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Matt Prior: don't hate the delivery drivers, hate the panic buyers

Our man highlights the poor conditions of some of our most essential workers

15 October 2021
Matt Prior: don't hate the delivery drivers, hate the panic buyers
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Matt Prior: Has recognising new cars got more difficult?

Our man remembers his first ever industry job interview, and wonders if he'd pass the same test today

8 October 2021
Matt Prior: Has recognising new cars got more difficult?
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Matt Prior: We must enjoy driving cars while we can

Elsewhere, our man considers the pros and cons of industry cheerleaders, via the medium of make-up

1 October 2021
Matt Prior: We must enjoy driving cars while we can
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Matt Prior: Sandero shoppers aren't being put off by safety scores

Dacia's Euro NCAP rating might be low, but that doesn't seem to be dissuading customers

24 September 2021
Matt Prior: Sandero shoppers aren't being put off by safety scores
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Matt Prior: sweet dreams in a Land Rover Defender

As he’s forced to spend the night in a Defender, Matt Prior contemplates a camper van version…

3 September 2021
Matt Prior: sweet dreams in a Land Rover Defender
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Matt Prior: why a Caterham is ideal for driving to Scotland

Matt Prior makes the case for Caterham’s long-distance abilities as Autocar’s longest-serving road tester is retired

20 August 2021
Matt Prior: why a Caterham is ideal for driving to Scotland
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Matt Prior: why car engineers would love to drive more rivals' cars

Automotive writers understand the value of driving lots of cars, and it’s a useful skill when it comes to benchmarking

13 August 2021
Matt Prior: why car engineers would love to drive more rivals' cars
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Matt Prior: How will supercars stay special in the EV era?

New rules won’t hit smallest makers, which could shake things up at the very high end of the car world

30 July 2021
Matt Prior: How will supercars stay special in the EV era?
1 Lotus Emira on Hethel test track
Emira is lighter than a Cayman but heavier than an A110
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Matt Prior: Forget weight and check the bottom line

The truth is that a Lotus is the ‘right’ weight when it becomes a car people want to buy

23 July 2021
Matt Prior: Forget weight and check the bottom line
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Matt Prior: At some point the law will catch up to e-scooters

Technically, e-scooters are currently illegal on UK roads and pavements

16 July 2021
Matt Prior: At some point the law will catch up to e-scooters
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Matt Prior: Small cars are where the true luxury lies

Could you navigate a tight city bend in a Range Rover?

9 July 2021
Matt Prior: Small cars are where the true luxury lies

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