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Ivan Aistrop
Road test editor

Ivan has been testing cars and writing reviews since 2000. There aren't many motors out there that he hasn't driven.

2018 Dacia Duster Review 2 weeks ago

Dacia Duster SUV (2018 - ) review

The Dacia Duster is a mid-size SUV you can pick up for the same price as a low-end city car. That means it has an immensely diverse set of rivals. In some ways it competes with a Nissan Qashqai, but in others, it competes with a Hyundai i10 or a used Ford Focus.
2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Review 2 weeks ago

Ford Focus Hatchback (2018 - ) review

The Ford Focus is the benchmark by which all family hatchbacks are measured, and it also happens to be one of the best-selling cars in the UK. And all that in the face of very tough competition in the form of the Seat Leon, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf.
Best Of 3 weeks ago

Best seven-seater SUVs

Seven-seat SUVs are are good MPV-alternative for those with a big family, and they're also more stylish than your average people-mover. Here's our rundown of the best choices out there...
Best Of 3 weeks ago

Best small SUVs

People love small SUVs due to their stylish looks and compact dimensions. Here, we pick out the best of the smallest SUV offerings out there.
Best Of 3 weeks ago

Best MPVs

The best people-carriers are super versatile, but don't skimp on style or excitement...
Best Of 3 weeks ago

Concept cars: our favourites

Concept cars are often weird and wacky creations, so what are they actually for? We explain, and we pick out our favourites from down the years.
Best Of 3 weeks ago

Most reliable cars

We all want our cars to be reliable, so while there are never any guarantees, which cars give you the best chance of avoiding problems?
Best Of 1 month ago

Cheapest electric cars

Electric motoring can be expensive, but it doesn’t always have to be. Here, we pick out the most affordable electric car options for people who have both an environmental conscience and a limited budget.
Review 1 month ago

Jaguar I-Pace SUV (2018 - ) review

The Jaguar I-Pace is an all-electric SUV that offers huge performance, an impressive real-world driving range and huge desirability. That all puts it firmly into Tesla territory, and so – unfortunately – does the price.
2017 BMW 1 Series Review 1 month ago

BMW 1 Series hatchback (2017 - ) review

The 1 Series is a premium small hatchback, with the emphasis on a sporty drive and good connectivity. It’s a good company car, and plays rival to the Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class.
2018 Audi A6 Review 2 months ago

Audi A6 saloon (2018 - ) review

The Audi A6 is an executive saloon that competes with very talented – not to mention, bitter – rivals such as the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes E-Class. It sets out its stall with sharp design, a well-rounded driving experience and cutting-edge technology.
2018 Ford Fiesta ST Review 2 months ago

Ford Fiesta ST hatchback (2018 - ) review

The Ford Fiesta ST is a small hot hatch, but don’t go thinking it’s some cheap alternative to a ‘proper’ hot hatch. This car has the tools to shame much more expensive machinery, not to mention the Renaults and Peugeots with which it competes directly.
2018 Mercedes G-Class Review 2 months ago

Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV (2018 - ) review

The Mercedes G-Class has been around for 40-odd years now, and while it was once a rugged working vehicle, it’s now marketed as an ultra-fashionable luxury off-roader. On that score, it competes with the likes of the Porsche Cayenne and the Range Rover.
Cheapest cars to insure for young drivers Best Of 3 months ago

Cheapest cars to insure for young drivers

If you’re a young driver, there aren’t many ways you can reduce your astronomical insurance bills. However, your choice of car is one weapon you do have at your disposal. Here are the new cars that will suit you best on that score.
Most expensive cars Best Of 3 months ago

Most expensive cars

You can buy all sorts of cars on Auto Trader, but if you're one of those lucky few who have bottomless pockets, just how crazy could you go? Well, wonder no more...
2018 Ford Mustang Convertible Review 3 months ago

Ford Mustang Convertible (2017 - ) review

The Ford Mustang is an icon across the world, and has been for decades, but the car is still a relatively unknown quantity on UK shores. Does the latest version now have what it takes to impress in Europe?
Living with a Honda Civic Long-term Review 3 months ago

Living with a… Honda Civic: final report

Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop has spent the last six months with Honda’s small family car, to see if it could deal with the needs of his small family. Here’s how it got on…
2018 Ford Mustang Fastback Review 3 months ago

Ford Mustang Coupe (2017 - ) review

The Ford Mustang is an icon across the world, and has been for decades, but the car is still a relatively unknown quantity on UK shores. Does the latest version now have what it takes to impress in Europe?
Best estate cars Best Of 3 months ago

Best estate cars

If you need a plush and practical family car, it might be worth considering an estate...
BMW X2 Review 4 months ago

BMW X2 SUV (2017 - ) review

The BMW X2 is a small SUV that has a sleek, coupe-like design to mark it out from its boxier X1 stablemate, and give it a sportier character. With that in mind, its most direct rival is the Jaguar E-Pace, but it’ll also compete with cars like the Audi Q3 and the Mercedes GLA.