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Ben Hodges

Ben is the deputy web editor of Carbuyer, and responsible for ensuring the site is updated with the latest car reviews, best car lists, advice and news.

How to buy a secondhand hybrid
Tips and advice

How to buy a secondhand hybrid

Our comprehensive guide on what to look out for when buying a used hybrid car
18 Jan 2021
Android Auto: everything you need to know
Tips and advice

Android Auto: everything you need to know

In-car smartphone connectivity is a big part of a new car’s appeal and Android Auto is one of the most common systems
15 Jan 2021
Best road-tax-free cars
Best cars

Best road-tax-free cars

Only new electric and hydrogen-powered cars are free from annual road tax today, but a range of used cars are available without any road tax.
14 Jan 2021
Best Motability cars
Best cars

Best Motability cars

If you’re eligible for a Motability car, our run-down recommends 10 of the best.
14 Jan 2021
New Dacia Bigster concept breaks cover
Dacia

New Dacia Bigster concept breaks cover

The rugged Bigster previews the firm’s largest model to date, which will be powered by both hybrid and alternative energy powertrains
14 Jan 2021
Audi TT coupe review
Audi TT

Audi TT coupe review

"The Audi TT coupe is a modern and attractive two-door with one of the best interiors of any car on sale, plus impressively economical engines"
14 Jan 2021
Manual or automatic gearbox – which is best?
A six-speed manual gearbox is standard with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine – 99bhp versions have a six-speed automatic option
Tips and advice

Manual or automatic gearbox – which is best?

A closer look at which gearbox could be right for you, with all types explained and which is best
13 Jan 2021
2021 Hyundai Kona N: prices, specs, release date and prototype drive
Hyundai Kona

2021 Hyundai Kona N: prices, specs, release date and prototype drive

New 278bhp Kona N SUV will be a rival to the VW T-Roc R and have an automatic gearbox as standard
13 Jan 2021
Ford Puma SUV review
Ford Puma

Ford Puma SUV review

"The Ford Puma is the best small SUV to drive and represents good value but its looks are divisive"
12 Jan 2021
2021 BMW M3 Competition saloon now on sale
BMW M3 saloon

2021 BMW M3 Competition saloon now on sale

New BMW M3 has 503bhp and a £74,755 price tag
12 Jan 2021
Ford Mondeo hybrid review
Ford Mondeo hybrid front 3/4 tracking
Ford Mondeo hybrid

Ford Mondeo hybrid review

“The Ford Mondeo hybrid is hard to recommend over the diesel equivalent – unless you’re a company car driver”
11 Jan 2021
Tyre speed rating and labelling guide
Tips and advice

Tyre speed rating and labelling guide

All you need to know about speed rating, tyre labels and how to choose the best tyres for your car
8 Jan 2021
Audi A5 Sportback hatchback review
With four doors and a hatchback boot, the Audi A5 Sportback is more practical than the Audi A5 Coupe
Audi A5 Sportback hatchback

Audi A5 Sportback hatchback review

“Contemporary looks, the latest technology and great practicality make the Audi A5 Sportback an interesting alternative to top executive saloons”
7 Jan 2021
Audi A5 Sportback hatchback owner reviews
With four doors and a hatchback boot, the Audi A5 Sportback is more practical than the Audi A5 Coupe
Audi A5 Sportback hatchback

Audi A5 Sportback hatchback owner reviews

“Contemporary looks, the latest technology and great practicality make the Audi A5 Sportback an interesting alternative to top executive saloons”
7 Jan 2021
Ford Mondeo owner reviews
Ford Mondeo hatchback front 3/4 tracking
Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo owner reviews

"The most recent Ford Mondeo is a quiet and relaxing cruiser, with efficient engines, but previous versions were more fun to drive"
6 Jan 2021
Ford Mondeo hatchback review
Ford Mondeo hatchback front 3/4 tracking
Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo hatchback review

"The most recent Ford Mondeo is a quiet and relaxing cruiser, with efficient engines, but previous versions were more fun to drive"
6 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: can I still drive my car?
Audi S6 Avant estate front cornering
Tips and advice

Coronavirus: can I still drive my car?

