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Our all-new and unique Expert Rating system analyses new cars based on dozens of UK media reviews to give you the best possible car buying advice. Check it out now!

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.
Mercedes-Benz used cars at a dealership

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Based on all the questions about PCP finance we have received here over the last few years, we've listed our Top 10 PCP myths – and then busted them.
Peugeot 308 (2014 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Peugeot 308

72 %
The Peugeot 308 has received generally good reviews from the UK motoring media, although the interior ergonomics and dashboard layout have divided critics.
Volvo XC90 Armoured (heavy) | The Car Expert

Volvo XC90 Armoured suits up for security work

Volvo has armed selected XC90 and XC60 models for high-risk security jobs with its new Armoured range.
Audi e-tron (2019 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Audi e-tron

82 %
The Audi e-tron has received positive reviews from the UK media, with strong praise for its smooth and quiet drivetrain, practicality and overall refinement.
BMW X3 (2017 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

BMW X3

81 %
The BMW X3 has received consistently positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with particular praise for its driving dynamics and high-quality interior.
What does Full Service History mean? | The Car Expert

Explained: What does “Full Service History” mean?

If you’ve ever bought a used car, you’ve probably heard the term 'full service history' (FSH). But what does it actually mean? And is it worth paying extra for?

Mercedes-AMG A 35

76 %
The Mercedes-AMG A 35 has received good reviews from the UK media, with praise for its performance and interior, but criticism for a lack of driver engagement.
Jaguar I-Pace recall June 2019 | The Car Expert

Jaguar issues I-Pace recall over potential brake issue

Jaguar has announced a worldwide recall of its all-electric I-Pace SUV over potential braking issues. It affects cars made...
Hedgehog road sign | The Car Expert

New road sign launched to help protect small mammals

A new road sign is being introduced across the UK to warn drivers of small animals on the road.
Smart motorway red X sign | The Car Expert

Motorway red ‘X’ signs now being enforced by cameras

Drivers now face an automatic penalty by camera if they ignore red ‘X’ signs for closed lanes on smart motorways.
Alpine A110S 2019 | The Car Expert

Alpine A110S gets more power and better handling

French brand Alpine – the sports car sub-brand owned by Renault – has revealed the Alpine A110S, a more powerful and better-handling version...
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2019 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Toyota RAV4

73 %
The Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid has received generally good, if not great, reviews from the UK automotive media and ranks several points behind the best in its class.
The Ford Focus was the second-best-selling car in the UK in May 2019

Britain’s best-selling cars – May 2019

Despite the overall results being disappointing, some cars are still flying out of new car showrooms. Here are the ten best-selling cars for May 2019.
Nissan Juke (2010 - 2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Nissan Juke

60 %
The ageing Nissan Juke struggles against newer rivals. It has been praised for its low price, but criticised for its poor quality and outdated safety systems.
Vauxhall Grandland X (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Vauxhall Grandland X

69 %
The Vauxhall Grandland X has received average to good reviews from the UK media, with praise for its family-friendly practicality and safety features.
Kia Niro recalled due to overheating risk | The Car Expert

Kia recalls 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models

Kia has issued a voluntary recall of more than 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles because of a fire risk in an electrical relay.
2019 BMW 1 Series unveiled | The Car Expert

All-new BMW 1 Series revealed

BMW has pulled the covers off its eagerly-awaited new 1 Series hatchback – the third-generation version of the German firm’s best-selling model in the UK.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan (2018) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

79 %
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan has received positive scores from the UK media, with praise for its comfort and quality but criticism for its poor cabin proportions.
Land Rover Discovery Sport updated with mile hybrid tech | The Car Expert

Land Rover Discovery Sport updated with hybrid tech and new interior

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has been given a major overhaul with a range of new petrol-electric hybrid powertrains and an updated interior.
Motorists have been warned about buying used tyres | The Car Expert

Motorists warned about buying used tyres

Motorists may be putting lives at risk buying used tyres, councils have warned, as an investigation found nearly half of part-worn tyres examined to be unsafe.
MG ZS EV electric vehicle | The Car Expert

Electric MG ZS EV showcased at London Motor Show

MG’s first-ever electric car, the ZS EV, has been officially unveiled to the public at this week's London Motor and Tech Show.
Rejecting a car under the Consumer Rights Act | The Car Expert

Rejecting a car – your consumer rights

Have you bought a new or used car that is faulty or not fit for purpose? Read The Car Expert's comprehensive guide to your consumer rights when rejecting a car.
Lexus UX (2019) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Lexus UX

67 %
The Lexus UX has received average to good scores from the UK media, with praise for its urban fuel economy and urban driving dynamics.
MG ZS (2017 ) - ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

MG ZS

55 %
The MG ZS has received generally poor reviews from the UK media, and currently has the lowest Expert Rating of any car we have collected data on so far.
Maserati has used V8 petrol Ferrari engines for years | The Car Expert

Maserati to stop using Ferrari engines

Maserati is ceasing its supply of Ferrari engines once the current supply contract with its former sister brand expires in 2020 or 2021.

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Bentley Bentayga (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Bentley Bentayga

77 %
The Bentley Bentayga has received good scores from the media sources we currently track but still lags behind its principal rival, the Range Rover.
Jaguar XE 2020 pan The Car Expert

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