James Ruppert Special correspondent

Used to sell BMWs, but he's no yuppie; has a '64 Mini Cooper in his garage and a '57 BSA Bantam in his house. Has bought and sold hundreds of used cars, and he isn't finished yet.
Mercedes E-Class
Can you guess how many miles this Mercedes E-Class has driven?

Why high-mileage cars should rule the roost

It's all too easy to be tempted by a hardly run-in Ferrari, but it's high-mileage metal that can really be a wise choice

25 March 2016
James Ruppert

1990s future classics - how to pick a bargain banger for less

As exciting 1980s cars now reach prohibitive prices, it’s time to turn to the era of Britpop, the World Wide Web and Friends for cheap cars that could become future classics

27 February 2016
BMW 7 Series

A sad farewell to Shed 7, my bargain BMW 7 Series

After more than four years of economical luxury motoring, my BMW 728i, Shed 7, steamed to a halt at the side of the A11

16 February 2016
The cars of McLaren's workers

The cars of McLaren - what do the workers drive?

What do McLaren’s employees drive outside of work hours? The company car park holds many surprises

30 December 2015
2001 BMW M5
2001 BMW M5

The top 20 used cars of Christmas

Whether you're after four-wheel drive to tackle any snow, or simply looking for a great deal, here's our guide to buying wise this winter

26 December 2015
Land Rover Defender

Opinion - Take a crash course in carefree fun

It’s liberating to drive a car you don’t care about damaging. We pick some cheap choices

17 December 2015

25 years of Bangernomics - how to buy and run a used car cheaply

The idea of buying and running a cheap motor is almost as old as the car itself, but the defining term ‘Bangernomics’ celebrates its 25th birthday this year

12 December 2015
Renault Twizy action

How much will an electric vehicle really cost?

Most teenagers want their first car to be electric. Here's what it’s likely to cost them

2 December 2015

Carspring is a service you can click with

A new UK company is offering a hassle-free way to buy and sell cars online

25 November 2015

Why the Lotus Elise is an enduring icon

The Lotus Elise left a lasting impression on me, and it will do the same to you

18 November 2015


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