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May new car sales show first painful signs of recovery

It was another month of agonisingly low new car sales in May, with just over 20,000 new vehicles registered as showrooms remained closed.

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Award-winning, independent and impartial advice on buying, financing, owning and running a car. Here are our latest articles.

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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.

Car finance: How do I settle a PCP early?

Changing circumstances mean you need to settle your PCP car finance agreement now rather than wait until it ends. What are your options?

Euro NCAP announces big changes to safety testing

Car crash test procedures are getting their biggest overhaul in a decade to improve occupant safety and improve post-crash protection.

The best websites for buying a new or used car

As online car buying becomes more popular thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, which sites should you trust? We round up seven of the top contenders.

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.

Car dealers get green light to offer click and collect sales

Car showrooms will remain closed until at least June, but people are now be able to buy a car online via click-and-collect services.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has received consistently positive media reviews, with high praise for its comfort, refinement and spaciousness.

Hyundai Kona Electric

The Hyundai Kona Electric been highly praised by the media for its 250+ mile driving range and its overall practicality.

Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade has received average media reviews. Its Expert Rating of 60% is poor and ranks it only 18th out of 20 cars in its class.

Skoda Kamiq

The Skoda Kamiq has received universally positive media reviews, with praise for its comfort, practicality and value for money.

Nissan X-Trail

Comfortable and practical, but off the pace of the class leaders.

Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover Sport has received positive media reviews, with praise for its driving dynamics but criticisms over quality and reliability.

Expert Ratings

We analyse and aggregate dozens of media reviews for each new car into an overall Expert Rating. Here are the latest cars we've rated.

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BMW unveils eye-catching new 4 Series Coupé

BMW has revealed its latest-generation 4 Series Coupé, debuting a dramatic new design ahead of its market launch in October.

Citroën releases UK pricing for updated C3

Citroën announces pricing and specifications for its refreshed C3, which brings a sharper exterior look alongside efficient new engines.

Entry-level Volkswagen Golf added to range

Volkswagen is introducing a new entry-level version of its all-new Mk.8 Golf hatchback, which brings the range starting price down to £23,300

Ford Puma range grows with ST-Line X Vignale model

Ford has bolstered the appeal of its Puma crossover with a new high-end specification and a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

Renault releases details of Clio and Captur hybrid models

Renault has revealed information about its upcoming Clio and Captur hybrid models, which are available to order now for September delivery.

Mini Countryman gets updated styling and cleaner engines

Mini has revealed the new Countryman, which sports an updated exterior, upgraded technology and cleaner, more efficient engines.

Our latest Expert Reviews

Hyundai Ioniq Electric test drive

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is ordinary-looking and dull to drive, while being spacious and practical. And that’s where its appeal lies.

Volkswagen Up! test drive

Though the Volkswagen Up! is getting old, it’s still a good car. It's comfortable around town and won’t fall over during longer journeys.

Skoda Kamiq test drive

Skoda builds some great affordable cars and the Kamiq is no exception, but steer clear of the diesel auto and stick with a petrol engine.

Volvo XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid test drive

The Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 is a very likeable thing, and it’s clear that refinement was high on the agenda for this plug-in hybrid model.

Abarth 595 Esseesse test drive

As something to give you a bit of a laugh, the Abarth 595 Esseesse is a compelling thing. If we’re honest though, it’s a bit rubbish as a serious hot hatch.

Renault Clio test drive

The 2020 Renault Clio is a big step forward compared to its predecessor and makes key improvements to the interior and driving experience.

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