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Ben Hodges

Ben is the deputy web editor of Carbuyer, and responsible for ensuring the site is continually updated with the latest car reviews, best car lists, advice and news while also working behind the scenes on the videos for our YouTube channel. He has owned various cars over the years including an Alfa Romeo 159 and a Subaru Outback, with his current car choices being a Skoda Octavia and a BMW 523i (E39). He has been road testing cars for over four years, having worked as a freelancer for various websites before joining Carbuyer in early 2019. 

New Skoda Kodiaq unveiled for 2021
2021 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline static
Skoda Kodiaq

New Skoda Kodiaq unveiled for 2021

Skoda Kodiaq SUV gets a facelift and a new petrol-powered hot vRS model
13 Apr 2021
Sporty 2021 Hyundai Tucson N Line starts from £31,110
Hyundai Tucson N Line front
Hyundai Tucson

Sporty 2021 Hyundai Tucson N Line starts from £31,110

New Hyundai Tucson N Line gets styling borrowed from ‘N’ performance models
12 Apr 2021
Car showrooms reopen in England and Wales
Car showroom
News

Car showrooms reopen in England and Wales

New and used car dealerships reopen on 12 April with safety measures in place
12 Apr 2021
Ford Fiesta owner reviews
Ford Fiesta Best Buy cutout
Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta owner reviews

"The economical and fun Ford Fiesta is a more complete package than ever before"
8 Apr 2021
Ford Fiesta hatchback review
Ford Fiesta Best Buy cutout
Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta hatchback review

"The economical and fun Ford Fiesta is a more complete package than ever before"
8 Apr 2021
UK road tax rules for 2021 explained
2021 Road Tax explained
Tips and advice

UK road tax rules for 2021 explained

We explain how the current Vehicle Excise Duty system works and what it means for UK motorists
8 Apr 2021
New 2021 DS 9 saloon gets price tag of £40,615
2021 DS 9 saloon - front 3/4 dynamic
DS

New 2021 DS 9 saloon gets price tag of £40,615

Flagship DS 9 saloon will get petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains
7 Apr 2021
Facelifted 2021 Mercedes CLS breaks cover
2021 Mercedes CLS AMG 53 - front 3/4 driving
Mercedes CLS

Facelifted 2021 Mercedes CLS breaks cover

New Mercedes CLS coupe revealed with refreshed design and updated tech
7 Apr 2021
BMW Z4 roadster review
BMW Z4 Roadster
BMW Z4

BMW Z4 roadster review

"The latest BMW Z4 offers good, old-fashioned fun but lighter rivals are more exciting"
6 Apr 2021
BMW Z4 owner reviews
BMW Z4 Roadster
BMW Z4

BMW Z4 owner reviews

"The latest BMW Z4 offers good, old-fashioned fun but lighter rivals are more exciting"
6 Apr 2021
New Toyota GR86 unveiled
2021 Toyota GR86 - front 3/4 view
Toyota

New Toyota GR86 unveiled

The new Toyota GR86 replaces the GT86 sports car
6 Apr 2021
Land Rover Discovery Sport owner reviews
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport owner reviews

"The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a hugely capable and surprisingly good value for money, family-friendly SUV"
1 Apr 2021
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV review
Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV review

"The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a hugely capable and surprisingly good value for money, family-friendly SUV"
1 Apr 2021
Ford Focus hatchback review
Ford Focus hatchback
Ford Focus

Ford Focus hatchback review

"The latest Ford Focus hatchback fuses sporty road manners with comfort, safety and style"
1 Apr 2021
Ford Focus owner reviews
Ford Focus hatchback
Ford Focus

Ford Focus owner reviews

"The latest Ford Focus hatchback fuses sporty road manners with comfort, safety and style"
1 Apr 2021
2022 Ferrari Purosangue SUV spotted testing
2022 Ferrari Purosangue SUV prototype - front 3/4 view
Ferrari

2022 Ferrari Purosangue SUV spotted testing

New Ferrari Purosangue is the brand’s first ever SUV and will rival the Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX
31 Mar 2021
New Fiat 500 Hey Google range unveiled
Fiat 500, 500X and 500L Hey Google models
Family cars

New Fiat 500 Hey Google range unveiled

Fiat introduces new Hey Google technology to the 500, 500X and 500L models
31 Mar 2021
2021 Volkswagen Caddy California camper starts from £29,965
2020 Volkswagen Caddy California camper - driving
Volkswagen Caddy Life