The COVID-19 restrictions affect how you can use your car across across the UK: here’s everything you need to know
6 Jan 2021
Best cars under £2,000
Tips and advice

Best cars under £2,000

We explore the used-car bargains that can be bagged for £2,000 or under
5 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: how does it affect MoT, servicing and repairs
Tips and advice

Coronavirus: how does it affect MoT, servicing and repairs

Does your car need maintenance or an MoT test during the COVID-19 outbreak? We explain everything you need to know
5 Jan 2021
All-new Range Rover Crossover due to launch in 2021
Range Rover PHEV

All-new Range Rover Crossover due to launch in 2021

A new Range Rover Crossover will join the firm’s line-up this year with petrol, diesel and electrified powertrains
28 Dec 2020
2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV: prices, specs and release date
Alfa Romeo Tonale
Alfa Romeo

2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV: prices, specs and release date

The Alfa Romeo Tonale has been previewed as a concept before it goes on sale in 2021
23 Dec 2020
Top 3 used hardtop convertibles for £20,000
Convertibles

Top 3 used hardtop convertibles for £20,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for a used hardtop convertible costing less than £20,000. What do you recommend?”
17 Dec 2020
Facelifted Hyundai Kona on sale in January 2021
2020 Hyundai Kona N Line - Front 3/4 dynamic
Hyundai Kona

Facelifted Hyundai Kona on sale in January 2021

Hyundai’s smallest SUV gets a redesigned nose and a sporty new N Line model
16 Dec 2020
Nissan Qashqai owner reviews
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai owner reviews

"The Nissan Qashqai is a practical SUV with the running costs of a hatchback, and a facelift has only increased its appeal"
16 Dec 2020
Nissan Qashqai SUV review
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai SUV review

"The Nissan Qashqai is a practical SUV with the running costs of a hatchback, and a facelift has only increased its appeal"
16 Dec 2020
2020 Kia Sorento SUV: plug-in hybrid pricing revealed
Kia Sorento SUV

2020 Kia Sorento SUV: plug-in hybrid pricing revealed

261bhp plug-in hybrid powertrain available to pre-order in new Kia Sorento now
16 Dec 2020
New electric Subaru SUV confirmed for production
Electric cars

New electric Subaru SUV confirmed for production

Subaru has confirmed plans for an all-new electric SUV model
14 Dec 2020
Top 3 used automatic petrol SUVs for £20,000
Family SUVs

Top 3 used automatic petrol SUVs for £20,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I want a high-spec petrol or hybrid SUV with an automatic gearbox and less than 50,000 miles on the clock. What can I get for £20,000?…
11 Dec 2020
Audi Q3 owner reviews
Even on big wheels, the Audi Q3 is remarkably comfortable.
Audi Q3

Audi Q3 owner reviews

"The latest Audi Q3 is smart outside, clever inside and a pleasure to travel in"
3 Dec 2020
Audi Q3 SUV review
Even on big wheels, the Audi Q3 is remarkably comfortable.
Audi Q3

Audi Q3 SUV review

"The latest Audi Q3 is smart outside, clever inside and a pleasure to travel in"
3 Dec 2020
New 2020 Volkswagen Golf R starts from £39,270
2020 Volkswagen Golf R - teaser image
Volkswagen Golf R hatchback

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf R starts from £39,270

New 316bhp Volkswagen Golf R hot hatch is on sale now
3 Dec 2020
Audi A5 owner reviews
Audi A5 Coupe front 3/4 tracking
Audi A5

Audi A5 owner reviews

“The Audi A5 Coupe is sleek, stylish and luxurious but its driving dynamics are likely to leave the enthusiast a little cold”
1 Dec 2020
Audi A5 Coupe review
Audi A5 Coupe front 3/4 tracking
Audi A5

Audi A5 Coupe review

“The Audi A5 Coupe is sleek, stylish and luxurious but its driving dynamics are likely to leave the enthusiast a little cold”
1 Dec 2020
2021 BMW i4 to feature 4 Series styling
BMW

2021 BMW i4 to feature 4 Series styling

New electric BMW i4 will be rival to Tesla Model 3; 373-mile range promised
27 Nov 2020
UK road tax rules for 2020 explained
Tips and advice

UK road tax rules for 2020 explained

We explain how the current Vehicle Excise Duty system works, and what it means for UK motorists
26 Nov 2020
Dacia Duster SUV review
Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster SUV review

"The great-value Dacia Duster will have you asking why other SUV models are so pricey"
26 Nov 2020