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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.

Back pain caused by car seats has caused more than a third of drivers to take a day off work

Uncomfortable and poor-quality car seats are costing the UK economy billions annually due to burden on the NHS and employees taking sick leave.

3 million vehicles removed from roads due to stricter MOTs

Having introduced new MOT rules in May last year, the DVSA has confirmed that millions of dangerous vehicles have since been removed from the road.

Should drivers be fined for leaving their engines idling?

Improving urban environments is highly important, and many believe action should be taken towards drivers leaving their engine idle – but what should be done?

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.

Smoking can decrease the value of a car by up to £2000

Getting a good price for your car when you sell is everyone's goal. However, mileage and age may not be the only things significantly affecting your car value.

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.

Expert Ratings

We analyse all the top UK new car reviews and aggregate them into an overall Expert Rating. Here are the latest cars we've rated.

Dacia Logan MCV

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.

Fiat Panda

Despite its poor safety record, the Fiat Panda continues to receive mostly positive media reviews, although the scores have tended to decline over time.

Jaguar XF

The Jaguar XF is a large executive saloon and estate model, and is currently the largest saloon in the Jaguar range after...

Suzuki Ignis

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.

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Renault Zoe test drive

The second-generation Renault Zoe is a smart-looking EV with a delightfully punchy motor that makes it more fun to drive than any petrol or diesel rival.

Nissan Juke test drive

The second generation Nissan Juke is a big improvement on the original, but it also has to face a much tougher list of rivals this time around.

Kia XCeed review

The Kia XCeed looks impressive and rides well. But the question is whether it offers enough that is different to a standard Ceed to justify the higher price.

Ford Mondeo Hybrid Estate test drive

The Ford Mondeo Hybrid isn't one of the company's finest creations. The gearbox cripples the driving experience, while fuel economy isn’t that impressive.

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe test drive

BMW has nailed the luxury coupe-turned-saloon formula with the 8 Series Gran Coupe. It near-matches the style of the two-door car with more usable space.

McLaren GT test drive

The McLaren GT isn't as sharp as other models in the range but only feels slightly more comfortable – and in out-and-out sumptuousness, it’s trumped by rivals.

Expert News

All-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge revealed

Volvo’s first vehicle in its all-electric offensive has been revealed in the form of the Volvo XC40 Recharge compact SUV.

All-new 2020 Toyota Yaris revealed

The next-generation Toyota Yaris has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in the UK next year.

British start-up to provide electric powertrains for classic cars

A new electric vehicle firm has set up shop in Silverstone, where it will build all-electric conversions of some of history’s most iconic classic cars.

Ford breathes new life into S-Max and Galaxy models

Ford has announced a series of updates to its S-Max and Galaxy models, bolstering the appeal of the family-friendly seven-seaters.

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.

Could more electric cars lead to an 80mph motorway speed limit?

It's been suggested that the speed limit on some motorways and dual carriageways could be raised to 80mph as more motorists buy electric vehicles.

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.

Should I buy a pre-registered car?

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's a great deal on what is basically a 'brand new car', but what's the real story?

Mazda MX-5 – 30 years old and still a world favourite

We take a look at a true Japanese success story – which version of the desirable Mazda MX-5 sports car would you buy?

How does the British number plate system work?

Many people find the British number plate system bewildering. The Car Expert explains how it all works and what all the letters and numbers really mean.

Is my deposit refundable?

We get a lot of questions from car buyers who have given a car dealer a deposit for a car and now – for whatever reason – want it back.

Insight – Ford GT Mk II ‘faster than race car’

The Ford GT Mk II is a track-only version of the road car, designed to unlock the performance denied to the race GT by regulations.

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.