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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.
Honda HR-V (2015 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Honda HR-V

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The Honda HR-V has received fairly average from the UK media, with our overall Expert Rating currently ranking it in the middle of the small SUV field.
Volvo XC60 (2017) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Volvo XC60

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The Volvo XC60 has received good to very good reviews from the UK media and has won many awards since it was launched, including the 2018 World Car of the Year.
Citroën C3 Aircross (2019) - new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Citroën C3 Aircross

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The Citroën C3 Aircross has received modest reviews from the UK media, with praise for its versatility and individuality but criticism for a lack of refinement.
Renault Megane RS (2018 - ) new car ratings and reviews

Renault Megane RS

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The Renault Megane RS has received very good scores from the UK media, with the top-spec 300hp models generally receiving better ratings than the 280hp model.
Skoda Scala (2019) new car ratings and reviews, safety rating and news

Skoda Scala

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The Scala has received generally positive scores from the UK media, but the level of enthusiasm has varied from mildly disinterested to wildly enthusiastic.
Zero emissions badge | The Car Expert

Electric cars to be exempt from company car tax

Businesses looking to add electric vehicles to their fleets are set for a boost next year — with electric cars set to be exempt from company car tax in 2020.
Mini Electric | The Car Expert

New Mini Electric launched at Oxford factory

The Mini Electric, the company's first fully-electric model, has been unveiled at the car-maker’s Oxford factory.
Range Rover (2013 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Range Rover

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The Range Rover has received generally glowing scores from the UK media, with praise for its ability to combine off-road ability, practicality and opulence.
SEAT Tarraco (2019 - present) new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

SEAT Tarraco

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The SEAT Tarraco has received consistently good scores from the UK media, with particular praise for its practicality, spaciousness and value for money.
Vauxhall Corsa Griffin

Britain’s best-selling cars – June 2019

June was a hot month for hatches, with nine of the top ten models being hatchbacks. Here are the ten best-selling cars in the UK for June 2019.
Hyundai i30 (2017 - present) - new car ratings and reviews | The Car Expert

Hyundai i30

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The Hyundai i30 has received average to good reviews from the UK motoring media, and ranks right in the middle of the midfield for this sector.
2020 Vauxhall Astra hatchback facelift | The Car Expert

Refreshed Vauxhall Astra gets new engines and eco-friendly updates

The Vauxhall Astra has been given a mid-life refresh, with a raft of new engines, minor styling tweaks and eco-focused changes.
Ford scrappage scheme 2019 | The Car Expert

Ford launches new scrappage scheme

Ford has announced that it is introducing a new scrappage scheme to help boost sales, offering customers £2,000 towards selected new models.
Renault dealership | The Car Expert

New car sales down 5% in June

Private new car sales fell nearly 5% in June, according to the latest registration data published today. In comparison, fleet registrations were down by 2.5%.
The car industry needs to be more honest when selling car finance

The car industry needs to be more honest when selling car finance

A story on BBC News has highlighted the public's lack of understanding when it comes to PCP car finance, as well as the futility of debating it on social media.
Mercedes-Benz used cars at a dealership

Car finance: Top 10 PCP myths busted

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Mazda MX-30 revealed at 2019 Tokyo motor show

Mazda shows off its first electric car

Mazda has revealed its first all-electric car – the MX-30 crossover – at this week's Tokyo motor show.
2020 Renault Zoe review wallpaper | The Car Expert

Renault Zoe test drive