fuel and scrappage offers

Skoda has announced new PCP finance offers, scrappage and free fuel offers for selected models in its range for the first quarter of 2018.

Nissan ramps up its part-exchange offer

Nissan has extended its part-exchange allowance offer on a number of models until early April, with cash and finance offers on the table.

The ten best-selling cars of 2017

It wasn't quite all doom and gloom for the car industry in 2017. These ten models remained very popular with UK car buyers.

Hyundai expands scrappage offering

Like many other manufacturer announcements this week, Hyundai is extending its scrappage allowance offer until the end of March 2018.

Dacia scrappage scheme on Duster and Sandero

Dacia is continuing its scrappage offer on the Duster SUV, and also providing an allowance for Sandero models until the end of March.

Audi announces scrappage extension

Following on from Volkswagen's announcement that it will extend its scrappage allowance scheme until March 2018, sister brand Audi has made a similar extension to its programme.

Vauxhall’s new year sale

Vauxhall has announced details of its January sale, with savings of up to 20% on selected new vehicles from Boxing Day until 15 January 2018.

Toyota extends scrappage scheme

Toyota has announced that it is extending its scrappage scheme offer until the end of January.

Volkswagen extends scrappage scheme offer into 2018

Volkswagen has announced that it will extend its scrappage part-exchange offer for any new orders taken on selected models until 2 April 2018.

Zero-star Fiat shows the progress of safety standards

This week's shock result of the Fiat Punto being given a zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating highlights how much safer new cars have become in recent years.

Car finance debt still on track for record despite sales slide

Car finance records for the first ten months of 2017 show that the sector is still on track for record lending this year despite falling new car sales.

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