Recent articles by 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

Transport policy opinion

"Transport is as much of a day-to-day issue as crime, the economy and immigration"

16 Jan, 2015

Getting transport policy right is crucial for the upcoming election, says columnist Mike Rutherford

Money saving, cash, hands, sale, rutherford, opinion

"My New Year’s resolution is to pay full retail price for, er, nothing"

7 Jan, 2015

Auto Express columnist Mike Rutherford is looking forward to a pound-pinching 2015

Halfords Autocentre

Halfords bids to muscle in on dealer servicing market

2 Jan, 2015

Halfords Autocentre car servicing network expands and boss claims prices are lower than at dealers

Opinion: rental revolution

"The rental revolution has begun. Consumers may never want to buy a new car again"

26 Dec, 2014

Great car rental deals may spell the end for car ownership as we know it but that could still be great news for consumers

Opinion hydrogen

"For most motorists today, hydrogen cars are irrelevant - and probably always will be"

5 Dec, 2014

The tech is there, but the energy industry and governments aren't investing enough in hydrogen, says Mike Rutherford

Opinion Kia Soul EV

"Again, a manufacturer states its EV can travel 50% further than it actually will"

28 Nov, 2014

Mike Rutherford ponders the range and price anxieties of electric cars following a drive in the Kia Soul EV

Audi traffic lights 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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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