Chris Rees

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Chris is a freelance motoring writer and Which? Car contributor. A complete motoring anorak, he's written 18 automotive books and writes several thousand words a week on motoring subjects.

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Are car recalls good news or bad news for drivers?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 28 June 2013
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A lot of parked cars

When a car manufacturer recalls large numbers of vehicles, it doesn’t look great. But how do you feel about the manufacturers who decide not to recall cars when problems arise? (more about car recalls...)

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Haggling for a new car – terrifying or terrific?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 28 May 2013
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Sealing a deal on a new car

Buying a brand new car is exciting, but haggling for a better deal is not everyone’s idea of fun. Do you enjoy the thrill of haggling in the showroom, or would you rather pay the asking price and avoid the stress? (more about haggling for a new car...)

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Are you driving around in a damaged car?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 10 April 2013
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An accident involving two cars

More than a million crash-damaged cars could be driving unrepaired on UK roads, according to new research. High insurance premiums could be one of the causes. Is your car one of them? (more about unrepaired cars...)

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MOT test checklist – can these simple checks help you pass?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 3 April 2013
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Graphic showing cars

MOT failures caused by simple problems could be costing UK drivers £82m a year. Can you spare two minutes to give your car a better chance to pass its next MOT test? (more about pre-MOT checks...)

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Car makers need to park their wild ideas

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 7 March 2013
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Geneva Hamann Range Rover

I’ve been to enough motor shows to know that they’re more about glitz and glamour than the business of actually launching cars, but come on – this year’s Geneva Motor Show feels like a cartoon fantasy land. (more about Geneva Motor Show...)

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16-year-olds can now legally drive small cars

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 5 February 2013
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Aixam GTO

It’s the law - 16-year-olds can now legally drive small cars on UK roads. Or at least they're allowed to drive 'light quadricycles', such as the pictured Aixam GTO. Are you happy to see them taking to the road? (more about young drivers...)

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Do the OFT’s petrol price findings spark your ignition?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 30 January 2013
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A petrol nozzle filling up a car

So the Office of Fair Trading thinks that the market for petrol and diesel in the UK is ‘working well’. Do the OFT’s findings mirror your experience of filling up your car? (more about petrol prices at the pump...)

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Would you miss driving in a world of driverless cars?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 3 December 2012
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Robot carrying a car

Do you enjoy driving? In the future, that may be a question nobody understands. Driverless (or autonomous) cars are coming, says the car industry – and sooner than you might think. (more about driverless cars...)

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Would you put the brakes on more road tolls?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 6 November 2012
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Toll road

How would you feel about more road tolls to raise cash for the UK’s ailing road network? One idea is a ‘two-tier’ system for Vehicle Excise Duty making drivers pay more on motorways and trunk roads. (more about toll roads...)

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Baby on board signs – are they obstructing your view?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 17 October 2012
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Baby on board sign in car

They’ve become as common as roof rails or tow bars – those bright yellow ‘baby on board’ signs are a fixture of the modern school run. Yet, a Confused.com survey places doubt on how safe they are. (more about baby on board signs...)

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Should young drivers spend a year learning?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 5 October 2012
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Learner sticker on car

How long should new drivers spend behind the wheel before taking their driving test? The Association of British Insurers thinks it should be a minimum of 12 months. (more about young drivers...)

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Rogue wheel clamping ends – but what will take its place?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 4 October 2012
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No parking sign

A law has come in to ban wheel clampers from clamping or towing vehicles on private land in England and Wales. It’s safe to say that opportunistic clampers won’t be missed, but will it put pay to dodgy parking practices? (more about the clamping ban...)

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Toyota Aygo’s stability is back under control – at what cost?

by , Cars Writer Transport & Travel 11 May 2012
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Toyota Aygo

So Toyota has done a u-turn and reinstated electronic stability control for its Aygo city car. Like everyone here at Which? I’m delighted that Aygo buyers are once again being offered this vital safety item. (more about Toyota Aygo safety...)

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