Recent articles by Mike Rutherford

Motorists party opinion

"A Motorists' Party for Britain is needed - and here's where it starts"

22 May, 2015

Britain - or some parts of it - needs a political party for motorists, says columnist Mike Rutherford

Opinion traffic

"I'm paying less for my car insurance than I paid years ago by fighting unfair renewal prices"

15 May, 2015

How to haggle for cheaper car insurance renewl price with the British Insurance Premium Index


"Audi chairman Rupert Stadler offers me a 10 min interview in his A8. I take it"

11 May, 2015

Our man grabs a quick chat with Audi boss Stadler and covers Apple, F1, BMW, Mercedes and the Korean government...

Car wash OPINION

"DIY car washing is another motoring tradition that’s on its way out"

1 May, 2015

Columnist Mike Rutherford has noticed a new phenomenon of hand car washes in the UK

Opinion election

“Car people are non-existent as far as our political parties are concerned”

24 Apr, 2015

Cars, car drivers, car buyers and car industry employees are conspicuous by their absence from political manifestos, says Mike Rutherford

Merc opinion

"Mercedes has risen to the top of the global automotive tree in 2015"

20 Apr, 2015

A World Car of the Year hat-trick is a big win for Mercedes, says columnist Mike Rutherford

Driverless cars OPINION

"The driverless car industry is destined to kill more jobs than it creates in Britain"

11 Apr, 2015

We need a more realistic approach to driverless cars, says columnist Mike Rutherford

Opinion election

“Cameron will have to do better if he’s to win votes of 30m car drivers”

1 Apr, 2015

With an election imminent that could oust David Cameron, it’s no surprise to Mike Rutherford that the PM is trying to befriend motorists


"What Britain lacks in production volumes it makes up for in state of the art models"

27 Mar, 2015

The UK might be small but we produce some of the world's best cars, says columnist Mike Rutherford

Opinion SEAT/Samsung

“SEAT insists anything is possible with Samsung”

20 Mar, 2015

One of the most important and symbolic events from Geneva 2015 was the marriage between SEAT and Samsung, says Mike Rutherford

Drug driving OPINION

"New drug-driving laws are a grotesque, ill-considered, state-sponsored mess"

13 Mar, 2015

We need separate drug-drive laws for legal and illegal users, says columnist Mike Rutherford

Opinion LPG

"It’s easier, cheaper and less stressful to own an LPG car than a pure EV"

6 Mar, 2015

Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) beats out electricity as a fuel source, says columnist Mike Rutherford

Geneva opinion

"Isn't it time the UK took over as the motor show capital of Europe?"

27 Feb, 2015

The huge cost of visiting Geneva is pricing it out of the market, says columnist Mike Rutherford

Opinion World Car Awards

"Germany’s number one when it comes to designing and building the best cars”

20 Feb, 2015

As Mike Rutherford has voted in 2015’s World Car Awards, he thinks the Germans have the market cornered, but Brits aren’t far behind

Taught by the fuzz - Mike driving

Taught by the fuzz: the ex-cops who'll teach you to drive

14 Feb, 2015

Two former police officers are using their skills to teach learners. How different is their driving school?

Opinion Mike driving appraisal

“Annual driving appraisals aren’t compulsory - but they should be”

13 Feb, 2015

Mike Rutherford thinks a compulsory driving appraisal every year could be one of the best investments a motorist can make

Opinion World Car Awards

“Cars at the bottom of the affordability scale shouldn’t be underestimated”

4 Feb, 2015

Mike Rutherford gives his run-down of some of the contenders for this year’s World Car Awards

Mike's Motoring Manifesto

If I was PM... Mike’s Motoring Manifesto

3 Feb, 2015

With a general election looming, and the roads and transport set to be key issues, Mike Rutherford spells out changes that need implementing

Jaguar XE Opinion

“Merc, BMW and Audi have had their glory. Maybe, with the XE, it's Jag’s turn”

28 Jan, 2015

With the arrival of the brand new XE, Jaguar is threatening to play the Germans at their own game, says Mike Rutherford

Opinion chargers

"I’d choose a cheap old banger over an electric car any day of the week"

23 Jan, 2015

Electric vehicles and charging points just aren’t up to the job, says columnist Mike Rutherford

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