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Guide 1 month ago

How do I lease a car using contract hire (PCH)?

This is a method of leasing rather than getting finance to buy, but it’s still a way of getting a new car for affordable monthly payments. You pay a deposit and monthly instalments, both of which tend to be lower than with HP or PCP, but never own the car. At the end of the agreement, hand it back, or sign up to another agreement.
Advice 1 month ago

Driving in Italy

Stay legal and safe when enjoying Italy’s beautiful roads. Our guide to driving in Italy includes the documents you’ll need, Italian road etiquette and more.
2019 Porsche 911 Review 1 month ago

Porsche 911 Coupe (2019 - ) review

The 911 is one of the world’s most iconic sports cars. This version – codenamed 992 – is the eighth generation of a car first launched in 1963. It competes with cars like the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT and Jaguar F-Type.
2019 Kia Proceed Review 2 months ago

Kia Proceed hatchback (2018 - ) review

The Proceed is part-hatchback, part-estate, a stylish and slightly more premium version of the Ceed that offers a cheaper alternative to cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake.
Guide 2 months ago

Bad credit car finance

If you’re looking to buy a new car, but your credit score isn’t very good, there are still potential options out there for you.
Classic muscle cars include Ford Mustangs (pictured) Guide 2 months ago

Muscle cars

Muscle cars are brash, noisy and wildly popular in the US. Meet the most powerful muscle cars, classics from the muscle car era and more.
Feature 2 months ago

Katie Piper Car Confessions

Presenter, philanthropist and author Katie Piper joins Reggie Yates in a Tesla Model S. On the road, they talk about Katie’s charity campaigns, two autobiographies and her children.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Review 2 months ago

Toyota RAV4 SUV (2019 - ) review

The RAV4 is a long-established name in the world of SUVs, and aims to take the fight to cars like the Honda CR-V, Skoda Kodiaq and Mazda CX-5. This latest version comes only as a hybrid model.
Guide 2 months ago

What is tyre speed rating?

A tyre speed rating shows the maximum speed a tyre is legally approved for. Learn where to find it, how to test it and more in Auto Trader’s comprehensive guide.
Long-term Review 2 months ago

Living with a... Ford Fiesta

You probably know what we're going to say... the Ford Fiesta is the UK's best-selling car ever. 'But why?' you ask. Digital content editor Rachael Hogg is spending six months with one to find out.
Audi TT Coupe Review 2 months ago

Audi TT Coupe (2019 - ) review

This TT is a revised version of the sports car launched in 2014. Its rivals include the Porsche Cayman and the BMW 2 Series.
Lexus ES Review 2 months ago

Lexus ES 300h saloon (2019 - ) review

The Lexus ES is a Japanese alternative to the German saloons that dominate the executive car class. It has plenty going for it, so at long last, Lexus has a genuine contender for your cash.
2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N Review 2 months ago

Hyundai i30 Fastback N (2019 - ) review

If you’re looking for a hot hatch, that’s not quite a hatch, but still delivers on fun, power, practicality and driver engagement, take a look at the Hyundai i30 Fastback N.
Long-term Review 2 months ago

Living with a… Dacia Logan MCV

There are some cheap cars out there on the new car market, but what’s the cheapest one a family can get away with as its only car? Auto Trader’s Road Test Editor Ivan Aistrop reckons that honour falls to the Dacia Logan MCV. Over the next six months, he’ll see if he’s right.
Best Of 2 months ago

Best of 2018 at Auto Trader

From the biggest car brands, to the biggest selling models, and everything in between, see what was the most popular on Auto Trader in 2018.
Advice 2 months ago

What are LED and xenon car lights?

Many modern cars come with xenon or LED lights, and, in some cases, both. But what are they and how do car headlights work?
Nissan Invisible to Visible CES 2019 Best Of 2 months ago

Coolest car technology from CES 2019

From walking cars to huge developments in autonomous cars, and even a riderless bike, here’s all the coolest car and bike technology from the 2019 CES.