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Community Level 5wilsam00


what car

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"...you a quick idea of what you are going to get for your money and what you can have as extras and what they are going to cost The following information is given on nearly every new car in the Book § What car verdict § On the road price § § Cost per mile § Maximum service cost § Insurance group/typical quote § Retained value (after 3years/36,000 miles § Official/extra urban § Official combined § What car touring rate § Road test ..." Read review

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Community Level 5Solex


Now WHAT CAR shall I buy

AdvantagesGreat in-depth information on cars

DisadvantagesMaybe should have a sports section

"...to read and it’s called What Car? (For all you people who haven’t read the category) I never used to read What Car? or Auto Express but I used to read a magazine called Complete Car. I found some the other day and I still think they were good (I got my name in their once). But they merged with Autocar and so dropped in my estimation. I tried Carweek but that mysteriously went defunct. This then led me onto Auto Express, the weekly mag, ..." Read review

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Community Level 5polydeuces


A Friend In The Trade

AdvantagesGood Round-Up of statistics, good reviews

DisadvantagesWriting can be a bit repetitive

"...couple of consecutive copies of What Car and used its articles to point me in the right direction. The road test reports it carries have varying levels of thoroughness and depth. There are short first drive reports and much longer first impression reports, there are articles of ‘What’s new’ in which recent or about to be launched models are previewed. The Group Tests which What Car does are very useful and it is always worth looking out for ..." Read review

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Community Level 1StephenM8


What Car? Magazine review, silly

AdvantagesA lot of onformation available

DisadvantagesNot always bang up to date.

"I was very surprised to find that no one else had reviewed this magazine. I was under the impression that it was at least one of Britain's best selling car magazines. Oh well. I hope mine is sufficient. I have visited this site a few times. It doesn't seem to be updated as often as Autoexpress.co.uk (please read my review of that as well) but still, it has plenty of encyclopediac information available, such as car prices and specification. Also, ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Aj2001


The Definitive Car Magazine

Advantageswell laid out, full of stats, takes years to read it all!

DisadvantagesPuts you off buying that hot hatch when you see the MPG

"...What Car? is an epic Bible of a car magazine, full of every possible stat you could think of on every single car for sale in the UK. It was the 1st motoring magazine to include the specs for each and every car and soon all the competition followed suit, but What Car? Also has many other strengths over the competition. Like most magazines What Car? starts of with short blips of news which would include items such as Safety breakthroughs and new ..." Read review

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Community Level 3winprizes2...


Solid as a Volvo

Advantagesvast database of figures

Disadvantagesmuch unchanged from month to month

"To call What Car? a magazine seems a little unfair - it is in fact a giant tome of motoring statistics published monthly. As a car buyers guide it has reasonable coverage fo the months new entrants to the UK car market, and three or four road tests or group tests along with a couple of features on safety or car security etc. The strenght of this magazine is its impressivly in depth and well laid out facts and figures listing. Every new car is listed ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Valleysboy76


Buying a car

AdvantagesEasy to read, unbiased


"...its always good to know what is going on in the manufacturing world! being quite cheaply priced as well (in comparsion to buying a car!) i would highly recomend this to anyone that is looking to buy a car, and avoid the car salesman's biased approch to whatever dealer he works for, (no offence) Go on! buy it! i promise you wont be disappointed ..." Read review

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Community Level 1KellyB1981


Great source of information

AdvantagesGreat source of information

DisadvantagesSometimes not accurate with info

"I use What Car? in my job dealing with company cars. It's a great source of information. The company car tax calculator is great - and I use it often! The magazine is packed full of ideas for new cars with great reviews and test drives so you get the full information. I do feel though, as with most car (or in fact most magazines) magazines there are too many advertisements! The section at the back with the specifics for each car and how much extra's ..." Read review

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