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.
James can't be the only one addicted to popping the bonnet

I'm addicted to looking under the bonnet

It used to be commonplace to check your car's vital signs once a week - but not any more, it seems

7 April 2015
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Could driving in London soon be a thing of the past?

Why motoring in London has driven me mad

As the SMMT announces it wants more of us to buy low-emission vehicles and commute through an Ultra-Low Emissions Zone, some of us might find ourselves banished from the capital

30 March 2015
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Volvo C30

Top Volvos are used bargains

From the robust XC90 to the sporty T5 R, the Swedish giant has led the way in creating safe, practical cars. Here are some of its best creations

23 March 2015
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Saab 9-3 Convertible

Missing Saab? You only need to look in the classifieds

There might not be any new Saabs around at the moment, but you only need open up the classifieds to find a pool of used examples on your doorstep

16 March 2015
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Honda Accord

Used Hondas - the no-brainer purchase

Supreme reliability and eminently practical - a used Honda is just about the best bargain purchase you can make

9 March 2015
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Spencer Haze vs Jensen

What 1970s legend Spencer Haze thinks about the return of Jensen

Following confirmation of the revival of the Jensen car company, a marque enthusiast offers a view in his own, unique way

2 March 2015
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Subaru Justy

The best used Subarus

Many will only remember Subaru for the monstrous WRX STI, but for the savvy buyer this Japanese giant offers real deals

23 February 2015
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Vauxhall VX220
Vauxhall VX220

Hot hatches, saloons and roadsters - my favourite used Vauxhalls

Although the Griffin badge might not be quite as desirable as German rivals, there are some awesome motors in the manufacturer's back catalogue

16 February 2015
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The 306 GTi-6 was the arguably the last great performance Pug

My favourite used Peugeots

Whether you're after a spacious people-carrier or a stylish coupé-convertible, Peugeot's back catalogue contains plenty of choices for the used car buyer

9 February 2015
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Lotus Esprit Turbos can command up to £30,000

What's the best used Lotus to buy now?

Elan, Elise or Exige? The Lotus range offers some of the most accessible performance motoring money can buy

26 January 2015
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