Recent articles by Julie Sinclair

Toyota Aygo with squirrel

"Squirrels ate my Toyota!"

28 Jan, 2015

Croydon motorist suffers repeated repair bills as local squirrels attack his Toyota Aygo

Euro NCAP crash test

Euro NCAP shake-up means two-tier star ratings for cars

26 Nov, 2014

New tests only give five stars to cars with latest safety kit

Car towed away no insurance

Shock as 21,000 new drivers are banned for not having insurance

19 Oct, 2014

Driving without insurance is the number one reason for drivers being banned in their first two years of motoring


Cowboy mechanic clamp-down proposed

9 Aug, 2014

Dealer Association wants licensing scheme to clamp down on incompetent car mechanics


Ex-rental cars for sale with histories 'hidden' by dealers

17 May, 2014

Auto Express investigation: used car dealers are hiding the history of ex-rental cars in a practice slammed by Trading Standards

Kia Cee'd Sportswagon rear staitc
Long-term tests

Kia Cee'd Sportswagon: First report

27 Feb, 2013

A stint as a back seat driver is no chore with the Kia Cee'd Sportswagon

Vauxhall Ampera front static
Long-term tests

Vauxhall Ampera: Final report

19 Nov, 2012

The Vauxhall Ampera has helped us to slash our running costs

South African driving licence

Foreign drivers flock to switch licences

7 Nov, 2012

More than a million drivers have converted to UK licence with no training

Car insurance costs fall 14 per cent

Insurance investigation

1 Oct, 2012

An investigation has been launched into the car insurance industry, in a bid to lower premiums

Vauxhall Ampera front three-quarter static
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Vauxhall Ampera: Third report

17 Sep, 2012

Our range extender offers a helpline for owners – and we put it to the test

Britain's fastest road

Fastest roads in Britain

17 Aug, 2012

The UK's fastest roads have been named, and 70 per cent of them are A-roads not motorways

Careful drivers may lose NCB

Car insurance shock

8 Aug, 2012

Insurers aren't recognising drivers with no claims, prompting calls for industry database to verify discounts

Stick with your car for insurance discount

Stick with your car for insurance discount

27 Jul, 2012

Drivers who’ve owned their cars for four years or more cause fewer accidents


Tesco slashes 50ppl off fuel prices

24 Jul, 2012

Motorists can save up to 50 pence per litre on fuel prices at Tesco using vouchers collected in store


Cloned car scheme wastes millions

20 Jul, 2012

Government wastes £30 million detecting just 38 ringers

Long-term tests

Vauxhall Ampera: First report

20 Jul, 2012

We dig out the Continental plug adaptors in readiness to take our electric car abroad

Mazda 5 header
Long-term tests

Mazda 5: Final report

13 Jun, 2012

Seven-seater gets a goodbye spruce-up after a year’s happy family motoring

Vauxhall Ampera
Long-term tests

Vauxhall Ampera: First report

6 Jun, 2012

Long-awaited range-extending electric car joins fleet. So does it deliver on its promise?

UK’s parking ticket lottery

UK’s parking ticket lottery

25 May, 2012

Dodging parking tickets has become a postcode lottery, according to new figures released today

Used tyre scandal

Used tyre scandal

1 May, 2012

Think you’re getting a bargain with a discount part-worn? Think again, as we expose the shock state of some of the tyres on sale

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