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How does the British number plate system work?

Many people find the British number plate system bewildering. The Executivecondominium explains how it all works and what all the letters and numbers really mean.

Before you apply for car finance…

Don't get sucked into a car finance agreement you can't afford. Here are a few simple tips you should follow before you sign your life away.

Thieves can “steal keyless cars in ten seconds”

Some of Britain’s most popular cars can be stolen by criminals within as little as ten seconds – thanks to supposedly convenient keyless entry technology.

Britain’s best-selling cars – July 2019

Despite private new car sales being down 2% in July, there are still plenty of models flying out of showrooms. Here are the top ten cars for July 2019.

A third of buyers don’t haggle on a used car

More than a third of used car buyers don't haggle over the price, a new survey suggests. So how do you get the best deal? There are other ways...

Is my deposit refundable?

We get a lot of questions from car buyers who have given a car dealer a deposit for a car and now – for whatever reason – want it back.

How to understand a PCP car finance quote

Thousands of people look at a PCP car finance quote and are hopelessly confused by all the different numbers. Cut through the confusion with this guide.

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The Executivecondominium New Car Ratings

We combine the top UK media reviews to give you an overall Expert Rating. Here are the latest cars we've analysed.

Lamborghini Huracán

The Lamborghini Huracán range has received very good media reviews, although not quite to the same level as its main rivals, the Ferrari 488 and McLaren 720S.

Nissan Leaf

The latest Nissan Leaf has received consistently good scores from the UK motoring media, although it has few electric family car rivals to measure against.

Bentley Bentayga

The Bentley Bentayga has received good scores from the media sources we currently track but still lags behind its principal rival, the Range Rover.

SsangYong Tivoli

The SsangYong Tivoli range has received mixed media reviews, ranging from poor to above average. The bigger XLV tends to score better than the regular Tivoli.

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New car reviews

Jaguar XE test drive

The Jaguar XE has undergone a mid-life revamp that ticks boxes on all fronts. Jaguar has clearly listened to complaints and set out to answer its critics.

Mercedes-Benz GLE test drive

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is longer and wider than before, but what's it like to live with?

Triple Test: Toyota Supra vs Porsche 718 Cayman T vs Alpine A110

We put three of the best new sports car together for a triple test: the Toyota Supra, Porsche 718 Cayman T and Alpine A110 face off. Who comes out on top?

Morgan Plus 4 110 Works Edition test drive

As far as birthday presents go, the Morgan Plus 4 110 Works Edition is right up there, and the additional extras you get strengthen it as an overall prospect.

Dacia Duster test drive

The Dacia Duster is a cheap car with a genuine breadth of ability and a modicum of personality, and that makes it an attractive proposition.

McLaren 720S Spider test drive

The British-built McLaren 720S Spider is an ultra-focused and highly polished supercar that deserves a place among the greats from anywhere in the world.

News

Volvo S60 range bolstered with plug-in hybrid powertrain

Volvo has broadened the appeal of its S60 range, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain now available alongside a range-topping specification.

McLaren to build open-top hypercar

McLaren has confirmed the fourth member of its hypercar ‘Ultimate Series’ line-up — an open-top roadster.

Dacia Duster gets new entry-level engine

The Dacia Duster SUV range has been bolstered by a new entry-level petrol engine, although the good news is tempered by a £1,000 price rise.

Porsche Cayenne gains plug-in hybrid flagship

A high-performance plug-in hybrid version of the Porsche Cayenne SUV will expand the German brand's portfolio of electrified models.

Alpine A110S gets 40hp boost for £10K

The more powerful, performance-focused Alpine A110S will cost from £56,810 when it goes on sale in September.

More electric miles for BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW has introduced an upgraded version of its 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid, promising more electric-only range and lower rates of CO2 emissions.

Lotus rebrands with simplified logo

Lotus has taken its ethos of ‘simplify and add lightness’ to a new level by introducing an overhauled logo.

Industry news

New car sales down in July

Private new car sales were down 2% in July compared to the same month last year, according to the latest figures published today.

Electric cars to be exempt from company car tax

Businesses looking to add electric vehicles to their fleets are set for a boost next year — with electric cars set to be exempt from company car tax in 2020.

Britain’s best-selling cars – June 2019

June was a hot month for hatches, with nine of the top ten models being hatchbacks. Here are the ten best-selling cars in the UK for June 2019.

New car sales down 5% in June

Private new car sales fell nearly 5% in June, according to the latest registration data published today. In comparison, fleet registrations were down by 2.5%.

Britain’s best-selling cars – May 2019

Despite the overall results being disappointing, some cars are still flying out of new car showrooms. Here are the ten best-selling cars for May 2019.

Car sales continue to slide in May

UK car sales continued to drop in May, down almost five per cent on the same month in 2018.

Audi e-tron electric car among five-star safety winners

The all-electric Audi e-tron is one of seven vehicles to receive a top five-star safety rating in the latest round of crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP.

Print your own MOT certificate

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has implemented a new system allowing drivers to print off MOT certificates at home.

Insight – Ford GT Mk II ‘faster than race car’

The Ford GT Mk II is a track-only version of the road car, designed to unlock the performance denied to the race GT by regulations.

The car industry needs to be more honest when selling car finance

A story on BBC News has highlighted the public's lack of understanding when it comes to PCP car finance, as well as the futility of debating it on social media.

Explained: What is the government plug-in car grant?

To encourage motorists into zero-emission vehicles, the government offers a plug-in car grant to make EVs more affordable. The Executivecondominium explains how it works.

Rejecting a car – your consumer rights

Have you bought a new or used car that is faulty or not fit for purpose? Read The Executivecondominium's comprehensive guide to your consumer rights when rejecting a car.

I bought a car and now I’ve changed my mind

Buyer’s Remorse is common in the car industry. You've bought a car, and now you've changed your mind or run into problems. What can you do?

Explained: What is an insurance write-off?

If a car is involved in an accident, an insurer may declare it a 'write-off'. However, this term has several different meanings, which can be confusing.

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