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

Calls made for zero tolerance on drink-driving

Calls are being made for a zero-tolerance policy towards drink-driving as a recent study confirmed that alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in the UK.

How to handle a dispute with a car dealer

We regularly get readers asking for advice on how to resolve their dispute with a car dealer. So let's look at the steps you should take to get your problem sorted.

Christmas bargains for clever car buyers

As another year winds down, many car dealers are getting nervous. if you're in the market to buy, you could get a great new car deal this Christmas.

Car finance: the early upgrade myth

Have you had a call from the car dealer with the "good news" that you are eligible for an early upgrade on your PCP? It may be good news for the dealer, but not necessarily for you.

How to store a classic car for winter

As winter descends upon us, it’s a good idea to shield a classic car away from the elements. So what steps should you take to protect your pride and joy?

Car insurance ‘ghost brokers’ on the rise

Young drivers are being warned to avoid so-called ‘ghost brokers’ on social media who offer car insurance at too-good-to-be-true prices.

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.

Mercedes-Benz GLE

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has received generally good media reviews, although its overall Expert Rating score lags some way behind the class-leading Volvo XC90.

Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia has an identical score to the Ford Mondeo, according to our Expert Rating aggregator, but it still lags behind the best in its class.

Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat range has received generally positive media reviews, with particular praise for its refinement, comfort and space.

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.

Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 has earned generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with an overall Expert Rating that is one of the highest in its class.

Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 has received universally positive reviews from the UK motoring media and continues to receive awards year after year.

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New car launches and updates, as well as the latest news from across the automotive industry

Positive end to negative year for new car sales

Some good results for new car sales in December will have brought some Christmas cheer to the car industry at the end of another year of falling sales.

New Peugeot 2008 specs and prices revealed

Peugeot has announced pricing and specifications for its new 2008 and e-2008 SUVs, with the first cars set to arrive in April 2020.

Mercedes-Benz unveils second-generation GLA

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its latest GLA — the second generation of the A-Class-based crossover model.

Audi unveils all-electric e-tron Sportback

Audi has revealed its latest all-electric vehicle – the e-tron Sportback – at the Los Angeles motor show this week.

Tesla unveils ‘futuristic’ Cybertruck electric pick-up truck

Tesla has unveiled its first pickup truck – the Cybertruck – in an event that created headlines for a failed test of its supposedly shatterproof windows.

Lexus UX 300e EV revealed

Lexus has pulled the covers back on the UX 300e — the firm’s first electric car. It's due to go on sale in China in 2020 before reaching Europe in 2021.

Expert Reviews

Looking at a shiny new car? Don't sign on the dotted line until you've read The Car Expert review

Audi A1 S line Competition test drive

The go-faster Audi A1 S line Competition is an appealing hot-hatch prospect – if you can stomach the £25,000 price tag.

Land Rover Discovery Sport review

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has been given a comprehensive update, covering almost every aspect of the car. Has it fixed the problems of the original model?

2020 Volkswagen Golf test drive

The outgoing Volkswagen Golf was still a near-class-leading model after seven years on sale, but the new 2020 model is a big leap forward again.

Maserati Levante GranLusso test drive

The Maserati Levante may not match its rivals for interior quality, but few will notice its smaller foibles against its sleek design and alluring exhaust note.

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.

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