Market Insight 11 Apr
Most car buyers want fixed prices but one in four enjoys the haggle
One in four car buyers actually enjoys the process of negotiating with a dealer on their purchase, a latest consumer study by What Car? reveals.
Market Insight 15 Mar
Less than 18% of EV buyers happy to rely on public chargers
Just 17.7% of potential electric vehicle (EV) buyers would consider owning a zero-emissions car if they couldn’t charge it at home, according to a new study.
Latest News 9 Mar
Winter weather cuts up to 30% off the range of new EVs, What Car? finds
Winter weather can slash the claimed zero-emissions range of new electric vehicle (EV) by up to a third, according to the findings of testing conducted by What Car?.
Market Insight 1 Mar
Buyers avoid brands based on previous poor reliability with a vehicle
Previous poor reliability with a vehicle has put nearly a third of in-market buyers off from purchasing from the same brand again, research has found.
Market Insight 9 Feb
Motorists keeping cars longer amid aversion to lengthy finance agreements
Over a third of UK motorists are choosing to hold on to their cars longer as the cost-of-living crisis makes consumers increasingly averse to long-term finance agreements.
Manufacturer 20 Jan
Volkswagen ID Buzz crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2023
The Volkswagen ID Buzz has been crowned What Car? Car of the Year 2023.
Market Insight 9 Jan
What Car? reveals car buyer priorities for 2023
Improved dealership experiences, more electric vehicle (EV) range and reduced prices and waiting times on new cars are features car buyers would like to see in 2023.
Market Insight 7 Dec
Half of in-market buyers looking to buy before end of year
Over half (50.8%) of car buyers in the market are looking to place an order or buy a vehicle before the end of 2022, research by What Car? has found.
Finance 16 Nov
New car PCP costs rise by more than 40%, finds WhatCar?
Monthly payments on new car finance contracts have risen by more than 40% on some models since 2019, according to research by What Car?.
Manufacturer 29 Sep
Lexus tops What Car? Reliability Survey with ‘exemplary’ standards
Lexus has topped the rankings in the annual What Car? Reliability Survey with “exemplary” standards across its model range.
Market Insight 14 Sep
Cost-of-living crisis pushing car buyers into finance, research finds
The cost-of-living crisis is pushing new and used car buyers to opt for finance rather than cash purchases, research by What Car? has found.
Latest News 13 Sep
Charging an EV more expensive than filling up with petrol, research finds
The cost of charging an electric car at motorway services can be up to 28% higher than filling up with petrol, research by What Car? has found.
Market Insight 28 Jul
Rising fuel prices cause 38% of drivers to consider an EV
Recent increases in fuel prices have caused 37.94% of drivers previously not in the market for an electric car to consider one as their next vehicle.
Market Insight 20 Jul
Car buyers defer purchases due to rising living costs
More than a third of in-market car buyers have decided to delay their purchase due to rising living costs.
Market Insight 30 Jun
‘Deeply troubled’ UK car manufacturing sector posts first uplift in 11 months
The UK car manufacturing sector was described as “deeply troubled” as soaring energy costs and competition from the EU tempered optimism following the first uplift in productivity for 10 months.
Used Cars 25 May
Auto Trader used car ads to appear on Autocar and What Car? sites
Auto Trader has entered a new partnership with Haymarket Automotive to power the used car pages on its Autocar and What Car? websites.
Market Insight 18 May
Two thirds of car buyers will never buy a diesel
Only 5% of car buyers plan to purchase a diesel powered model and two thirds said they’d never buy one, according to a new study.
Market Insight 27 Apr
A quarter of car buyers more likely to buy British, research finds
A quarter of in-market car buyers say they are more likely to buy from British brands or choose cars manufactured in Britain to support the automotive sector.
Market Insight 24 Mar
Subscriptions models could help buyers switch to an EV, says WhatCar?
Subscription models could help new car buyers who are hesitant about electric vehicles (EV) make the switch, according to the latest research by What Car?.
Market Insight 9 Mar
Online car buyers expect dealers to make a higher profit
Online-only buyers expect car dealers to make a higher share of profit, than those buying direct through showrooms according to a new What Car? survey.