Rob Hull

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Rob is a Senior Researcher for Which? Car. Rob's background is predominantly in automotive, with a focus on both two and four wheels. Formerly a news reporter by trade, Rob has an opinion about everything he writes about and always wants to know if anyone else shares his sentiments.

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Carmakers are rewriting the rules in two new models

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 6 March 2014
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Geneva Motor Show

I’ve been going to the Geneva Motor Show for the last three years; it’s our first look at some of the new models to hit UK roads. This year two cars particularly caught my attention for their untraditional approaches. (more about Geneva Motor Show...)

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How haggling can save you £3,000 on a new car

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 24 January 2014
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Sue sitting on a car

‘I’m here to buy a car, not wash your windows.’ Haggling over the price of a new car can result in you saying some of the strangest things, as I learnt when I helped a Which? member buy an Audi recently. (more about haggling for a car...)

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What’s your most costly car repair bill?

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 20 December 2013
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Spare tyre

There’s never a good time for something to go wrong with your car, but expensive repair bills somehow crop up at times when you want them least. What’s your biggest ever repair bill? (more about car repair bills...)

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Discovering the value of a spare wheel first hand

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 6 December 2013
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Volvo wheel

What do you do when you’re 280 miles from home, have a puncture and a damaged wheel, but you don’t have a full-size spare wheel in the boot of the car? (more about spare wheels...)

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Is buying a car just plain stressful?

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 5 November 2013
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Car driving fast

Buying a car is something most of us have to go through, be it purchasing the car second hand, shaking hands with a salesperson in a dealership or buying online. But does the whole process stress you out? (more about buying a car...)

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Is fuel economy your most important car-buying factor?

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 30 September 2013
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Car fuel dial

Gone are the days of bragging to neighbours about how fast and desirable your car is as you polish it in the driveway. Instead, we’re boasting to buddies about just how frugal our latest vehicle is... (more about frugal cars...)

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Which Honda, Nissan and Toyota models are made in Britain?

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 23 August 2013
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British flag painted on Mini Cooper

In the past, when you thought of iconic British carmakers you thought of Bentley, Jaguar and Rolls Royce. Times have changed; now you should be thinking Honda, Nissan and Toyota. (more about British cars...)

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Don’t be hesitant about hybrid car reliability

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 19 July 2013
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Hybrid car logo

It’s claimed that hybrid cars are greener, more fuel efficient, viable alternatives to normal petrol and diesel cars. But are drivers right to fear potentially astronomical repair costs of battery components? (more about hybrid car reliability...)

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Let’s call an estate car an estate car

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 2 July 2013
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A blue estate car

I’ve diagnosed myself with a new car-based clinical condition and I fear there is no cure. I’ve termed it ‘estateism’, and it sends me into a rage every time I hear about another terribly named estate car. (more about estate cars...)

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Identikit cars: do you buy in to badge-power?

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 17 June 2013
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Car with badge covered

How aware are you of identikit cars and do you think they’re easy to spy? We put some Which? readers to the test in a game of spot the difference, and discovered just how much impact a badge can have on a car. (more about identikit cars...)

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Only a third of new cars come with a spare wheel

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 30 May 2013
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Car wheel with a puncture

I’ve learnt that the demise of the spare wheel concerns you just as much as it concerns me. And our latest investigation has found even fewer spare wheels are being made available as standard on new cars. (more about full-size spare wheels...)

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Do you see sense in on-the-spot eye tests for motorists?

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 25 April 2013
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Blurry road lights

‘Sorry, I didn’t see you’ is a frequent excuse for poor driving. Although this is often due to loss of concentration, is enough being done to ensure our roads are used by those who pass the legal standard for eyesight? (more about drivers' eyesight...)

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Please Fiat, don’t do a Mini!

by , Senior Cars Researcher Transport & Travel 17 April 2013
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Fiat 500 - black and white photo

I’m all for the rejuvenation of a classic, especially when it comes to cars. And the Fiat 500 city car has been a great success since its rebirth in 2008. But it could soon turn to overkill if Fiat follows the Mini's example. (more about the Fiat 500...)

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