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Steve Walker

Steve Walker is group web editor at Autovia, overseeing the online presence of Auto Express, Carbuyer, evo and DrivingElectric. Steve has been working as a motoring journalist, road tester and editor since 2002 and has written about cars for numerous titles over the years from Coach and Bus Week and the Yorkshire Post to The Scotsman, AutoTrader, MSN and the Wall Street Journal

Steve says…

“We want Carbuyer to be your guide to the modern car market and you could argue that a bit of guidance has never been more useful than it is today. The diversity of models, brands, power options, technology and ways to buy can get very confusing and it’s great to be able to help our readers make sense of it all.”

Steve Walker’s expertise and interests

  • Electric cars
  • Family cars
  • Car review formats and data
  • Company cars and tax
  • Vans 

Steve’s top tips for car buyers

  1. Colour matters more than you think. Your choice of new car colour shouldn’t just be based on what you like. Remember that bold colours can hurt residual values and that some models can be more sensitive to certain shades than others, particularly those with dark trim or design elements that stand out against light coloured bodywork. 
  2. With electric cars, don’t focus on range at the expense of efficiency. A more efficient EV will see you get more miles from each battery charge and trips of 200 miles plus, where you need that big range figure, are a rarity for most drivers. 
  3. If you’ve got kids in car seats or booster seats remember that they can actually need more rear legroom than adults because their feet won’t reach down far enough to fit under the front seat. Take the kids with you on your test drive. 

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