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Ben Custard

Ben is our Senior Content Editor, helping to keep our news, reviews and guides updated and accurate. After finishing his Journalism degree in 2017, he wrote for a string of car websites including this one. In January 2019 he joined the team full-time, and won a ‘rising star’ industry award a year later. He’s keen on hot hatches, estate cars and obscure Japanese cars, and usually works remotely with the Gloucestershire countryside as a backdrop.

2021 Citroen C3 updated with more equipment
2021 Citroen C3
Citroën C3

2021 Citroen C3 updated with more equipment

Citroen has announced a set of updates for the C3 supermini, including the withdrawal of the Shine trim
21 Oct 2021
Speed awareness course: how much does it cost, how long does it take and how do you do one online?
Police car - open boot
Tips and advice

Speed awareness course: how much does it cost, how long does it take and how do you do one online?

If you’re caught speeding, you could take a speed awareness course instead of getting points on your licence - our guide explains all
21 Oct 2021
SsangYong Musso pickup review
SsangYong Musso facelift off-road
SsangYong Musso

SsangYong Musso pickup review

“The SsangYong Musso pickup offers some of the luxury of the Volkswagen Amarok while undercutting the Ford Ranger, but it’s poor to drive and thirsty”
20 Oct 2021
Top 10 best sports and performance SUVs 2021
Cupra Formentor
Performance cars

Top 10 best sports and performance SUVs 2021

Need a blend of speed and space? These are the best performance SUVs to choose
20 Oct 2021
Plug-in car grant: a complete guide
Mazda MX-30 charging
Tips and advice

Plug-in car grant: a complete guide

The PiCG has been extended until 2022/23 but is now less than it was before
19 Oct 2021
New 2022 Mercedes GLC will have more tech
Mercedes GLC render
Mercedes GLC

New 2022 Mercedes GLC will have more tech

Mercedes GLC is brand’s best-selling SUV in the UK and new version is due next year
15 Oct 2021
Fiat 500 RED editions launched as part of charity partnership
Fiat 500 RED
Fiat

Fiat 500 RED editions launched as part of charity partnership

Both Fiat 500 models and the 500X SUV get red-themed editions, starting from £16,435
15 Oct 2021
Top 10 best company cars 2021
Hyundai Ioniq 5 front 3/4 cornering
Best cars

Top 10 best company cars 2021

There are so many attractive choices these days that picking the best company car can be quite a challenge. We look at the best of today's most popula…
14 Oct 2021
MINI Convertible review
Best Convertible: MINI Convertible
MINI Convertible

MINI Convertible review

"This MINI Convertible is the best yet, delivering the driving fun and style of the hatchback with the added thrill of top-down motoring"
14 Oct 2021
MINI Convertible owner reviews
Best Convertible: MINI Convertible
MINI Convertible

MINI Convertible owner reviews

"This MINI Convertible is the best yet, delivering the driving fun and style of the hatchback with the added thrill of top-down motoring"
14 Oct 2021
Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback review
Best Small Company Car: Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback review

"The Volkswagen ID.3 is essentially a futuristic, electric version of the the Golf, and VW hopes it will prove just as popular"
14 Oct 2021
Ford Fiesta wins 2022 Carbuyer Used Car of the Year award
Ford Fiesta - Best Used Car of the Year 2022
Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta wins 2022 Carbuyer Used Car of the Year award

A multiple award winner as a new car in the past, the Ford Fiesta has now been named the Carbuyer Used Car of the Year for 2022
14 Oct 2021
Apple CarPlay: compatible cars, how it works and how to get it
Apple CarPlay screen
Tips and advice

Apple CarPlay: compatible cars, how it works and how to get it

What is the Apple CarPlay app? How does it work? Can CarPlay be wireless? We answer these questions and more
13 Oct 2021
Diesel Particulate Filters: what is a DPF and which cars come with one?
Smoky exhaust pipe
Tips and advice

Diesel Particulate Filters: what is a DPF and which cars come with one?

All modern diesel cars are fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). We explain what it is, why your car needs one and how to keep it maintained.…
13 Oct 2021
Top 10 best used electric cars 2021
Red Nissan Leaf
Electric cars

Top 10 best used electric cars 2021

Second-hand EVs are becoming more widely available - here are the best used electric cars to buy this year
13 Oct 2021
Electric MG 5 EV estate gets new look for 2022
New MG 5 EV
MG 5

Electric MG 5 EV estate gets new look for 2022

The MG 5 has a 249-mile range and updated infotainment
12 Oct 2021
New 2022 Ford Tourneo Connect MPV unveiled
New Ford Tourneo Connect Active
Ford Tourneo Connect

