Written on: 06/11/2013
I've found whatcar to be incredibly biased. In terms of hatchbacks they compare budget cars to premium cars which is just ridiculous. For example slamming a Kia down because it doesn't have the quality of a Volkswagen is just sheer lunacy. There's a reason Vw's cost more btw. As well as that, they always focus too much on the 'fun' factor. Everybody knows the ultimate fun car is a rear wheel drive car, not a front wheel drive hatchback. In comparison top gear or carbuyer are so much better.... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2012 by Donna325 (2 reviews written)
I really do wonder how this magazine arrives at it's scoring for cars. It's basis for quality seems to be proportional to the amount of soft touch plastics are on the dashboard and nothing else. Cars that come top of independent reliability tests are down marked compared to ones that don't do so well, because of perceived quality of soft plastic rather than actual quality/reliability. I used to take notice of this publication at one time, until I found vehicles they rated highly where ones... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2008 by mike
Used this site a lot when I was looking for a car. In fact I found my excellent Ford Fiesta 1.6 through their used car section. The prices on the dealers on their site seemed to be much better than my local ones who were very expensive.
Good valuations which I used on many occasions.
I also have the magazine on each month and find it great for keeping up to date with new cars.
The deals section is really useful and an area you should keep an eye on if you are in the market for a bargain.
Written on: 09/02/2006 by saltrampen2 (22 reviews written)
WhatCar? is a good magazine for the average Car user. They review all types of car, not just the sporty ones. Their reviews give good accounts of each tested vehicle's size / performance / refinement and handling. However they do not say much about each model's reliability in the initial reviews. My overall impression is that they are slightly biased towards the car industry rather than the driver - they often run features (next to adverts for loans) praising th e virtues of older models... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2005 by Big Brother Fan (25 reviews written)
WhatCar? is an excellent magazine for detailing all that is new, old, good and bad in the world of the automobile. I've been reading WhatCar since I was a lad and have never missed an issue. If you like cars then you need WhatCar in your life. It's also handy if you are thinking of buying or selling a new car. (read more)