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.

Buy American and save money

US family cars from the 2000s make distinctive and cheap used buys

4 August 2015

What car is best for the armed forces?

If the Ministry of Defence is splashing out on runabouts, here’s what we recommend

29 July 2015

The fast French connection

Renaultsport hot hatches are not only a hoot to drive but can also be exceptional value

22 July 2015

Throwing fuel on the fire in the petrol versus diesel debate

The petrol versus diesel debate doesn’t only apply to new cars - and when buying used it's wiser to choose petrol

15 July 2015

Don't let a recall put you off

If you believe the newspapers, a recall is the kiss of death. Not so, says an unfazed James Ruppert

8 July 2015

Why a used TVR is worth the risk

These British sports cars deliver a big bang for your buck. They just need TLC

1 July 2015

The inside line on wise buying

As a used car buyer, how do you spot a peach from a lemon? James Ruppert reveals some handy hints

24 June 2015

Why the Vauxhall Zafira is both big and beautiful

A visit to a car boot sale reunites James Ruppert with one of the used market’s most practical buys

17 June 2015

First-timer cars for under £1000

Which cars make sensible, cheap buys for young, newly qualified drivers? James Ruppert reveals all

8 June 2015

How super are used car supermarkets?

Some car supermarkets get it spot on, but you should be wary and picky

31 May 2015


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