New 2022 Ford Tourneo Connect MPV unveiled

New Tourneo Connect people carrier is heavily based on the Volkswagen Caddy
12 Oct 2021
New electric SUV set to replace Renault Kadjar in 2022
Renault large SUV render
Renault

New electric SUV set to replace Renault Kadjar in 2022

Our exclusive images preview how the new model may look
8 Oct 2021
Top 10 best hot hatchbacks 2021
Hyundai i20 N
Hot hatches

Top 10 best hot hatchbacks 2021

The best hot hatchbacks offer sports car thrills and performance with everyday usability and practicality for a reasonable price.
8 Oct 2021
The UK's top 10 best-selling cars 2021
Tesla Model 3 saloon
Best cars

The UK's top 10 best-selling cars 2021

Here we analyse the trends in new car buying patterns and give you a run down of the most popular cars in the UK
7 Oct 2021
New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed
2021 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer MPV

New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed

Similar looks hide all-new underpinnings and technology for BMW 2 Series MPV
5 Oct 2021
Top 10 best nearly new cars 2021
Renault Captur
Best cars

Top 10 best nearly new cars 2021

If you can’t justify buying a brand-new car but want all the latest features, a nearly new car will appeal. Here are the best
4 Oct 2021
Top 10 best 4x4s and SUVs 2021
Peugeot 3008 SUV rear 3/4 tracking
Family SUVs

Top 10 best 4x4s and SUVs 2021

We pick out the top 10 best 4x4s and SUVs, including our favourite choices for a range of budgets
29 Sep 2021
Audi Q2 owner reviews
Audi Q2 SUV
Audi Q2

Audi Q2 owner reviews

"The Audi Q2 is a stylish small SUV with an impressive engine range and a comfortable interior"
23 Sep 2021
Audi Q2 SUV review
Audi Q2 SUV
Audi Q2

Audi Q2 SUV review

"The Audi Q2 is a stylish small SUV with an impressive engine range and a comfortable interior"
23 Sep 2021
What is E10 fuel? Can my car run on E10 petrol?
What is E10 fuel? Can my car run on E10 petrol?
Tips and advice

What is E10 fuel? Can my car run on E10 petrol?

A new type of petrol called E10 has been introduced in the UK. Find out what it is and if your car is E10 compatible with our guide
22 Sep 2021
Best new cars coming in 2021
Best cars 2021 hero
News

Best new cars coming in 2021

What can you expect to see in showrooms this year? Our guide reveals all
20 Sep 2021
Audi Q4 e-tron vs VW ID.4 vs Skoda Enyaq: rivals comparison
Audi Q4 e-tron vs VW ID.4 vs Skoda Enyaq header
Compare cars

Audi Q4 e-tron vs VW ID.4 vs Skoda Enyaq: rivals comparison

These three electric SUVs from Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda share a number of parts but which one is best?
16 Sep 2021
New Mercedes EQS electric saloon now on sale from £99,995
2021 Mercedes EQS front 3/4 tracking
Mercedes

New Mercedes EQS electric saloon now on sale from £99,995

The Mercedes EQS is the brand’s first electric saloon and comes with a host of revolutionary technology and an impressive range
15 Sep 2021
New 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure revealed
Toyota RAV4 Adventure
Toyota RAV4

New 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure revealed

New RAV4 model introduces Toyota’s 2022 upgrades for its rival to the Hyundai Tucson
14 Sep 2021
New Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid Black Edition launched
Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid Black Edition driving
Citroen C5 Aircross

New Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid Black Edition launched

Citroen introduces range-topping trim level for its first plug-in hybrid
14 Sep 2021
Mercedes C-Class: old vs new
Mercedes C-Class: old vs new
Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class: old vs new

A new version of the Mercedes C-Class executive saloon arrived in 2021 but how does it compare to the old model?
10 Sep 2021
Next-generation Ford Ranger teased ahead of 2022 launch
Ford Ranger teaser
Ford Ranger

Next-generation Ford Ranger teased ahead of 2022 launch

New Ford Ranger pickup will have a more imposing design and off-road capabilities
9 Sep 2021
What is Volkswagen 4MOTION? Should you choose it?
What is VW 4MOTION
Volkswagen

What is Volkswagen 4MOTION? Should you choose it?

Volkswagen’s 4MOTION models all have four-wheel drive, but there are pros and cons – read more here
9 Sep 2021
Baby Jeep SUV set to be electric-only
Baby Jeep exclusive image
Jeep

Baby Jeep SUV set to be electric-only

A smaller entry-level Jeep model will be the firm’s smallest SUV yet and will arrive by 2025
9 Sep 2021
Your complete BMW car configurator guide
BMW M4 configurator
BMW

Your complete BMW car configurator guide

Your complete guide to the official online BMW car configurator and the process of building your new BMW car
8 Sep 2021