Recent articles by Mike Rutherford

Audi traffic lights opinion
Opinion

"Traffic-light reading car tech is great but governments must help"

21 Nov, 2014

Traffic light recognition tech is incredible but requires co-operation from governments, says Mike Rutherford

AE Opinion car crime scaremongering
Opinion

"Motorists may be fooled into believing car theft is rampant. But it isn't."

14 Nov, 2014

It was only a matter of time before scaremongering about car crime returned, says Mike Rutherford

Auto Express Opinion learner
Opinion

"Most of today's young adults find it impossible to buy and run a modest car"

7 Nov, 2014

Excessively priced insurance is the reason first-time drivers find it so difficult to run a car, says Mike Rutherford

Opinion David Cameron
Opinion

"Car owners are being priced off the road by our 'leaders'"

31 Oct, 2014

Our man wants to remind David Cameron he's broken his 'friend of the motorist' promise he made in 2010

VW Passat opinion
Opinion

"VW employees are the cleverest folk in the car business"

27 Oct, 2014

VW's employees are busier, cleverer and hungrier than we thought, says columnist Mike Rutherford

AE Opinion Peugeot Citroen
Opinion

"Healthy rivalry between Peugeot, Citroen and DS is great for the brands"

15 Oct, 2014

Our man thinks healthy rivalry between Peugeot and Citroen helps produce some of the best, most desirable real-world models

Car of the year opinion
Opinion

"Britain is punching above its weight with the quality of its new cars"

8 Oct, 2014

Britain is impressing in the draft list for the World Car Awards, says Auto Express columnist Mike Rutherford

MINI Cooper 5-door front
News

2015 World Car of the Year award shortlist announced

2 Oct, 2014

British brands, including Jaguar and MINI, have cars shortlisted for the 2015 World Car of the Year Awards.

Peugeot Opinion
Opinion

"If real-world fuel consumption is your major concern, buy a French car"

30 Sep, 2014

Auto Express' Mike Rutherford believes the French have unlocked the secret to high real-world fuel economy

Infiniti opinion
Opinion

"Infiniti is offering something the German brands can’t - exclusivity"

25 Sep, 2014

Infiniti is aiming to top our Driver Power dealership survey rather than beat the Germans - a positive according to Mike Rutherford

AE Opinion Mazda MX-5
Opinion

"You can’t afford not to invest in a Mazda MX-5"

18 Sep, 2014

Mazda has perfected the MX-5 in such a way that not even Ferrari could do better, says Mike Rutherford

Opinion - motorway
Opinion

"Looming 2015 Election is forcing the coalition to address 30m motorists they've ignored so far"

10 Sep, 2014

We've had morsels of good news for motorists recently but Mike Rutherford thinks we're just been sweet-talked ahead of the 2015 election

Nissan English car plant relocating to Scotland
News

Nissan factory moving from England to Scotland?

22 Nov, 2013

Scottish business and political leaders urge manufacturer to move north of the border over EU dispute

Hyundai HCD-14 Concept
News

Hyundai Genesis expected to be sold in UK

16 Oct, 2013

Right-hand drive versions of Hyundai Genesis confirmed, UK launch expected

Rolls-Royce SUV
News

Rolls-Royce SUV is taking shape

1 Oct, 2013

Rolls-Royce CEO confims designers are already working on SUV - and our exclusive image shows how car could look

Volkswagen XL1 front tracking
Road tests

Volkswagen XL1

7 Mar, 2013

We drive the innovative new 313 mpg Volkswagen XL1 ahead of its arrival in showrooms this year

News

Kia says “maybe” to the idea of a UK car plant

14 Sep, 2012

Kia could follow in the footsteps of Nissan and Honda by building a factory in the UK, Auto Express has learned

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
News

Britain's depreciation winners and losers

24 Aug, 2012

The new Porsche 911 will hold its value best over the next three years

VW XL1 driving Doha
Road tests

Volkswagen XL1

31 Jan, 2011

We drive the VW XL1 - world’s most economical car - on the streets of Doha to see what it feels like to return 313mpg.

Mike Rutherford
News

Rutherford's Column

3 Sep, 2010

Whenever I’m asked to nominate the best second-hand cars to buy, run and resell, my reply is simple: don’t be obsessed with fashionable badges on the grille...

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