2021 Volkswagen Caddy California camper starts from £29,965

The Caddy California Mini-camper will sleep two and sit beneath the full-sized California
31 Mar 2021
Audi Q3 owner reviews
Audi Q3 SUV
Audi Q3

Audi Q3 owner reviews

"The latest Audi Q3 is smart outside, clever inside and a pleasure to travel in"
30 Mar 2021
Audi Q3 SUV review
Audi Q3 SUV
Audi Q3

Audi Q3 SUV review

"The latest Audi Q3 is smart outside, clever inside and a pleasure to travel in"
30 Mar 2021
Kia Sorento SUV review
Kia Sorento SUV
Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento SUV review

"The big Kia Sorento is a versatile SUV that's nipping at the heels of premium rivals"
25 Mar 2021
Best car foot pumps to buy 2021
Best car foot pumps
Tips and advice

Best car foot pumps to buy 2021

Keep your tyres at the correct pressure with these affordable foot pumps
24 Mar 2021
Electric Cupra Tavascan crossover confirmed for production
Cupra Tavascan concept
Cupra

Electric Cupra Tavascan crossover confirmed for production

New Cupra Tavascan will arrive in 2024 as the firm’s second pure-electric model
22 Mar 2021
Facelifted 2021 Vauxhall Grandland SUV coming soon
Facelifted 2021 Vauxhall Grandland SUV
Vauxhall Grandland X

Facelifted 2021 Vauxhall Grandland SUV coming soon

Vauxhall’s family SUV will get a refreshed design inspired by the smaller Mokka SUV
22 Mar 2021
2021 BMW iX: xDrive40 and xDrive50 models announced
2021 BMW iX SUV
BMW

2021 BMW iX: xDrive40 and xDrive50 models announced

New BMW iX will go on sale later this year with a price of £69,000; ranges of 249 miles and 373 miles available
16 Mar 2021
BMW 5 Series owner reviews
BMW 5 Series saloon front 3/4 tracking
BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series owner reviews

"The BMW 5 Series has reclaimed its place at the top of the executive saloon class"
15 Mar 2021
BMW 5 Series saloon review
BMW 5 Series saloon front 3/4 tracking
BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series saloon review

"The BMW 5 Series has reclaimed its place at the top of the executive saloon class"
15 Mar 2021
New Skoda Enyaq iV Sportline available to order priced from £39,900
Skoda Enyaq iV Sportline - front 3/4 view
Skoda

New Skoda Enyaq iV Sportline available to order priced from £39,900

Top-spec Sportline model is capable of 327 miles of range
15 Mar 2021
Nissan X-Trail owner reviews
Nissan X-Trail SUV
Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail owner reviews

"The Nissan X-Trail looks good and drives well, but it can be pricey and could do with a bigger choice of engines"
11 Mar 2021
Nissan X-Trail SUV review
Nissan X-Trail SUV
Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail SUV review

"The Nissan X-Trail looks good and drives well, but it can be pricey and could do with a bigger choice of engines"
11 Mar 2021
New Volkswagen Touareg R revealed with plug-in hybrid power
Volkswagen Touareg R driving
Volkswagen Touareg

New Volkswagen Touareg R revealed with plug-in hybrid power

2021 Volkswagen Touareg R shares 456bhp powertrain with Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
11 Mar 2021
BMW 1 Series hatchback review
BMW 1 Series M Sport
BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series hatchback review

"The front-wheel drive BMW 1 Series is great to drive and now has more space, making it a great all-rounder"
8 Mar 2021
BMW 1 Series owner reviews
BMW 1 Series M Sport
BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series owner reviews

"The front-wheel drive BMW 1 Series is great to drive and now has more space, making it a great all-rounder"
8 Mar 2021
What does TSI stand for?
TSI badge
Tips and advice

What does TSI stand for?

The ‘TSI’ petrol engine powers a variety of VW Group cars and we’re here to explain what TSI stands for
5 Mar 2021
Top 3 used 4x4 estate cars for £12,000
Top 3 used 4x4 estate cars for £12,000 - hero
Tips and advice

Top 3 used 4x4 estate cars for £12,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking to buy a used four-wheel-drive estate that can handle slippery roads. What can I get for £12,000?”
5 Mar 2021
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo estate breaks cover
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo estate
Porsche

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo estate breaks cover

New 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo estate gets off-roader styling and more boot space
4 Mar 2021