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Sam Naylor

Sam is one of Auto Express' team of car reviewers, contributing in-depth road tests of the latest models on the UK market.
Used Kia Sportage review: 2016 to 2021 (Mk4)
Kia Sportage SUV front 3/4 tracking
Kia Sportage SUV

Used Kia Sportage review: 2016 to 2021 (Mk4)

“The Kia Sportage is a practical, well equipped and easy-to-drive SUV with an impressive warranty covering it for seven years”
12 Apr 2022
Used Kia Sportage review: 2016 to 2021 (Mk4): owner reviews
Kia Sportage SUV front 3/4 tracking
Kia Sportage SUV

Used Kia Sportage review: 2016 to 2021 (Mk4): owner reviews

“The Kia Sportage is a practical, well equipped and easy-to-drive SUV with an impressive warranty covering it for seven years”
12 Apr 2022
Black box car finance: pay as you go car deals explained
Young driver black box
Car finance

Black box car finance: pay as you go car deals explained

You may be able to get pay as you go (PAYG) car finance even with bad credit using a black box scheme. Read everything you need to know about it here
30 Mar 2022
New 2022 Mercedes GLC SUV: next model shown undergoing winter testing
Mercedes GLC winter test spy shot
Mercedes GLC

New 2022 Mercedes GLC SUV: next model shown undergoing winter testing

A new version of the Mercedes GLC is entering the final stages of testing ahead of its launch this year
30 Mar 2022
No-deposit car finance explained
DS 3 Crossback in yellow
Car finance

No-deposit car finance explained

Yes, it’s possible to buy a car on finance with no deposit. Here’s everything you need to know about it, including how it works and who can use it
28 Mar 2022
Bad credit van finance: how you buy a van with a poor credit rating
Vauxhall Vivaro van
Car finance

Bad credit van finance: how you buy a van with a poor credit rating

Bad credit doesn’t make buying a van on finance impossible, just harder. Here’s how to get into a van even if your credit rating is poor
28 Mar 2022
Used Fiat 500 review: 2008 to present (Mk1)
2019 Fiat 500 driving
Fiat 500

Used Fiat 500 review: 2008 to present (Mk1)

"The Fiat 500 is one of the most fashionable cars on the road, yet it’s also one of the most affordable as a used buy"
15 Mar 2022
Used Range Rover Evoque review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk1)
Range Rover Evoque Mk1 driving
Range Rover Evoque SUV

Used Range Rover Evoque review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk1)

“The Range Rover Evoque is the smallest, most affordable car with a Range Rover badge, but may have some reliability issues”
21 Feb 2022
Used Range Rover Evoque review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk1): owner reviews
Range Rover Evoque Mk1 driving
Range Rover Evoque SUV

Used Range Rover Evoque review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk1): owner reviews

“The Range Rover Evoque is the smallest, most affordable car with a Range Rover badge, but may have some reliability issues”
21 Feb 2022
Used Audi A3 review: 2012 to 2020 (Mk3) : owner reviews
Used Audi A3 review: 2012 to 2020 (Mk3)
Audi A3

Used Audi A3 review: 2012 to 2020 (Mk3) : owner reviews

"The Audi A3 is a practical and upmarket small family car with a superb interior and some efficient engines to choose from"
17 Feb 2022
Used Audi A3 review: 2012 to 2020 (Mk3)
Used Audi A3 review: 2012 to 2020 (Mk3)
Audi A3

Used Audi A3 review: 2012 to 2020 (Mk3)

"The Audi A3 is a practical and upmarket small family car with a superb interior and some efficient engines to choose from"
17 Feb 2022
Used Renault Captur review: 2013 to 2019 (Mk1) : owner reviews
Used Renault Captur SUV (2013-2019)
Renault Captur SUV

Used Renault Captur review: 2013 to 2019 (Mk1) : owner reviews

"The Renault Captur is a comfortable and easy-to-drive small SUV that should be cheap to run"
3 Feb 2022
Used Renault Captur review: 2013 to 2019 (Mk1)
Used Renault Captur SUV (2013-2019)
Renault Captur SUV

Used Renault Captur review: 2013 to 2019 (Mk1)

"The Renault Captur is a comfortable and easy-to-drive small SUV that should be cheap to run"
3 Feb 2022
Used MINI hatchback review: 2014 to present (Mk3)
Used MINI hatchback: 2014 to present (Mk3) - front 3/4 cornering
Used car reviews

Used MINI hatchback review: 2014 to present (Mk3)

"The MINI hatchback is a stylish, great-to-drive small car with some excellent engines, but it’s not the most practical option"
28 Jan 2022
Used Ford Kuga review: 2012 to 2019 (Mk2)
Ford Kuga Vignale studio front
Ford Kuga SUV

Used Ford Kuga review: 2012 to 2019 (Mk2)

"The Ford Kuga is is a good-to-drive family car with a roomy interior and plenty of kit, but it feels dated next to some of its rivals"
27 Jan 2022
Used Ford Kuga review: 2012 to 2019 (Mk2): owner reviews
Ford Kuga Vignale studio front
Ford Kuga SUV

Used Ford Kuga review: 2012 to 2019 (Mk2): owner reviews

"The Ford Kuga is is a good-to-drive family car with a roomy interior and plenty of kit, but it feels dated next to some of its rivals"
27 Jan 2022
Used Ford Focus review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk3): owner reviews
Ford Focus Zetec
Ford Focus hatchback

Used Ford Focus review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk3): owner reviews

