Opinion

'A £1,000 fine for anyone illegally protesting on the road seems fair'
Opinion protestors
Opinion

'A £1,000 fine for anyone illegally protesting on the road seems fair'

Mike Rutherford has a few suggestions on how to deal with activists who protest on the UK's road network
17 Oct 2021
'The UK just had the greatest transport crisis in living memory'
Opinion UK transport crisis
Opinion

'The UK just had the greatest transport crisis in living memory'

Mike Rutherford laments the 'disorder, chaos and anarchy' of British roads in September
10 Oct 2021
‘Blocking roads won’t solve climate change’
Opinion protest
Opinion

‘Blocking roads won’t solve climate change’

Holding up innocent commuters and emergency service vehicles won’t win anyone’s favour, says Tristan Shale-Hester
13 Sep 2021
'Maybe now’s the time to give up on the car horsepower race'
Opinion - heavy cars and power
Opinion

'Maybe now’s the time to give up on the car horsepower race'

Lighter cars rather than more power is the key to fun driving, says Steve Fowler
1 Sep 2021
'Welcome to my hand-picked Best Cars of the Year Garage'
British Motor Show opinion
Opinion

'Welcome to my hand-picked Best Cars of the Year Garage'

Our chief columnist chooses, then blags, the all-new vehicles that he considers the best of the best (so far) in 2021
29 Aug 2021
'The latest infotainment systems in some VWs aren’t fit for purpose'
Infotainment screen
Opinion

'The latest infotainment systems in some VWs aren’t fit for purpose'

Some infotainment systems are a mess and potentially dangerous, says Mike Rutherford
22 Aug 2021
'Britain will be the centre of the car world between 19 and 22 August'
Opinion British Motor Show
Opinion

'Britain will be the centre of the car world between 19 and 22 August'

Mike Rutherford says the UK is days away from being the first major car-producing country to stage a national motor show this year
15 Aug 2021

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'Autonomous car tech can help you enjoy driving even more'
Opinion car tech
Opinion

'Autonomous car tech can help you enjoy driving even more'

Motorists are naturally suspicious but Steve Fowler thinks autonomous car tech can help take the stress out of driving
13 Aug 2021
'We need to get our infrastructure ready for an electric-car revolution'
Opinion Charging infrastructure
Opinion

'We need to get our infrastructure ready for an electric-car revolution'

John McIlroy says upgrading the UK's electric car charging network will be key to keeping the country moving come 2030
4 Aug 2021
'Formula E could be on course for victory in its battle with F1'
Formula E opinion
Opinion

'Formula E could be on course for victory in its battle with F1'

Mike Rutherford thinks there can only be one winner out of Formula One and Formula E
1 Aug 2021
'Driver Power is a hugely important guide for new car buyers'
Driver Power
Opinion

'Driver Power is a hugely important guide for new car buyers'

Hugo Griffiths thanks everyone involved in making the Driver Power 2021 survey a valuable tool for new car buyers
29 Jul 2021
"The unthinkable is happening: used cars are going up in value"
Honda e
Opinion

"The unthinkable is happening: used cars are going up in value"

With the semi-conductor crisis driving up the value of used cars, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks it's a good time to part exchange
21 Jul 2021
'Factories are at a standstill because they can’t get the parts to finish cars'
Car manufacturing
Opinion

'Factories are at a standstill because they can’t get the parts to finish cars'

Steve Fowler points out the fresh issues facing global car manufacturing
9 Jun 2021
‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'
Gearknob
Opinion

‘Our switch to electric will soon make driving manual cars a lost art'

Want to drive a manual car? You need to take your test in a manual car. So what happens once all driving-school cars are automatic EVs?
8 Jun 2021
'Joe Biden is now America's most important auto industry dude'
Ford F150 Joe Biden
Opinion

'Joe Biden is now America's most important auto industry dude'

Mike Rutherford thinks Joe Biden deserves praise for his hands-on approach to the American car industry
30 May 2021
'Some traditions need to be abandoned, and working 9-5 is one of them'
Opinion commute
Opinion

'Some traditions need to be abandoned, and working 9-5 is one of them'

Britain needs to re-think its approach to commuting, according to Mike Rutherford
11 Apr 2021
'It's clear that lorry drivers deserve much-improved working conditions'
Truck
Opinion

'It's clear that lorry drivers deserve much-improved working conditions'

