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Complete advice to buying a new or used car

CONTRARY TO popular belief, not everyone makes a beeline for the seaside or DIY stores when it’s a bank holiday. Thousands of drivers descend on car dealers, to browse the new or used cars on offer, take test drives, talk finance and haggle over a part exchange valuation.

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If you’re one of them, then the good news is that Driving is here to help. We have the most penetrating reviews, a wealth of practical advice, a handy facility to search for a car based on your practical needs and can even point bargain hunters to cars that have been discounted.

So before heading out to buy your next car, make sure you’re in the driving seat with our helpful car buying advice.


Advice: Everything you need to know when test-driving and buying a car

From getting the most out of taking a test drive to knowing how to check how safe a car is in an accident, Driving has a wealth of car buying advice all in one place. So whether you’re a first time car buyer or a seasoned driver with many miles and models under your belt, be sure to check our helpful advice so you can make the most informed choice possible.

 Broswe all advice from the expert team at Driving


Driving’s Top 100 CarsSunday Times Driving Top 100 Cars 2014

The Top 100 Cars is your shortcut to some of the very best cars reviewed by the team at Driving. All of the popular categories of car are covered, with everything from pint-size city cars to supersize SUVs ranked in order so drivers can be sure the cars added to their shopping shortlist are the best available. And if you just want to fantasise and kick the tyres of a supercar, well, they’re all reviewed and rated too.

Read Driving’s guide to the Top 100 Cars


What does Jeremy Clarkson think?

He’s the best-known car critic ever to climb behind the wheel, and there aren’t many cars he hasn’t driven. Well, there was the Vauxhall Vectra, but that’s another story. So whether you’re researching which is the best car for your needs or just want to put your feet up and enjoy Jeremy Clarkson’s punchy prose, all his reviews for The Sunday Times Driving are here for your entertainment.

Browse and read Jeremy Clarkson’s car reviews


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Confused? Try our handy Lifestyle Search tool

To help show the type of cars that may best suit the needs of car buyers, Driving has a handy Lifestyle Search tool. It allows cars to be selected according to certain preferences, such as how much money drivers want to spend, the ideal miles per gallon the car should achieve, how many people will have to be carried and what sort of gadgets and gizmos they’d prefer. Oh, and there’s also the facility to select a colour, even pink.

Try the Lifestyle Search


Looking for a bargain car? Look no further

Discounts on used cars are all listed in one convenient place at

If you’re looking for a discount on a used car, Driving has all the recently reduced models in one place. Our Reduced Cars section of the website shows car buyers the latest deals, so whether you’re searching for a small but perfectly formed people carrier, like a 2014 Ford B-Max reduced by £1000, or would like one of the best compact SUVs on the road – the Mazda CX-5, with £1000 off a 2013 model – Driving puts the deals at your fingertips.

Check out the hundreds of discounted used cars on