"The Ford Focus is a comfortable, fun-to-drive and well-equipped family car that makes a great used buy"
26 Jan 2022
Used Ford Focus review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk3)
Ford Focus Zetec
Ford Focus hatchback

Used Ford Focus review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk3)

"The Ford Focus is a comfortable, fun-to-drive and well-equipped family car that makes a great used buy"
26 Jan 2022
Used Volvo XC40 review: 2018 to present (Mk1)
Used Volvo XC40 review: 2018-Present (Mk1) - front 3/4
Volvo XC40

Used Volvo XC40 review: 2018 to present (Mk1)

"The Volvo XC40 is an upmarket and comfortable family SUV with a wide range of engines to choose from"
21 Jan 2022
Used BMW 1 Series review: 2011 to 2019 (Mk2)
2015 BMW 1 Series driving
BMW 1 Series hatchback

Used BMW 1 Series review: 2011 to 2019 (Mk2)

"The BMW 1 Series is great to drive, efficient and has a high-quality interior, but it’s not the most practical family hatch"
20 Jan 2022
Used BMW 1 Series review: 2011 to 2019 (Mk2): owner reviews
2015 BMW 1 Series driving
BMW 1 Series hatchback

Used BMW 1 Series review: 2011 to 2019 (Mk2): owner reviews

"The BMW 1 Series is great to drive, efficient and has a high-quality interior, but it’s not the most practical family hatch"
20 Jan 2022
Used Peugeot 3008 review: 2017 to present (Mk2)
Used Peugeot 3008 review: 2017-Present (mk2) - front 3/4 driving
Peugeot 3008

Used Peugeot 3008 review: 2017 to present (Mk2)

"The Peugeot 3008 is an upmarket and practical family SUV that makes a great second-hand buy"
20 Jan 2022
Used Nissan Qashqai review: 2014 to 2021 (Mk2) : owner reviews
Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai SUV

Used Nissan Qashqai review: 2014 to 2021 (Mk2) : owner reviews

"The Nissan Qashqai is a popular family SUV that’s practical, good to drive and affordable to buy and own"
13 Jan 2022
Used Nissan Qashqai review: 2014 to 2021 (Mk2)
Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai SUV

Used Nissan Qashqai review: 2014 to 2021 (Mk2)

"The Nissan Qashqai is a popular family SUV that’s practical, good to drive and affordable to buy and own"
13 Jan 2022
Used Mercedes A-Class review: 2012 to 2018 (Mk3): owner reviews
Mercedes A-Class Mk3 (2012-2018)
Mercedes A-Class hatchback

Used Mercedes A-Class review: 2012 to 2018 (Mk3): owner reviews

“The Mercedes A-Class is a smart, classy family hatchback with an excellent interior and low running costs"
11 Jan 2022
Used Mercedes A-Class review: 2012 to 2018 (Mk3)
Mercedes A-Class Mk3 (2012-2018)
Mercedes A-Class hatchback

Used Mercedes A-Class review: 2012 to 2018 (Mk3)

“The Mercedes A-Class is a smart, classy family hatchback with an excellent interior and low running costs"
11 Jan 2022
Used Audi A1 review: 2010 to 2019 (Mk1)
Used Audi A1 review: 2010 to 2019 (Mk1) - front
Audi A1 hatchback

Used Audi A1 review: 2010 to 2019 (Mk1)

“The Audi A1 is a small car with many qualities that remind us of larger, more expensive models”
10 Jan 2022
Used Audi A1 review: 2010 to 2019 (Mk1) : owner reviews
Used Audi A1 review: 2010 to 2019 (Mk1) - front
Audi A1 hatchback

Used Audi A1 review: 2010 to 2019 (Mk1) : owner reviews

“The Audi A1 is a small car with many qualities that remind us of larger, more expensive models”
10 Jan 2022
Nissan Qashqai: old vs new
Nissan Qashqai: Old vs New
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai: old vs new

Is the latest Nissan Qashqai better than the popular previous-generation model? We find out
27 Aug 2021
What is MirrorLink?
what is mirrorlink?
Tips and advice

What is MirrorLink?

MirrorLink lets you connect your phone to your car. We explain what is is and how it works
25 Jan 2021
Ford Mondeo: full prices and specifications
Ford Mondeo hatchback

Ford Mondeo: full prices and specifications

Full details of the latest Ford Mondeo have been announced
23 Jun 2016
New Infiniti Q30 revealed with £20k price tag
Infiniti

New Infiniti Q30 revealed with £20k price tag

Exterior and interior pictures show sporty rival to Audi A3
15 Sep 2015
BMW i8 2014 price, release date & specs
BMW i8 2013 main
BMW i3 hatchback

BMW i8 2014 price, release date & specs

The BMW i8 supercar will be priced from £99,845, when it goes on sale in the summer
11 Feb 2014
New Nissan Qashqai 2014 price & release date
Nissan Qashqai 2014 front quarter static
Nissan Qashqai SUV

New Nissan Qashqai 2014 price & release date

The Nissan Qashqai 2014 is on sale now and is priced from just £17,595
21 Jan 2014
BMW 2 Series price, specs and release date
BMW 1 Series coupe

BMW 2 Series price, specs and release date

We've compiled everything you need to know about the brand-new BMW 2 Series coupe
9 Jan 2014
New Renault Megane price, release date and specs
Renault Megane 2014 hatchback five door
Renault Megane hatchback

New Renault Megane price, release date and specs

We've got everything you need to know about the 2014 Renault Megane
13 Dec 2013