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What Car?

What Car?

June 2020

Britain's best car buying guide now has a brand new look with an extra 40-pages in every issue, giving you more of What Car?'s famous comparison tests than ever before and more invaluable buying advice for every car on sale. Plus, What Car?'s Target Price promise could save you thousands off the price of your next car. No wonder they call us the car buyer's bible!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Haymarket Media Group Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

‘In the car world, it’s a simple case of supply and demand favouring buyers now’ I bought my first house (okay, flat) during the 2008 financial crisis. I was lucky; both my wife and I remained in work, and we were able to get on the housing ladder at a time when prices were more affordable than they had been in years. It was a simple case of the rules of supply and demand favouring buyers, and it’s the same story today in the car world. Some factories may have shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, but most brands hold large stocks of cars that they’re keen to shift. And with so few people looking to buy right now, dealers are more likely than ever to offer you a big discount. From…

1 min.
target price

The What Car? Target Price is the maximum you should pay for your new car and is set by our team of mystery shoppers. Every day they haggle to see what discounts are available across the UK. And all What Car?-approved dealers will at least match Target Price. In a lot of cases, however, you can save even more by using our New Car Buying service. Just head to whatcar.com/new-car-deals and select the car you’re interested in, and dealers will compete for your business. It’s all done through our website, so they won’t see your details until you’re ready.…

5 min.
large suvs

Peugeot 5008 Stylish, comfortable and inexpensive to run, this has been our favourite large SUV for three years running Our pick Puretech 130 Allure List price £30,375 Target Price £28,170 Target PCP £330 MPG 46.0 CO2 136g/km For Quiet cruiser with a comfortable ride, a practical and plush interior and a big boot. Against Optional glass roof harms rear head room, while infotainment system is fiddly. WHAT CAR? SAYS THINK OF THE Peugeot 5008 as being the automotive equivalent of a Swiss Army knife, because no matter what situation you’re in, the chances are it will have you well covered. Need to transport seven people? The 5008 has reasonable space in the third row, even for adults, plus three individual middle-row seats that slide and recline for maximum versatility. Need to move an industrial amount of…

7 min.
mpvs

Citroën Berlingo Our MPV of the Year can also be had with a third row of seats Our pick BlueHDi 130 Feel XL List price £24,170 Target Price £20,927 Target PCP £308 MPG 54.2 CO2 137g/km For Comfortable and relaxing to drive, with a vast amount of space and storage inside. Against Wallowy handling; interior plastics feel cheap; laggy infotainment system. WHAT CAR? SAYS IT MAY BE the five-seat version of the Citroën Berlingo that’s our reigning MPV of the Year, but if that’s not enough, the good news is that it also comes in longer XL form with an extra pair of seats. Whether you need to take the family on holiday or an entire weekend’s worth of DIY refuse to the local tip, you’ll find the Berlingo has more than enough space. Not…

6 min.
land rover defender

Our pick D240 110 SE 7 Seat List price £57,985 Target Price £57,985 Target PCP £654 MPG 31.4 CO2 236g/km For Accomplished on road and exceptional off it; class-leading resale values; spacious. Against Pricey after options, while fuel economy and CO2 emissions are poor. WHAT CAR? SAYS UNDERSTANDABLY FOR AN automotive icon, thousands were watching when the covers were finally taken off the new Land Rover Defender late last year, and thousands more waited for the first verdicts to roll in. Fortunately, the wait was worth it, because the new Defender is an altogether more sophisticated machine than the car it replaces: in short, it’s not just for mud-plugging any more. For a start, despite being even more capable off road than the old Defender, the new one is far more comfortable on…

5 min.
porsche taycan

‘Although it’s a very heavy car, the Taycan hides that fact well in corners’ OVER THE PAST decade or so, we’ve seen the development of electric cars that are brutally quick (the Tesla Model S luxury saloon, for example), affordable (Peugeot e-208 and Renault Zoe hatchbacks) and so well rounded that we’d happily consider one over a conventionally powered alternative; Kia e-Niro family SUV, take a bow. However, none has been truly rewarding to drive – until now. The Taycan is Porsche’s first electric car – a luxury saloon rival for the Model S. As you probably know, the German brand has a reputation for making outstanding driver’s cars – the Macan S is our reigning Sports SUV of the Year, for example – and the Taycan promises to be cut from…