Mike Rutherford proposes some alternative options to help streamline British imports and exports
23 Jan 2021
'Gordon Murray is my British motor industry person of 2020'
Opinion

'Gordon Murray is my British motor industry person of 2020'

Mike Rutherford highlights his positive car industry stories of 2020
4 Jan 2021
'Citroen has changed the game and changed the lives of countless consumers'
Opinion

'Citroen has changed the game and changed the lives of countless consumers'

Mike Rutherford thinks the quirky new Citroen Ami is a true game-changing car
13 Dec 2020
'Power outages do nothing to inspire confidence in would-be EV buyers'
Opinion

'Power outages do nothing to inspire confidence in would-be EV buyers'

Mike Rutherford thinks the switch to an all-electric UK car market hasn't been thought through
29 Nov 2020
'MINI’s brand focus needs to rub off on BMW, too'
Opinion

'MINI’s brand focus needs to rub off on BMW, too'

BMW needs to regain its identity and should look to MINI for inspiration, says Steve Fowler
28 Oct 2020
'The Pop-Up Motor Show is a simple idea at precisely the right time'
Opinion

'The Pop-Up Motor Show is a simple idea at precisely the right time'

Mike Rutherford thinks the new Pop-Up Motor Show can be the perfect way to serve the demands of Britain's car users
11 Oct 2020
'The Land Rover Defender and Aston Martin DBX must be front runners for World Car Design of the Year'
Opinion

'The Land Rover Defender and Aston Martin DBX must be front runners for World Car Design of the Year'

Mike Rutherford thinks cars from Gerry McGovern and Marek Reichman are favourites to win design award
30 Aug 2020
'VW Group management shake-up could be crucial to the car choice facing UK buyers'
Opinion

'VW Group management shake-up could be crucial to the car choice facing UK buyers'

Deputy editor John McIlroy points to outgoing Skoda boss as a key reason for the firm's success
15 Jul 2020
"Despite the tragedy of 2020 so far, several intriguing developments emerged in the final week of June"
Opinion

"Despite the tragedy of 2020 so far, several intriguing developments emerged in the final week of June"

Mike Rutherford recounts some significant stories that may have passed you by in recent weeks
12 Jul 2020
'Sorry Jeep, but Kia now makes the best all-American SUV'
Kia

'Sorry Jeep, but Kia now makes the best all-American SUV'

With Kia winning the World Car of the Year 2020 award with the American-built Telluride, Mike Rutherford believes Kia has beaten Jeep at their own gam…
18 Apr 2020
'Costs may drop, but buyers’ expectations don’t'
News

'Costs may drop, but buyers’ expectations don’t'

Just because premium brands can offer cheap finance deals, it doesn't mean that they can fob buyers off with poor customer service, says Deputy editor…
15 Apr 2020
“UK motor industry – your country and its people need you”
News

“UK motor industry – your country and its people need you”

Mike Rutherford thinks the motor industry can still do more to help provide life-saving medical kit
12 Apr 2020
‘What better than a thumbs-up from an existing owner?’
News

‘What better than a thumbs-up from an existing owner?’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler gives his view on our 2020 Driver Power survey, and is especially pleased by Kia's success
8 Apr 2020
'The advice around what we should do before, during and after we drive our cars is less than clear'
News

'The advice around what we should do before, during and after we drive our cars is less than clear'

Only essential driving during the Coronavirus lockdown is allowed, but what we need to do before, during and after our journey isn't as clear, says Mi…
5 Apr 2020
‘It’s Car Care Week, so head outside and show your motor a little love’
News

‘It’s Car Care Week, so head outside and show your motor a little love’

If you can’t drive your car, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks you should wash it instead. When you're done, send us a pic and we’ll print the best
1 Apr 2020
'The temporary shutdown of car factories could benefit manufacturers and customers'
News

'The temporary shutdown of car factories could benefit manufacturers and customers'

With car factories around the world closing temporarily, it may give manufacturers the chance to clear out the current backlog of unsold new cars, say…
28 Mar 2020
‘JLR’s very British approach: keep calm and carry on’
News

‘JLR’s very British approach: keep calm and carry on’

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler praises Jaguar Land Rover on both its ability to handle a crisis
26 Mar 2020
'Car exhibitions are going through the most dramatic period of change in a generation'
News

'Car exhibitions are going through the most dramatic period of change in a generation'

With the changing car market, the government's petrol & diesel ban plus the unprecedented Coronavirus, the car exhibition industry is going through a …
22 Mar 2020