CarFest: What's not to like?

What's good and bad about CarFest, and why it's a positive thing for the car industry

by Vicky Parrott
4 September 2015
Anything goes

Marchionne’s uncomfortable truths

FCA's Sergio Marchionne thinks the car industry is slowing destroying itself. Is he right?

by Hilton Holloway
3 September 2015
Industry

Cactus M is another sign of Citroën’s more simple future

The Cactus M’s pared-back approach could be rolled out across the whole brand

2 September 2015
Concept Cars

Be fashionable and buy a banger

After years of extolling the virtues of buying cheap used cars, I've found it’s suddenly become fashionable

by James Ruppert
1 September 2015
Anything goes

Remembering Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who died this week aged 88, is remembered for his enduring love of cars and for the creation of the National Motor Museum

by Steve Cropley
31 August 2015
Industry

Is DS heading in the right direction?

As the DS4 is reborn as both a hatch and a crossover, DS seems to be finding its feet as a standalone brand

by Hilton Holloway
31 August 2015
New cars

Why a rusty reputation should make you think twice when buying used

Rust may not be the car killer it once was but, says James Ruppert, don’t think it’s a thing of the past

by James Ruppert
26 August 2015
Anything goes
Nissan is expected to resurrect its Z name for a new crossover - this Autocar image shows how it could look

Why a Z crossover makes sense for Nissan

It's not a sports car, but the next Zed could do more for the brand - and the balance sheet - as a small crossover

by John McIlroy
25 August 2015
New cars

What is the best car in the world?

As subjective as questions come, but what does it take to be the best car in the world?

by Vicky Parrott
25 August 2015
Anything goes
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ticketed Autocar's Cactus and then towed it away to the local compound 30 minutes later. The release fee was £265.

When highway robbery makes a loss

The government wants parking enforcement schemes to be fair and transparent, but local councils are stretching the rules to the limit

by Hilton Holloway
25 August 2015
Anything goes

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